Report: No trade talks involving Rob Gronkowski

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The Patriots provided Tuesday’s biggest news when they traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Rams, but it doesn’t look like there’s another big deal brewing with another one of their receiving threats.

There’s been chatter about the possibility of a trade involving tight end Rob Gronkowski in various corners since the Super Bowl, but no smoke indicating that a deal is close to happening. According to a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, there’s good reason for that.

Rapoport reports that the Patriots have had no trade talks involving Gronkowski this offseason. As a result, they expect to have him on the roster for the 2018 season.

That is contingent on Gronkowski playing, of course. The most recent report on that front is that the tight end is likely to keep playing despite frustrations with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, although nothing’s come from Gronkowski since saying he’d take some time to think about his future after the Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.

25 responses to “Report: No trade talks involving Rob Gronkowski

  1. Of course there’s no talk of trade – because there is none. Gronk is well paid and has always enjoyed his time in NE – and has fun doing so! Of course like all vets with other life-options he’ll spend some of the offseason pondering whether he still wants to play, and any player can be traded at any time, but all this friction/trade nonsense is based on an amibguous single dejected comment seconds after the SB and a jokey “be free” comment to Amendola when he was traded. The mountain of salty hate against the Pats looks to exaggerate or invent anything it can.

  2. No thanks.

    The price gets you an aging athlete with injury history
    (leaning towards retirement) that likes to take violent cheap shots
    on defenseless players after play has been blown dead.

    Retirement is getting near.

  3. Its funny how this works…..Gronk has said nothing …ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and people decipher that as being unhappy….wanting a trade and wanting to leave the game……..maybe he just wants to be left alone…and people wonder why BB and the Patriots have the attitude they do towards the media…….

  4. IN BILL WE TRUST!!!

    The Media know squat about the inner workings in New England….

  5. Eli Pacheco says:
    April 4, 2018 at 8:04 am
    Send him and a seventh-rounder to the Green Bay Packers. There’s a better chance he’ll play in another Super Bowl.
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    Even before having to cope with being carried by Rodgers’ now reconstructed collar, the defenseless Pack were embarrassed by the Falcons the year before. And since the 2010 SB and the need to satisfy Aaron’s big paydays, the Pack have always been 2nd-fiddle at best in the NFC. Meanwhile, Pats are favorites to return to their 9th SB in 17yrs and Brady owns the 2nd best AFC team Steelers 11-2.

  6. Gronk isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The haters would love nothing more than to dismantle the Pats, but it’s not happening, boys and girls.

  7. Send him and a seventh-rounder to the Green Bay Packers. There’s a better chance he’ll play in another Super Bowl.
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    The Packers haven’t seen the SB since 2010 and the Patriots have played in 3 of the last 4. But yea, GB probably has a better shot.

  8. BB isn’t going to let his plans be known to anybody until draft day or just prior. What we or anybody know before then is nothing. And this includes the yuts who make a living being “in the know” like Schefter, whose purpose in life is to generate clickbate, not accurate and truly informative sports journalism.

    That being said, BB isn’t afraid to churn the roster to get fresh, hungry blood to balance out the veterans. He’s a follower, up to a point anyways, of the Walsh motto, “Better to unload them a year early than a year late.” So, say for instance he sees a TE he likes that will probably be around in 2nd or third rounds, Gronk goes for high pick and voila, 8m more in cap space. He won’t bat an eye if the price is right and it’s “in the best interest of the team.”

  9. blessedunliketherest says:
    April 4, 2018 at 8:57 am
    Send him and a seventh-rounder to the Green Bay Packers. There’s a better chance he’ll play in another Super Bowl.
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    The Packers haven’t seen the SB since 2010 and the Patriots have played in 3 of the last 4. But yea, GB probably has a better shot.

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    Not to mention that “if” GB even makes it to the postseason in the next few seasons it will likely be as a wildcard team. The Vikings are setup to own the NFCN for years to come…

  10. after Bill was fleeced by the 49ers I have a feeling there will be no trades in the future!!! it was like taking candy from a baby and now they are stuck the a 40 year old noodle arm!!!

  11. Gronk’s silence is deafening. If he had no problem with the organization and the coach he would simply come out and say so. He has had plenty of chances to address the rumors and hasn’t done so. I know the rules in NE are to stay tight-lipped. However, Gronk saying he loves playing in NE and enjoys playing for Belichick would not be an issue.

  12. The only “chatter” about trading Gronk has been by the media in hopes of creating a story where there is none

  13. nhpats says:

    April 4, 2018 at 9:17 am

    blessedunliketherest says:
    April 4, 2018 at 8:57 am
    Send him and a seventh-rounder to the Green Bay Packers. There’s a better chance he’ll play in another Super Bowl.
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    The Packers haven’t seen the SB since 2010 and the Patriots have played in 3 of the last 4. But yea, GB probably has a better shot.

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    Not to mention that “if” GB even makes it to the postseason in the next few seasons it will likely be as a wildcard team. The Vikings are setup to own the NFCN for years to come…

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    Also to mention, Rodgers does not utilize the TE position to it’s full potential. He doesn’t throw to them very often at all. I do think Gronk would have been a better pickup than Jimmy Graham. At least Gronk can block. Rodgers will need protection with all his collarbone injuries.

  14. ariani1985 says:
    April 4, 2018 at 9:23 am
    after Bill was fleeced by the 49ers I have a feeling there will be no trades in the future!!! it was like taking candy from a baby and now they are stuck the a 40 year old noodle arm!!!

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    I don’t think getting a 2nd rd pick back for the player they drafted in the 2nd rd is a fleecing, especially considering his fleece job of the Rams yesterday, in what appears to be a deep draft BB clearly likes, where he will control the draft.

    It yielded Chandler Jones, Hightower and STs Ace, Nate Ebner.

    The last time he had 2 picks in the first 2 rounds in 2012, look what he did.

    It may not be great ROI like he’s shown for Shelton, McCourty and some key in-house signings like Burkhead and Marquis Flowers as well.

    Add in the healthy, key players they missed in the Super Bowl (Hightower, Edelman, Mitchell, Ebner, Jones, Cannon), and your delusional desires won’t be a reality.

    All you and others are doing are pissing off the players on the team. Keep it up!

  15. Gronkowski is the embodiment of the obnoxious meathead Patriots’ fan. A big mouth showboat. NE will never trade him though Belicheat probably realizes he’s passed his prime and should be sent out to pasture.

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