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Rob Gronkowski | Tight End | #87

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (42) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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PFT's Mike Florio reports the Patriots were calling teams about a possible Rob Gronkowski trade before the draft.
This was before Gronk confirmed he wasn't retiring. The Patriots have since opened talks with Gronkowski but have yet to work out a restructure. Gronkowski attended mandatory minicamp and isn't a holdout threat despite his contract situation. He should get an updated deal before Week 1. Jun 13 - 10:29 AM

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ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reports a new contract for Rob Gronkowski is "likely" but not "imminent."

Gronkowski was the subject of baseless trade rumors last week, but those rumors gained traction in part because of the lingering contract dispute between the Patriots and their star tight end. Gronk earned an additional $5.5 million last season after New England added incentives to his contract. It is unclear if he would accept a similar arrangement this season or is after a real extension. Gronkowski is currently scheduled to earn $17 million in base salary over the final two years of his deal.
Jun 11 - 12:02 PM

Rob Gronkowski denied the Patriots are looking to trade him.

There were rumblings of a potential Gronk trade but the Patriots and multiple reports have since shot it down. This is a non-story, though Gronkowski's contract situation has yet to be worked out. Gronkowski attended New England's three-day mandatory minicamp but is expected to skip next week's voluntary OTAs. Most signs continue to point to the Patriots restructuring Gronk's deal before Week 1.
Jun 9 - 3:10 PM

NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran reports there is "zero truth" to Rob Gronkowski trade rumors.

Twitter worked itself into a tizzy after rumors of an imminent trade involving Gronkowski surfaced, but those rumors appear to be baseless. Perhaps the Patriots look to move Gronkowski if their current contract dispute turns nasty, but as of now, there is little reason to think the tight end will be anywhere but New England Week 1.
Jun 8 - 1:48 PM

Speaking at Patriots OTAs, Rob Gronkowski replied "who wouldn't?" when asked if he would like a new contract before the start of the season.

The sides have apparently been "working" on a "tweaked" deal for the past month, but it has yet to come to fruition. Gronk skipped OTAs before reporting for this week's mandatory minicamp. Having already surrendered what little leverage he had, Gronk is unlikely to win any major concessions. Signed through 2019, he is due an $8 million base salary this season.
Jun 5 - 1:58 PM

Rob Gronkowski confirmed Sunday he will attend the Patriots' mandatory minicamp this week.

Gronk and the Pats are presently in contract talks. "We’ve got mandatory minicamp this week," said Gronk. "So I’ll be there this week. I’ll be full go. I’m looking forward to it. Can’t wait to get back to work. I’m excited." Gronk discussed retirement after the Super Bowl and skipped some early-offseason voluntary work, but he seems destined to play at least one more year in New England.
Source: CBS Boston
Jun 3 - 3:10 PM

The Athletic's Jeff Howe reports the Patriots are nearing a reworked contract with Rob Gronkowski.

Contract discussions have been "positive," per Howe, and a new deal sounds imminent. Gronkowski wants more money, and understandably so. Gronkowski would be a first-ballot Hall of Famer if his career ended today, yet Gronk is presently the NFL's fourth-highest paid tight end behind Jimmy Graham, Travis Kelce, and Jordan Reed.
May 23 - 10:52 PM

Patriots owner Robert Kraft expects Rob Gronkowski to attend minicamp.

The Patriots have been working to restructure Gronkowski's contract, but it can't be made official until Thursday. Gronkowski will likely be given incentives to raise his $8 million base salary. He should report to OTAs when the deal is reached.
May 23 - 4:17 PM

NFL Network's James Palmer reports the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski are working on a contract restructure.

Gronk cannot officially do another restructure which includes incentives until May 24th, one year after his last restructure, which also happens to be the date of New England's third OTA workout. The fact that it has yet to happen suggests it will contain incentives like the ones Gronk used to boost his salary to $10.75 million last season. Gronkowski is currently owed $17 million in base salary over the final two years of his deal.
May 21 - 12:54 PM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots are working on "tweaking" Rob Gronkowski's contract.

The Pats are apparently trying to "assuage" Gronk's reported grumbling with his deal, a displeasure that seemingly led to him considering retirement this offseason. Perhaps some easily-attainable bonuses will be in order.
May 7 - 2:39 PM

Rob Gronkowski announced in a Tuesday social media post that he will return for the 2018 season.

"I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats," Gronk posted on Instagram, under his @gronk handle. "I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great." The fact that Gronkowski met with coach Bill Belichick on Tuesday to inform him of his intentions confirms he was seriously considering stepping away. Although Gronk is still only 29 (next month), he has dealt with a litany of serious injuries during his eight seasons in the NFL. At this point, he should be considered a year-to-year proposition going forward, something to be mindful of in Dynasty leagues.
Apr 24 - 6:29 PM

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports the Patriots expect both Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady to play in 2018.

A source with "knowledge of the situation" told Florio the Patriots are expecting both stars to return for this upcoming season. More importantly, what appeared to be a non-story all along is slowly being unveiled as such. Brady never indicated he was considering retirement and had even planned normal off-site offseason workouts with his fellow teammates. The Athletic's Jeff Howe also recently reported Gronk told members of his inner circle he's strayed from voluntary workouts because "he's happy living life and generally just taking a little extra time away." Both are expected to be full participants when New England opens training camp in July.
Apr 22 - 4:03 PM

Rob Gronkowski won't participate in the Patriots' offseason workouts.

When asked if he'll participate in the team's voluntary workouts, Gronk said he won't because he's "got dirt-biking skills to work on." He also candidly mentioned the Patriots will see a "freek-a-leek" when he comes back, perhaps hinting he'll be a participant in camp. Team workouts are completely optional, but the 28-year-old will miss out on a $250,000 workout bonus in his contract. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier in the week Gronkowski is still considering whether to play in 2018.
Apr 21 - 12:42 PM

Rob Gronkowski will not attend the start of New England's offseason program Monday.

Tom Brady won't be present at the start of New England's program either as he's on a business trip in Qatar. Schefter continues that Gronkowski is still considering whether to play this upcoming season, and has had "good communication" with the Patriots. Gronk reportedly told friends at one point during the 2017 season he was "likely to retire" but ESPN's Jeff Darlington has since noted the 28-year-old is "pretty certain" he'll return. Sources also told Darlington that any "friction" between Gronkowski and head coach Bill Belichick should ease once the tight end fully commits to football again.
Apr 15 - 3:30 PM

The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian reports Bill Belichick "chastised [Rob Gronkowski] in front of the players for being a TB12 client" early last season.

NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran added the incident was a "big part" of Gronkowski's "irritation" with the organization last season. Back in March, Curran's colleague Mike Giardi reported Gronk and Tom Brady were "miserable" playing under Belichick last season with much of the disconnect tying back to Alex Guerrero, Brady's and now Gronk's trainer. At this point, Gronkowski is expected to return to the Patriots, but it is clear there is real friction between the tight end and his head coach.
Apr 9 - 10:59 AM

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