Rob Gronkowski: “I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats”

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has removed any doubt: He’s playing this season.

Gronk, who said after the Super Bowl that he needed some time to consider whether he wanted to keep playing, wrote today on Instagram that he spoke with Patriots coach Bill Belichick and confirmed that he is playing this season.

“I met with coach today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats. I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. Looking forward to another championship run,” Gronkowski wrote.

Gronkowski did not say whether he received any assurance that he won’t be traded, but he specifically referred to playing “with the Pats,” which suggests that he believes he’s staying in New England.

When healthy, Gronkowski is the best tight end in the NFL. Although there have been reports that Gronkowski and Belichick don’t see eye to eye over Gronk training with Tom Brady‘s guru Alex Guerrero, Belichick has to be thrilled to have the best tight end in the game back.

74 responses to “Rob Gronkowski: “I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats”

  1. SPIKE TIME! Now go get a left tackle, a CB, another TE, and a QB (lauletta) GO PATS!…maybe this will kee me from realizing the nightmare that has become of my bruins in the playoffs 😞

  2. But what about all that Fake News were heard about?

    I guess if you don’t hear it from the person directly it is just as likely to be completely made up as not to get clicks and views. I wonder if that applies beyond sports’ reporting?

  3. Yawn. I was pretty sure he was and would have gotten over it if he hadn’t. Being a Pats fan means you are grateful for all you have been given, not worrying about whether you will be given more.

  4. But ESPN told me he and Brady were feuding with Belichick and were both holding out for more money! They said Gronk and Brady would rather retire then play for Belichick! ESPN never lies!

  5. kurdishpats1 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    That water fall you hear is tears from the people that think the dynasty is over.
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    Dynasty from 2001 to 2005 and 2014 to 2016. Not the whole 18 years. Otherwise you may as well as the Canadiens cups in 1986 and 1993 to the 5 in a row they won in the late 70s. That’s 18 years too

  6. He also hopes the genius won’t bench a defensive starter, and will game plan him before the second half in the next SB.

  7. navyvandal says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    SPIKE TIME! Now go get a left tackle, a CB, another TE, and a QB (lauletta) GO PATS!…maybe this will kee me from realizing the nightmare that has become of my bruins in the playoffs 😞

    ———-

    They need 11 new guys on defence. Ok maybe 9.

    GO LEAFS GO

  8. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm
    I think this story is going to take another turn after the draft. Let’s see if the Pats fans are still doing their victory dance Friday morning.
    ________________________________

    No dance here. It’s all as expected, right down to the bitter comments from the Pats obsessed PFT Ladies Auxiliary.

  9. Has he been working on his wwe moves so this time he makes sure he takes the cornerback totally out with his flying elbow?
    #shouldabeensuspendedmorethen1

  10. Lockport Lax says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:11 pm
    Has he been working on his wwe moves so this time he makes sure he takes the cornerback totally out with his flying elbow?
    #shouldabeensuspendedmorethen1

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    mccai did that to amendola 2 weeks earlier and nothing happened

  11. WAAAAAAAAAAAAA MEAN OL’ PATRIOTS !!!!!

    Lolz sorry children, Brady’s playing, Gronk’s playing, your most cherished fantasies of the last couple weeks are no longer a possibility.

  12. 700levelvet says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:59 pm
    He also hopes the genius won’t bench a defensive starter, and will game plan him before the second half in the next SB.

    1 3 Rate This

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    yes, i would start a crap cb with a 103 passer rating especially after he cleaned out his locker and cried like a 10 year old baby, because people like that deserve to play. lol

    Such great focus from butler all year after pouting in his delusion.

    Do you live in reality, there, little guy?

    Butler got what he deserved. The Lions had zero interest in him as a fa for a reason.

  13. Eagles fans don’t care about how many balls Gronk has caught or how many yards or touchdowns. They just care about the one he didn’t catch…..that last desperation heave by Brady with time running out in the Super Bowl.

  14. He will get hurt again.

    He has taken such a beating in his career.

    And, he thinks he’s a movie star.

  15. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Philly already ended the “dynasty”.

    Denial, much? Let’s talk again if and when Philly one day reaches anything close to dynasty status. Until then, they haven’t ended anything.

  16. Philly Philly says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Anyone remember you LOST the Super Bowl…
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    No, we all just forgot that the Eagles won it. By forget I mean don’t care.

  17. Must be Gronk felt that now that he has received enough attention this offseason, he is satisfied enough to make it official. “Hey everybody…Look at me!”

