Injury roundup: Rob Gronkowski won't play for Patriots

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) won't play against the Dolphins. He was made inactive for the second straight week. He's getting closer to playing.

The team listed him as questionable on Friday's injury report. He also sat out the team's season opener.

Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is also inactive with a knee injury.

Other injury news we're keeping an eye on Sunday:

  1. Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) is set to make his season debut. Running back Arian Foster is also good to go, according to Rapoport.

Running back Jay Ajayi is expected to play against the Patriots after being benched as a form of punishment last week, per Rapoport. He is active for the game.

  1. Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is ready to go against the 49ers, per Rapoport.
  1. Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will not play against the Texans as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last year. He was made inactive Sunday morning.
  1. Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas (hip) is set to play Sunday against the Colts, a source told Rapoport. Thomas was listed as questionable Friday.
  1. Steelers receiver Markus Wheaton will miss another game as he nurses a shoulder injury, Rapoport reported. He will need another week of recovery.
  1. Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick (hamstring) will be good to go today, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
  1. Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) is active.
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