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The New England Patriots have had an uncharacteristically terrible start to the season, and it definitely doesn't help that two key players who could help turn things around aren't at 100 percent.

According to New England's latest injury report, Rob Gronkowski and Josh Gordon are both listed as questionable for this weekend's tilt with the Miami Dolphins.

Seeing a player's status as anything but healthy is always a cause for concern, but this nothing new with Gronkowski. The All-Pro tight end has practically lived on the injury report his entire career and plays at a high level every weekend no matter what the ailment. Needless to say, starting Gronk this weekend is a no-brainer.

Gordon, on the other hand, is a completely different story. New England's newest receiver is still learning the playbook and probably won't suit up for a second straight week. Even if he makes his Pats debut this weekend, he should probably remain on your bench. It's highly unlikely that he'll play on anything but a limited basis as he gets accustomed to the offense. 

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