Rob Gronkowski tells Patriots he will play this season

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"Looking forward to another championship run", Gronkowski said.

Despite his absence during the start of voluntary offseason workouts and rumours the five-time Super Bowl champion could be nearing retirement, Brady has been staying fit and focused. Several subsequent reports said the NFL All-Pro was considering a possible jump to Hollywood or the WWE.

Gronkowski concluded the 2017 season with 69 receptions for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski met with Bill Belichick today.

Gronk previously hinted at considering retirement following New England's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles in February.

"There will be no Gronkowski trade this season", reported ESPN's Adam Schefter, who also quoted Drew Rosenhaus, the tight end's agent, as saying the meeting "was very positive" and "Rob is committed".

One of Schefter's sources told him last week there was a "75 percent" chance Brady was returning, and that there was concern in the Patriots' organization.

He has so far caught 474 regular season passes for 7,179 yards and 76 touchdowns. Probably. But we expect more rumors to fly this week, especially if the Patriots do something big on Thursday like draft a potential future quarterback.

"I don't know how you heard that, but I mean, I'm definitely going to look at my future, for sure", Gronkowski said moments after the Patriots lost to the?

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