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Rob Gronkowski | Tight End | #87

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (42) / NE
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ESPN's Jeff Darlington reports Rob Gronkowski has been thinking about retirement for "quite some time."
Darlington went on to say it isn't just a reaction to the Super Bowl loss or Gronk's recent concussion and that he's been considering it "long before both instances." It still seems likely that Gronk will return for the 2018 season, but as more reports continue to emerge, it wouldn't be surprising to see him retire. Feb 17 - 1:21 PM

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MMQB's Albert Breer believes "Rob Gronkowski’s rumblings about retirement are real."

According to Breer, Gronk has "been responsible with his finances," so walking away early is not as big of a financial concern as it might be for other players. Gronk is also a veritable star who reportedly is looking into an acting career once his playing days are finished. We still think it is likely Gronkowski returns in 2018, but considering the beating he takes each season and the options available to him, it is not surprising he is at least thinking about walking away.
Source: MMQB
Feb 8 - 12:23 PM

Rob Gronkowski was noncommittal on his playing future following the Patriots' Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.

Gronk said he is "definitely going to look at my future," and plans to rest for a few weeks before deciding whether to play in 2018. Gronk turns 29 in March. Although he suffered a concussion in the playoffs, this was one of Gronk's healthiest seasons, missing just one game to injury (and another to suspension). Gronk has too much good football left and too much money to earn to retire early.
Feb 4 - 11:12 PM

Rob Gronkowski caught 9-of-15 targets for 116 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' Super Bowl 52 loss to the Eagles.

Philly frustrated Gronk with cornerback and safety double teams in the first half, holding him to nine yards on his first six targets. The Patriots’ big halftime adjustment was force feeding Gronk, which Tom Brady did four times for 68 yards and a touchdown on New England’s opening third-quarter drive alone. Early in the fourth frame, Gronk (6’6") skied high above Eagles CB Ronald Darby (5’11") for a four-yard TD. 2017 was a bounce-back season for Gronk, who missed eight games in 2016 and missed only two this past season, and only one was due to injury. Gronkowski led all tight ends in yards (1,083) and averaged a deep threat-like 15.7 yards per catch. Already the greatest tight end in history going on age 29, Gronkowski should enjoy a rare surgery-free 2018 offseason.
Feb 4 - 10:54 PM

Rob Gronkowski (concussion) has been removed from the Patriots' injury report for Super Bowl LII against the Eagles.

So have Malcolm Butler (illness), Brandon King (knee) and Deatrich Wise (concussion). That means the Patriots will be at full strength for Super Bowl LII Sunday in Minnesota. A prolific postseason performer, Gronkowski has scored 10 touchdowns in 11 career playoff appearances.
Feb 2 - 4:31 PM

Rob Gronkowski (concussion) has officially been cleared for Super Bowl LII.

Gronk will speak with the media on Thursday, something you are not allowed to do if in the concussion protocol. Gronk's status hasn't been in doubt since last week, or really, ever.
Feb 1 - 4:07 PM

Rob Gronkowski (concussion) confirmed he'll play in the Super Bowl.

Gronkowski has been practicing since Saturday but is still in the concussion protocol. He was officially listed as limited on Wednesday. Despite the Patriots moving him slowly, Gronkowski remains on track to be fully cleared for the Super Bowl.
Jan 31 - 4:31 PM

The Boston Herald reports Rob Gronkowski (concussion) has been doing "full tilt" in practice, and is fully expected to be cleared for Super Bowl LII.

Reporter Jeff Howe considers Gronk's clearance a matter of when, not if. The Patriots could string things out this week, but Gronk is going to be out there against the Eagles.
Jan 29 - 1:50 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Rob Gronkowski is still in the concussion protocol.

Gronk has yet to be cleared, but he did practice on Saturday and Sunday, suggesting he is getting close. It would be a shock if he is not ready to go for the Super Bowl.
Jan 29 - 9:02 AM

Rob Gronkowski (concussion) practiced again on Sunday.

He hasn't been cleared for full contact yet but still has a week to make it through the concussion protocol. That should be more than enough time. Already among the greatest tight ends of all-time, Gronk can add to his legacy by winning a third Super Bowl next week in Minnesota.
Jan 28 - 12:34 PM

Rob Gronkowski (concussion) returned to practice on Saturday.

This is encouraging news and puts Gronk on track to play in the Super Bowl. He warmed up and caught passes in practice on Saturday, meaning he is very close to clearing concussion protocol. At this point it would be surprising if he doesn't play in the Super Bowl.
Jan 27 - 12:07 PM

Rob Gronkowski (concussion) missed the Patriots' Friday walkthrough.

A source did tell the Boston Herald that the Patriots remain "optimistic" Gronkowski will play in Super Bowl 52, but he hasn't received medical clearance yet. The Patriots will hold a practice on Saturday, then fly to Minneapolis, then practice all next week. Barring setbacks, we would guess Gronkowski resumes practicing with the team by no later than next Wednesday.
Jan 26 - 1:24 PM

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini reports the "overall feel" is that Rob Gronkowski (concussion) will be active for Super Bowl LII.

Gronk has yet to be cleared to practice, but we remain 10 days away from the big game. It would frankly be stunning were Gronk to sit.
Jan 25 - 3:29 PM

Rob Gronkowski (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

It is not a surprise the Patriots are taking it slow, but it is at least mildly concerning Gronkowski has not reached the point in the protocol where he can participate in practice. Still, it would be a shock if he is not ready to go for the Super Bowl.
Jan 25 - 12:49 PM

Rob Gronkowski (concussion) hasn't been cleared to practice.

The Patriots didn't practice Wednesday, but Gronkowski is still in the concussion protocol. He'll likely be moved slowly this week. Gronkowski has 11 days to get cleared for the Super Bowl.
Jan 24 - 5:04 PM

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