Rob Gronkowski Will Miss Start Of Patriots' Offseason Program

Sunday, 15 Apr, 2018

While Gronkowski has yet to decide if he will suit up for the 2018 season, he reportedly will not be attending the start of the Patriots' offseason program, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

With 474 catches for 7,179 yards and 76 touchdowns in his career through only eight seasons, the 28-year-old Gronkowski is already among the most productive tight ends in National Football League history.

Monday is the start of the Patriots' voluntary offseason workout program and it doesn't appear Rob Gronkowski will be there as he still contemplates his future.

Gronkowski has dealt with numerous significant injuries during his career, leading to retirement rumors after Super Bowl LII. "I'll sit down in the next couple of weeks and see where I'm at".

Although Gronkowski has yet to commit to returning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported in February that he was expected to play in 2018. He played in the Super Bowl just after being cleared from the concussion protocol, and reports have indicated since that he has had a troubling relationship with coach Bill Belichick.

Amendola offered a small window into the Patriots' system, telling ESPN Belichick can be an "a-hole" (but one who knows how to win).