Rob Gronkowski ruled out in home opener against Dolphins

Rob Gronkowski ruled out in home opener against Dolphins

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not play against the Dolphins on Sunday in the team’s home opener.

Gronkowski injured his hamstring in mid August and has practiced only on a limited basis during the past two weeks.

Schefter writes:

‘This is the second straight week Gronkowski has missed after injuring the hamstring Aug. 15 in a joint practice with the Chicago Bears. Gronkowski participated in practice on a limited basis throughout the week. The Patriots listed him as questionable in their injury report Friday. Martellus Bennett replaced Gronkowski as the starting tight end in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals and tallied three receptions for 14 yards on five targets.’