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Rob Gronkowski | Tight End | #87

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (42) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Boston reports Rob Gronkowski's absence from OTAs was because the team was taking a "cautious approach with an undisclosed physical ailment that wasn't considered a long-range concern."
It had previously been reported that Gronk was sidelined solely for keeping-fresh purposes. The issue clearly wasn't a big deal — Gronk was back at practice on Monday — but anything injury related is noteworthy for a player with Gronk's history. Jun 13 - 2:36 PM

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Rob Gronkowski returned to Patriots OTAs on Monday.

He was absent from last week's proceedings, a move designed to preserve him for the regular season. There's no reason to risk Gronkowski's long-term health by overworking him at OTAs, so we're guessing he'll have a pretty light workload this week. That means more reps for newcomer Martellus Bennett.
Jun 13 - 11:26 AM

Rob Gronkowski said he and the Patriots are "on the same page" as it pertains to him sitting out offseason work.

Gronk has been kept out of the entire offseason program in an effort to keep him healthy, and there are rumors he will be held out of the preseason as well. Considering he is clearly the most important weapon in the passing game, keeping Gronk healthy is much more important than getting him offseason reps. Martellus Bennett should get plenty of opportunities this offseason as he attempts to learn the offense.
Jun 11 - 11:20 AM

The Boston Herald reports the Patriots are not letting Rob Gronkowski practice at OTAs with the sole purpose of trying to keep him healthy.

There were whispers Gronkowski was dealing with some sort of minor injury or ailment. Instead, the Patriots are holding Gronk out of practice as a precautionary measure. The Herald's Jeff Howe added on Twitter that the Patriots may keep Gronkowski "out of preseason, too." It's a smart move by the team and has likely met no resistance from Gronk's camp, which also wants his career to last as long as possible. Gronk isn't involved in any sort of position battle, and newcomer Martellus Bennett can use the extra reps. In salary and bonuses, the Pats are paying Gronkowski nearly $11 million this year.
Jun 7 - 9:10 PM

Rob Gronkowski has been selected as the cover star for Madden 17.

He follows in the recent footsteps of Odell Beckham, Richard Sherman and, infamously, Peyton Hillis. The supposed "Madden curse" has died in recent years, with Beckham and Sherman both enjoying All-Pro type seasons during their years shifting videogame units. Another "Summer of Gronk" is upon us.
May 12 - 6:06 PM

Rob Gronkowski's contract includes a $250,000 workout bonus for attending 90 percent of the team's offseason practices.

So does Julian Edelman's. Both players are relatively underpaid (Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola both make more than Edelman) but New England has devised a clever way to prevent them from holding out. The Patriots have a history of rewarding players with raises when appropriate so Edelman and Gronkowski should still be well-compensated either through performance incentives or signing bonuses.
Apr 3 - 9:34 AM

Agent Drew Rosenhaus refused to address Rob Gronkowski's contract Sunday at the NFL Owner's Meetings.

Gronk counts just $6.62 million against the cap, far below market value for easily the NFL's best player at his position. Gronkowski mentioned his salary in a passive aggressive tweet earlier this month. Rosenhaus could have put the issue to rest on Sunday but chose not to. While a holdout is unlikely, Gronk seems at least a little miffed the Pats aren't offering him a raise.
Mar 20 - 1:09 PM

Patriots picked up Rob Gronkowski's $10 million option bonus.

New England already paid $4 million of the bonus in August and will pay the other $6 million before the new league year begins. Picking up the option keeps Gronkowski under contract through 2019. Gronk caught 72 passes for 1,176 yards and 11 scores in 15 games last season. He will turn 27 in May.
Mar 7 - 9:30 AM

Rob Gronkowski caught 8-of-15 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game loss to the Broncos.

The Broncos completely erased the Patriots' offense ... except for Gronk. With Tom Brady under siege and Julian Edelman and the running game invisible, Gronk made All-Pro catch after All-Pro catch, singlehandedly extending the game with a pair of fourth-down conversions inside two minutes remaining. The second was a touchdown grab at the back of the end zone where Gronk straddled the end line before catching a ball that would have tied the game with a two-point conversion. Today was everything Gronk's game stands for. Still somehow only 27 years old (in May), Gronk will enter 2016 having caught at least 10 touchdowns in 5-of-5 seasons where he's made a minimum of 11 appearances. After injury threatened to derail his career, Gronk has missed only two games over the past two years. He's a top-five hold in Dynasty leagues.
Jan 24 - 6:54 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) is active for the AFC Championship Game against Denver.

As is Julian Edelman (foot). Unlike last week, there was never any doubt about Gronk's status this time around. Edelman and Gronk will be the focal points of the game plan for a team without a running game venturing on the road against one of the league's best defenses.
Jan 24 - 1:38 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Broncos.

The Patriots listed a whopping 16 players as questionable leading up to Sunday's AFC Championship in Denver. Gronkowski was among them but there's no way he's missing New England's most important game of the season. Gronk piled on six catches for 88 yards and a touchdown against Denver in Week 12.
Jan 22 - 2:33 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Gronk is fine, and will be one of the keys to Sunday's AFC title tilt.
Jan 21 - 4:46 PM

Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Every Patriots injury report should be taken with an enormous grain of salt after last week. Gronkowski was a game-time decision against the Chiefs and ended up dominating with seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Gronk will play his usual number of snaps Sunday against Denver.
Jan 20 - 5:25 PM

Rob Gronkowski played 53-of-58 offensive snaps in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.

So much for being limited. Gronkowski was pegged as a game-time decision with knee and back injuries but ended up playing his full allotment of snaps. He looked unstoppable Saturday, catching seven of eight targets for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Obviously the Pats were laying it on thick with their injury reports this week. Gronk is in good shape and should be ready to go next Sunday against the Broncos or Steelers.
Jan 17 - 8:22 AM

Rob Gronkowski caught 7-of-8 targets for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.

All week, the talk was about Gronk battling through knee and back issues, but he looked 100 percent against the Chiefs. It's possible bordering on probable the Pats leaked information making Gronk's issues sound more serious than they actually were. Whatever it was, Gronk's status isn't in doubt for next Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
Jan 16 - 8:28 PM

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QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Donald Brown
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Malcolm Mitchell
4Aaron Dobson
5Devin Lucien
WR21Danny Amendola
2Keshawn Martin
3Nate Washington
4Chris Harper
5DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3Clay Harbor
4AJ Derby
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
3Joe Thuney
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Ted Karras
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Keavon Milton
K1Stephen Gostkowski