Rob Gronkowski RUMORS & NEWS

  • Did Gronk commit to returning to prevent a trade?

    Pro Football Talk "After nearly three months of mystery regarding his intentions, capped by recent public comments suggesting he’s not nearly as all in for football as he needs to be, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suddenly has renewed his football vows. So what prompted it? Peter King of has a very..." April 25

  • Gronkowski says he'll play for Pats in 2018 "Rob Gronkowski isn't leaving the gridiron for the big screen, the squared circle or the dirt-bike track. Gronkowski will return to the Patriots for a ninth season in 2018, the All-Pro tight end announced via Instagram on Thursday. "I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for..." April 24

  • Are Some Patriots Fans Growing Tired Of Rob Gronkowski’s ‘Act?’

    NESN "If you get all of your New England Patriots news directly from the team, you would have no idea Rob Gronkowski addressed the media for the first time since returning from Super Bowl LII this weekend. The tight end stood at the same podium in the Patriots media workroom where head coach Bill..." April 23

  • Rob Gronkowski’s Horse Might Not Race In 2018 Kentucky Derby After All

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski has battled various injuries over the course of his NFL career, and it now sounds like his horse could be suffering a similar fate ahead of the 2018 Kentucky Derby. The New England Patriots tight end last week bought a stake in a 3-year-old colt named “Gronkowski,” which was..." April 23

  • Report: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski still irritated over Malcolm Butler benching

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports of tension within the Patriots organization existed well before Malcolm Butler was shockingly benched for the entire Super Bowl, but Bill Belichick’s controversial decision may be the cause of much of the lingering drama in New England. A source told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk..." April 23

  • Patriots expect both Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski to play this year

    Pro Football Talk "The fact that Tom Brady hasn’t specifically said that he’ll play this year (unless he has) likely isn’t a big deal. The fact that Rob Gronkowski hasn’t is more significant. In the end, however, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Patriots expect both players to suit up and..." April 22

  • Rob Gronkowski reportedly in no rush to return to Patriots, enjoying offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "Over the weekend, Rob Gronkowski seemingly gave his strongest hint of the offseason that he is planning to play football in 2018. That does not mean he is in any rush to resume working out with the New England Patriots, however. Gronkowski was at Gillette Stadium on Saturday to announce a..." April 22

  • Rob Gronkowski: Patriots Fans Will See 'Freak-A-Leak' When I 'Maybe' Return

    Bleacher Report "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski addressed the media at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Saturday, and while he largely avoided questions regarding his playing status, he did offer some potential hints. According to NESN's Doug Kyed, Gronk said that fans will see a..." April 21

  • Gronk: I won’t be at Pats’ workouts, I’ve got dirt biking to work on

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t planning to show up for the team’s voluntary offseason workouts, and he isn’t shy about explaining why: Right now his focus is dirt bikes. Gronk was at Gillette Stadium today not for the Patriots but for a Supercross Foxboro event, and when asked what..." April 21

  • Rob Gronkowski Has Been Hanging Out With A Bikini Model Instead Of Football

    The Big Lead "Rob Gronkowski’s future is still in doubt and he elected to skip the start of OTAs, but he has been a busy man. He has been hanging out with a familiar friend SI model Camille Kostek near the water. Kostek was a former Patriots cheerleader and was rumored to be in a relationship with Gronk over..." April 18

  • Gronk the NFL player to buy a stake in Gronk the horse

    Pro Football Talk "Gronk, a racehorse bound for the Kentucky Derby, will soon be partially owned by Gronk, an NFL player who was in the Super Bowl two months ago. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will acquire a minority stake in Gronkowski, the 3-year-old colt who will run in the Derby on May 5, according to the..." April 18

  • Can more money make Rob Gronkowski happy with Patriots?

    Boston Herald "Solomon said, “Money is the answer to everything” in Ecclesiastes 10:19. The question is whether it’s the answer to Rob Gronkowski’s future with the Patriots. The team and the Gronkowski camp have chatted recently with the all-world tight end’s contract in mind, and that’s certainly a good..." April 17

  • Rob Gronkowski Angling For New Deal?

