FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski will be active for the Patriots regular-season finale against Miami. He's been practicing since December 14, but this is the tight end's first green light on game day.
Defensive end Jermaine Cunningham will play today for the first time since November 22. He was suspended between Week 12 and Week 12 for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Cornerback Marquice Cole (finger), who did not practice Thursday or Friday and was listed as "doubtful" at week's end, has been ruled out. The Patriots will be even thinner at the position as Alfonzo Dennard (hamstringknee) will sit for the second consecutive contest.
Nick McDonald is also inactive Sunday. The offensive lineman was limited in practice because of shoulder injury. McDonald has missed three games this season, but just one since the bye week.
As for sidelined safety Nate Ebner, this is his first missed action of the season.
The full list of Patriots inactives:
OL Markus ZusevicsCB Alfonzo DennardS Nate EbnerDL Jake BequetteOL Nick McDonaldWR Kamar AikenDB Marquice Cole
Inactive for Miami:
WR Davone BessCB Nolan CarrollLB Josh KadduOT Patrick BrownTE Kyle MillerDT Kheeston RandallQB Pat Devlin
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HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.
Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.
Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.
Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.
Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.