Patriots, Rob Gronkowski engage in contract talks

Patriots, Rob Gronkowski engage in contract talks

The Patriots begin their voluntary off-season conditioning program Monday and Rob Gronkowski will apparently not take part. Rapoport reports that Gronkowski has trained this offseason at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center and the expectation remains that he will play in 2018.

If Gronk does decide to step away from football, Dwayne Allen is now in line to be quarterback Tom Brady's No. 1 option at tight end.

Gronkowski said after the Super Bowl he was considering his options and has not committed to returning for a ninth National Football League season in 2018.

Gronk is not expected to attend the start of the Patriots' offseason activities, according to ESPN and the Herald.

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Gronk does have incentive to be in Foxborough for the workouts at some point.

Gronkowski joins teammate Tom Brady, who will also sit out the beginning of the offseason due to a business trip overseas.

Although Patriots' owner Robert Kraft recently claimed he was unfazed by his star tight end's retirement murmurs, it appears Gronkowski has yet to make a decision regarding his 2018 playing status. The workouts are voluntary.

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