    Pro Football Rumors "Still not committed to playing in 2018, Rob Gronkowski will not be in attendance Monday when the Patriots begin their offseason program. But the All-Pro tight end’s been working out independently, and some of his reported dissatisfaction with Bill Belichick may again be..." April 16

  • Rob Gronkowski Still Considering Retirement?

    Pro Football Rumors "Tight end Rob Gronkowski will not attend the beginning of the Patriots’ offseason workout program on Monday and is still contemplating whether to play in 2018, according to Adam Schefter of (Twitter link). Gronkowski has reportedly been considering retirement this offseason, and has..." April 15

  • Patriots owner: Rob Gronkowski's status not 'an issue' "When it comes to the future of star tight end Rob Gronkowski in New England, Robert Kraft is at peace. The Patriots owner is aware that Gronkowski openly contemplated retirement after New England's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles, but everything Kraft's seen and heard from the playmaker suggests..." April 11

  • Robert Kraft Doesn’t Seem At All Concerned By Rob Gronkowski Retirement Chatter

    NESN "If Robert Kraft had a 2018 offseason campaign slogan, it might read like this: “It’s Not An Issue.” The New England Patriots owner has taken the high road amid reports of turmoil in his organization. That trend continued this week in his interview with The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, who asked Kraft..." April 11

  • Bill Belichick 'chastised' Gronk for using TB12 method

    Boston Herald "Recent sightings of Rob Gronkowski, which have included pictures at Brigham & Women’s Hospital on Monday visiting heart patient Lauren Meizo, appear to show an even leaner version of the tight end than we witnessed last season. Of late, Gronkowski has been working out at TB12, continuing his..." April 09

  • Tension between Rob Gronkowski and Patriots is nothing new

    WEEI Boston "It may seem unusual to read about all of the apparent dissension with the Patriots. There have never been questions before about Tom Brady’s professional relationship with Bill Belichick or the quarterback’s desire to play for as long as physically possible. But with Rob Gronkowski, the drama..." April 04

  • Ex-Patriots TE Jermaine Wiggins Says Rob Gronkowski Is 'Frustrated' with His Contract

    TMZ "Rob Gronkowski is one of the best damn players in the NFL, and he's sick of not getting paid like it -- so says ex-Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins. You've probably heard ... rumors have been swirling about Gronk splitting with New England all offseason long -- for reasons ranging from his..." April 04

  • NFL Rumors: How Brandin Cooks Trade Affects Rob Gronkowski’s Patriots Future

    NESN "Brandin Cooks reportedly no longer is a member of the New England Patriots, but we should we expect Rob Gronkowski to follow suit? The Patriots reportedly traded Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams along with a fourth-round draft pick Tuesday, getting LA’s first-round draft pick in 2018 (No. 23..." April 04

  • Report: Pats planning to trade Rob Gronkowski before draft

    Larry Brown Sports "Rob Gronkowski has yet to say if he will continue his playing career in 2018, and perhaps he simply wants to play football somewhere other than New England. Ken Laird, a producer for the “Kirk & Callahan” Show on WEEI in Boston, reported on Tuesday morning that the Patriots are planning to..." April 03

  • Gronk-Brady chatter won't die until someone kills it

    NBC Sports Boston "The Gronk/Brady retirement conversation this offseason is like a beach ball in the bleachers. First launched skyward by Gronk in the minutes after the Super Bowl, the flight pattern is fast and wild in the first few feet, then it hits its apex, descends softly and slowly . . . nearly stops . ...." April 03

  • Trading Gronk wouldn’t be out of character for Belichick

    Pro Football Talk "Most teams wouldn’t be eager to trade a 28-year-old future Hall of Famer with two more years on his contract at affordable salaries. But the Patriots aren’t like most teams. So the talk that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski could be traded has to be taken seriously, given the history of..." April 03

  • Teams Planning To Call Patriots About Potential Rob Gronkowski Trade

    NFL Trade Rumors "Albert Breer expects the Patriots to receive some trade calls from teams regarding TE Rob Gronkowski. Interestingly enough, Breer adds that he spoke to a few teams last week who told him that they were already planning to make calls about Gronkowski’s availability. Of course, it remains to be..." April 02

  • NFL Rumors: Details On Gronkowski-Belichick Friction Emerge

    NESN "New England Patriots fans appeared to get some good news Saturday night when ESPN’s Jeff Darlington reported that Rob Gronkowski is “pretty certain” to return for the 2018 season. Darlington also noted that the relationship between Gronkowski and head coach Bill Belichick is strained and while..." April 02

  • Rob Gronkowski 'pretty certain' he'll return to Patriots despite friction with Bill Belichick

    ESPN "As New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski weighs his future, sources close to him say he has recently expressed that he is more likely to continue his football career than retire at 28 years old. Gronkowski still hasn't made a decision, but despite serious considerations since the end of..." April 01

  • NFL Rumors: Are Patriots Getting Closer To Rob Gronkowski Trade?

