Tunsil's absence leaves Dolphins' line without 3 starters

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are playing in the New England Patriots' game against the New York Jets.

The star quarterback and tight end were both listed as questionable heading into the team's game Sunday.

Brady missed two days of practice with a knee injury, but returned Friday - although the Patriots were taking a wait-and-see approach. Gronkowski missed last week's game at San Francisco with a chest injury and it appeared early in the week that he would also miss this week, but he improved enough for the Patriots to make him active.

Tight end Martellus Bennett (ankle, shoulder) and wide receivers Julian Edelman (foot) and Chris Hogan (back) are also playing after being listed as questionable, making all of Brady's top targets available.

Seattle safety Earl Thomas is missing the first start of his pro career, ending a string of 106 consecutive regular-season games without missing a game because of injury. He also had played in 12 playoff games. He strained a hamstring last week against Philadelphia.

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett will miss his fifth straight game with a knee injury.

Miami's Laremy Tunsil was inactive because of a shoulder injury, leaving the Dolphins without three starting offensive linemen against the San Francisco 49ers.

Center Mike Pouncey was earlier ruled out due to a hip injury, and left tackle Branden Albert is out with a dislocated left wrist.

Anthony Steen started at center, Kraig Urbik at left guard and Sam Young at left tackle.

Pouncey and Albert both missed last week's game against the Rams, and Tunsil departed in the first half, leaving the Dolphins with a patchwork line as they earned their fifth victory in a row.

Buffalo receiver Sammy Watkins, against Jacksonville, was active for the first time since Week 2. He missed the past eight games after aggravating an injury to his surgically repaired left foot. Also active was Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who had surgery a week ago after dislocating his left thumb.

The full list of each team's inactive players for Sunday's games:

SEATTLE AT TAMPA BAY

Seahawks: RB C.J. Prosise, S Earl Thomas, CB DeShawn Shead, RB Troymaine Pope, LB Brock Coyle, DE Michael Bennett, DE Damontre Moore.

Buccaneers: QB Ryan Griffin, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OL Josh Allen, OL Evan Smith, T Leonard Wester, DT John Hughes III, DL DaVonte Lambert.

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CAROLINA AT OAKLAND

Panthers: DE Mario Addison, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, WR Brenton Bersin, DT Vernon Butler, C Ryan Kalil, LB Luke Kuechly, DB Lou Young.

Raiders: CB David Amerson, LB Shilique Calhoun, QB Connor Cook, OG Denver Kirkland, CB Dexter McDonald, LB Perry Riley, RB DeAndre Washington.

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NEW ENGLAND AT NEW YORK JETS

Patriots: CB Justin Coleman, RB D.J. Foster, DT Woodrow Hamilton, CB Cyrus Jones, TE Matt Lengel, WR Matthew Slater, OT LaAdrian Waddle.

Jets: QB Christian Hackenberg, C Nick Mangold, CB Nick Marshall, WR Charone Peake, OT Brandon Shell, WR Devin Smith, CB Marcus Williams.

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CINCINNATI AT BALTIMORE

Bengals: WR A.J. Green, S Shawn Williams, QB Jeff Driskel; S Derron Smith; LS Clark Harris; OG Christian Wasterman, TE C.J. Uzomah.

Ravens: CB Jimmy Smith, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, LB Kamalei Correa, OG Ryan Jensen, OG Alex Lewis, TE Crockett Gillmore, LB Za'Darius Smith.

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LOS ANGELES AT NEW ORLEANS

Rams: QB Sean Mannion, DB Steve Williams, CB Mike Jordan, OT Pace Murphy, OT Greg Robinson, TE Temarrick Hemingway, DE Matt Longacre.

Saints: WR Jake Lampman, DB De'Vante Harris, RB Marcus Murphy, RB Daniel Lasco, OT Tony Hills, OL Landon Turner, LB Sam Barrington.

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ARIZONA AT ATLANTA

Cardinals: WR Marquis Bundy, S Christian Bryant, LB Sio Moore, OG Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DT Ed Stinson.

Falcons: P Matt Bosher, S Sharrod Neasman, CB Desmond Trufant, RB Terron Ward, OT West Schweitzer, DE Ra'Shede Hageman, DT Cliff Matthews

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SAN FRANCISCO AT MIAMI

49ers: QB Christian Ponder, CB Marcus Cromartie, RB Mike Davis, LB Aaron Lynch, OL John Theus, TE Je'Ron Hamm, DT Quinton Dial.

Dolphins: CB Jordan Lucas, CB Xavien Howard, C Mike Pouncey, OL Laremy Tunsil, LT Branden Albert, TE Thomas Duarte, DT Leon Orr.

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JACKSONVILLE AT BUFFALO

Jaguars: QB Brandon Allen, LB Dan Skuta, OL Jeremiah Poutasi, DE Jared Odrick, TE Julius Thomas, DT Abry Jones, DE Chris Smith.

Bills: QB Cardale Jones, WR Robert Woods, WR Percy Harvin, RB Mike Gillislee, LB Brandon Spikes, OT Seantrel Henderson, DT Corbin Bryant.

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TENNESSEE AT CHICAGO

Titans: WR Tre McBride, S Daimion Stafford, RB David Fluellen, G Sebastian Tretola, TE Phillip Supernaw, LB Kevin Dodd, DE Angelo Blackson.

Bears: QB Jay Cutler, DB De'Vante Bausby, DB Deiondre Hall, DB DeAndre Houston-Carson, OL Josh Sitton, LB Leonard Floyd, DL Mitch Unrein.

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NEW YORK GIANTS AT CLEVELAND

Giants: OG Justin Pugh, WR Tavarres King, DT Jay Bromley, DB Leon Hall, C Brett Jones, OT Marshall Newhouse, QB Josh Johnson.

Browns: QB Cody Kessler, QB Joe Callahan, DB Tramon Williams Sr., OL Gabe Ikard, OL Jonathan Cooper, WR Jordan Payton, DL Tyrone Holmes.

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SAN DIEGO AT HOUSTON

Chargers: LB Jatavis Brown, OT Tyreek Burwell, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Geremy Davis, CB Brandon Flowers, RB Ronnie Hillman, C Max Tuerk.

Texans: OG Oday Aboushi, RB Alfred Blue, RB Tyler Ervin, LB John Simon, WR Jaelen Strong, OG Josh Walker, QB Brandon Weeden.

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