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Patriots adjust to life without Gronk

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are back at work, and things are already a lot quieter. Rob Gronkowski has retired, and the locker room is a more serious place without the fun-loving tight end who once declared himself the life of the party – in garbled Spanish. The Patriots are looking for replacements at tight end, but the offense could also lean more on wide receivers or running backs to replace Gronk’s production.

After tough year, Rob Gronkowski coming alive at right time for Pats

Even as Rob Gronkowski turned in a vintage performance with his big grabs down the stretch in the AFC championship game, the veteran Patriots tight end also did plenty of dirty work. This season, one of the best receiving tight ends in NFL history and Tom Brady’s longtime favorite target made some big contributions to the Patriots’ rejuvenated running game. Gronk showed off his blocking skills during a season in which he fought through injuries and didn’t put up his usual numbers.

Too slow: Rob Gronkowski’s grab not reviewed by poky NFL

The NFL spent a lot of time and effort in the offseason simplifying what constitutes a catch and trying to make the game safer with new rules that require both offensive and defensive players to use their heads and not their helmets.

Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady return to field as Patriots open minicamp

Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady returned to the practice field as the New England Patriots opened their mandatory three-day minicamp. Both players missed the team’s voluntary workouts last month. Gronk says retirement was on his mind this offseason. He says he’s happy with his decision to return. But he also says he would like to renegotiate his contract before the season begins.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he’ll play in 2018

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is returning for his ninth NFL season. Gronkowski made the announcement in a post on Instagram. Gronkowski says he met with coach Bill Belichick to inform him of his intention to return. Gronkowski previously hinted at considering retirement following New England’s Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.

Patriots tight end grabs share of 4-legged Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake. The New England Patriots tight end has entered a partnership deal with Phoenix Thoroughbreds for Gronkowski, the star 3-year-old colt set to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 5. The four-legged Gronkowski is 3 for 3 this year.

911 call reporting burglary: ‘This is Rob Gronkowski’

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski can be heard on a 911 call calmly telling a dispatcher that his home was burglarized while he was at the Super Bowl. Police in Foxborough, Massachusetts, released a portion of the call on Tuesday. He can be heard telling the dispatcher on Monday: “This is Rob Gronkowski calling, and while I was gone my whole house got robbed, while on the Super Bowl trip. And I just got back.”

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski expects to play in Super Bowl

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski says he expects to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. He made his first public appearance while playing former teammate and current Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount in a game of “Madden 18” at the Mall of America.