    NESN "We still don’t know whether Rob Gronkowski will play football in 2018. But what if he does suit up — for a team other than the New England Patriots? As retirement rumors swirl around the All-Pro tight end, the Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard reported another scenario Thursday: the Patriots..." March 31

  • 'Gronkowski' the horse qualifies for Kentucky Derby

    The Score "A horse named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be racing in the Kentucky Derby after winning the Burradon Stakes in England on Friday. Horse owner Kerri Radcliffe of Phoenix Thoroughbreds says the horse was named after the tight end because of her love for the team, as..." March 31

  • NFL GM on Rob Gronkowski: Don’t discount the Rams

    Sportsnaut "Most of the talk surrounding the up-and-coming Los Angeles Rams has involved the idea of them bringing in Odell Beckham Jr. in a trade with the New York Giants. Now that others have joined the Rams in the OBJ sweepstakes, we have no real idea how that situation is going to play out. But in an..." March 30

  • Report: Chances increasing that Rob Gronkowski could be traded

    Larry Brown Sports "It has been nearly two months since the New England Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LI, and Rob Gronkowski still has not committed to playing in 2018. According to one report, it is not out of the question that the star tight end could be traded even if he decides to..." March 29

  • Rob Gronkowski reportedly will join cast of Mel Gibson action movie

    WEEI Boston "It's doubtful he'll be playing himself this time. We still don't know if Rob Gronkowski plans to retire and join the WWE, but it sounds like a potential acting career is real. According to Jeff Sneider of The Tracking Board, Gronk has signed on to play an unspecified role in Mel Gibson's..." March 28

  • Belichick keeps lips sealed on possible Gronk retirement

    NBC Sports Boston "An early evening conversation with Bill Belichick brings us no closer to knowing the plans of tight end Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots head coach met with a small gathering of New England media here at the Ritz-Carlton. Standing under an ornate overhang near a towering fountain, a relaxed..." March 26

  • Rob Gronkowski reportedly still working out at TB12 center

    Larry Brown Sports "Rob Gronkowski has yet to say what he intends to do in 2018, but it seems as though the star tight end still has football very much on the brain. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Gronkowski has been working out at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center this offseason, which is located at..." March 12

  • Report: Rob Gronkowski Has Not Yet Made Decision On Football Future, In ‘No Hurry’ To Do So

    CBS Boston "Last week, Patriots fans breathed a sigh of relief when NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that all expectations are that Rob Gronkowski will indeed play football in New England next season. That alleviation dissipated after just a few hours, when Gronkowski tweeted “#Clueless,” thus reopening the..." March 05

  • Rosenhaus: No timetable for Gronkowski decision

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been nearly four weeks since Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski gave credence to retirement rumors by declining to commit to another season of football. He still hasn’t made a commitment. And it’s still not clear when he will. Appearing on Friday’s PFT Live, agent Drew Rosenhaus said..." March 02

  • Rob Gronkowski expected to play football in 2018 "Rob Gronkowski might wander into a onesie in the WWE ring or a starring role on the silver screen some day, but not in the immediate future. Gronk is expected to return to football for the 2018 season and is not expected to retire, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. The New..." February 28

  • Rob Gronkowski’s representation declines comment on potential retirement

    Boston Herald "The curiosity continues. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is still weighing a decision to potentially retire from the NFL, and his agency declined to comment on his situation today at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. “We’re not going to talk about that. That’s personal,” Drew and Jason..." February 28

  • Report: Patriots Buried Story About Gronk Going on TB12 Diet

    12 Up "Rob Gronkowski's future in the NFL has still yet to be decided, but we now have more insight on the situation. Before making his comments after the Super Bowl LII loss, Gronkowski also considered retirement before the 2017 season even started. Injuries have taken a toll on Gronkowski's career,..." February 27