  18. dimi1919 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:57 pm
    kurdishpats1 says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:44 pm
    That water fall you hear is tears from the people that think the dynasty is over.
    —————

    Dynasty from 2001 to 2005 and 2014 to 2016. Not the whole 18 years. Otherwise you may as well as the Canadiens cups in 1986 and 1993 to the 5 in a row they won in the late 70s. That’s 18 years too

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    Yeah the whole 18 years. They have been a top contender every year, exceot the season they lost Brady but they were still 11-5. No other team has kept it at that level for so long. If you doubt this all you have to do is look at how hard their critics try to tell themsrlves it aint so. Or just look it up.

  19. Philly Philly says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Anyone remember you LOST the Super Bowl…
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    Sure we remember. We only forget it quickly when we win.

  20. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:56 pm
    Philly already ended the “dynasty”.
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    Oh come on man! at least give Philly til September before you declare their dynasty ended.

  21. “Eagles fans don’t care about how many balls Gronk has caught or how many yards or touchdowns.”

    Nor should they unless both teams reach the Super Bowl again this season. Which by the way congrats on the win, the Eagles poured their hearts out onto that field and earned it.

    Besides you have bigger things to worry about. The Eagles now have the biggest bullseye in the league painted on their backs. Every team, even the crappy ones will give their best effort of the season against the Eagles. Everybody wants to beat the champs and every single team ramps it up a couple notches when they play them. The teams you face this season will be more physical than ever and you will find it is not too easy to repeat as SB champs.

    Good luck in the coming season, unless its the final game and the Pats are in it against the Eagles again.

  22. Hopefully, the phony Pats stories will come to an end. The draft and training camp should get the attention.

  23. Why do the Pats feel they have another championship run in them …. not happening!

  24. NOW pat fans are “I love u Gronk” last week it was trade him……………………………………………….

  25. Craig D GEMENVIRONMENTALINC says:
    April 24, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    Why do the Pats feel they have another championship run in them …. not happening!

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    Why does Vegas have them as the favorites?

  26. It’s funny when a player that’s under contract for at least 2 more years has to officially announce he’s playing….
    PS: Brady’s playing too….even though he hasn’t said it yet

  27. What if he’s purposely saying that to stiff them come training camp? All he has to say is I’ve changed my mind, or got a better offer from Hollywood

  28. Philly won a SB.
    So did the Seachickens, how did that work out. The 12’s are quiet and the Pats keep rolling. Philly needs to be in the hunt every year for them to be taken for more than a fluke. They now have a target on their backs every week.

  29. navyvandal says:
    April 24, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    SPIKE TIME! Now go get a left tackle, a CB, another TE, and a QB (lauletta) GO PATS!…maybe this will kee me from realizing the nightmare that has become of my bruins in the playoffs 😞

    ——————–

    We’ll be fine for three reasons: (1) the home team has won every game in the series so far (2) Bruce get’s the last line change and (3) the Leafs have a long-proud tradition of choking in the playoffs.

  30. Craig D GEMENVIRONMENTALINC says:
    April 24, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Why do the Pats feel they have another championship run in them …. not happening!
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    Maybe because they have been in 3 of the last 4, and almost in the 4th.

    I guess that may be hard to comprehend for a fan of a perennial loser.

  31. Never thought for a second he wasn’t playing. I mean some people hoped I guess but we all knew he was coming back. Great player and I hope my eagles see them in the SB and try to beat them twice in a row.

  32. skawh says:
    April 24, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    What if he’s purposely saying that to stiff them come training camp? All he has to say is I’ve changed my mind, or got a better offer from Hollywood
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    Hail to the Redskins.

  33. Philly Philly says:
    April 24, 2018 at 8:16 pm
    neatpete1 – that may be a while……
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    Sure it might, or it might be next year. All we know for sure is the Pats will be there competing hard for it at the end. We understand this because we have been here before, been here a lot in fact. Its you philly fans that get one win and start thinking you are poised to run the next decade. But its understandable, you havent been here before.

  34. Newsflash. Brady played out of his mind in the SB. Perhaps his best game ever. BB threw the game by benching Butler. I wonder how much he got paid? It was pay back to Kraft for the forced trade of Jimmy G.

  35. Philly Philly says:
    April 24, 2018 at 7:23 pm
    Anyone remember you LOST the Super Bowl…

    Sure do, it was a great game as well. NE has lost more SB’s than Philly has played. Also won 4 more, one of which was vs, well you know.

    Playing with house money are NE fans and torment from Philly-come-lately fans is not an issue. Here’s wishing that you enjoy more than one season of relevance.

  36. skawh says:
    April 24, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    What if he’s purposely saying that to stiff them come training camp? All he has to say is I’ve changed my mind, or got a better offer from Hollywood
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    Its like Linus’s blanket isn’t it?

  37. See what happens when the whole world ( except for real “In Bill we trust” Patriots fans) believe un-substantiated media driven click bait drama based fake news?????

    Really…. I mean this is no surprise… he is under contract, wants to win and the rest is nothing but media fake drama.

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