  • Report: Rob Gronkowski ‘considered stepping away’ from NFL during camp

    NBC Sports Boston "As Rob Gronkowski ponders possibly giving up football for wrestling, NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran reveals the tight end "didn't enjoy himself" this past season and "a hell of an air-clearing" is needed in Foxboro. Curran, speaking Monday on "Boston Sports Tonight", said..." February 27

  • There’s reason to be concerned with no 2018 commitment from Rob Gronkowski

    WEEI Boston "OK, maybe this is actually a thing. Immediately after the Super Bowl LII loss, Rob Gronkowski said he needed to do some thinking about his future and wouldn’t commit to playing in 2018. Sure, right after a tough loss and season emotions are running high and it isn’t the best time to be speaking..." February 27

  • Gronkowski’s cryptic tweet gives fuel to retirement rumors

    The Sports Daily "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has played in the NFL for eight seasons, and it’s currently unclear if he’ll return for a ninth one. Gronkowski has battled a number of injuries over the past few years, and he could potentially pursue a career in the WWE, or possibly even on the big screen as..." February 25

  • The Gronk dilemma is a sticky one for Patriots

    NBC Sports Boston "The quote’s been credited to a whole lot of coaches. It doesn’t matter who actually said it. What matters is how much truth there is in the saying, “Once an NFL player starts considering retirement, he’s already gone.” There are myriad variations but they all arrive at the same spot. Once a..." February 20

  • Patriots must not wait to find successor to Rob Gronkowski

    Fanrag Sports "If one word will sum up the offseason for the New England Patriots, it will be succession. By retaining Josh McDaniels at the final hour, Robert Kraft ensured that there’s a succession plan in place whenever Bill Belichick decides to leave Foxborough. With three of the top 63 picks in the..." February 20

  • Does Rob Gronkowski deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

    Mass Live "After the New England Patriots lost in Super Bowl LII, tight end Rob Gronkowski gave Patriots fans even more reason to sulk. A reporter asked Gronkowski if there were any truth to the report that he would consider retirement after this season. His response was non-committal. "I'm definitely..." February 19

  • Two weeks later, no indication on what Gronkowski will do

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski gave everyone a surprise after the Super Bowl by responding to a question about a rumor of retirement by saying, “I don’t know how you heard about that.” The fact that there’s a “that” means that there’s something to the it that became a that. Two weeks later,..." February 18

  • 4 questions about Rob Gronkowski’s future in the NFL, answered

    Boston "Could Rob Gronkowski’s most recent season with the Patriots really be his last? Following New England’s disappointing Super Bowl LII loss, Gronkowski refused to say whether he plans to return to the field in 2018. The tight end repeatedly gave noncommittal responses when pressed about his..." February 17

  • Those Rumors About Rob Gronkowski Signing With WWE Are Growing Louder

    Complex "Is Rob Gronkowski’s NFL career on the brink of being over? Gronk himself is still keeping quiet with regards to what his future holds. But after the Patriots lost to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, the New England tight end seemed to admit he had a lot to think about this offseason. "I’m..." February 16

  • Rob Gronkowski’s best friend hints at possible WWE future for the tight end

    Snip Daily "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is considering stepping away from the gridiron at the young age of 28. Previous reports had noted that Gronkowski sees a future in Hollywood as an actor — a belief that’s backed up by this b-list celebrity. But what if Gronkowski turned in his..." February 11

  • NFL Rumors: Rob Gronkowski Retirement Talk Not Just Emotional Response

    NESN "Rob Gronkowski explained in the immediate aftermath of Super Bowl LII that he needed some time to contemplate his future before deciding whether he’d return for the 2018 NFL season. Some suggested Gronkowski’s comments were a knee-jerk response to the Patriots’ loss or the concussion he..." February 09

  • Report: Gronk considering retirement to pursue acting

    Yardbarker "Rob Gronkowski was surprisingly noncommittal when he was asked after the Super Bowl if he will return to the New England Patriots in 2018, but could that actually mean the star tight end is considering a career change? According to a report from Bill Burt of local Massachusetts newspaper The..." February 07

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