Benjamin Hoffman and Ken Belson New York Times News Service, March 24, 2019 Rob Gronkowski, the dominant tight end who helped lead the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl titles in nine seasons while cultivating a goofy, frat boy persona off the field, announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday. In an Instagram post, Gronkowski, 29, widely considered one of the most talented tight ends to ever play, thanked the team and its fans for drafting his “silliness” back in 2010 and acknowledged the uncertainty of what will come next for him. “Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be,” he said. “But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life.” Gronkowski did not say why he was retiring, nor what he planned to do … [Read more...] about What’s next for Rob Gronkowski?
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FOXBOROUGH — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he’s feeling healthy ahead of New England’s divisional matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon. Gronkowski, who battled ankle and back woes for much of the year, has steered clear of the injury report through two practices this week. After bouncing on and off the report throughout the bulk of the regular season, Gronkowski has been limited in just two practices dating back to Week 14. He is hopeful that trend continues. “It’s the biggest game of the year,’’ Gronkowski said Thursday at Gillette Stadium. “Sunday at 1 o’clock.’’ Though he’s officially considered to be healthy, Gronkowski has largely been neutralized as an offensive threat over the Patriots’ last three games. He hauled in a combined four catches on 10 targets for 45 yards against the Steelers, Bills, and Jets. Gronkowski acknowledged the mental challenge in getting past the … [Read more...] about Patriots notebook: Rob Gronkowski hitting the reset button for playoffs
The Celtics and Bruins both play at 7:30 p.m. tonight, with the Celtics hosting the Knicks while the Bruins face the Red Wings in Detroit. Rob Gronkowski was the subject of a strong take from a New York writer: Jets and NFL reporter Manish Mehta, who writes for the New York Daily News, delivered a string of strong accusations about the decline of Rob Gronkowski in his recent column. “He is a decrepit version of his former indestructible self, a beaten and battered prized fighter who looks sad and lost,” Mehta wrote about Gronkowski in his opening sentence. And he continued to pillory Gronkowski throughout the lengthy piece. “Alas, that Gronk is gone,” Mehta wrote of the Patriots’ tight end’s past success, “replaced by this prideful, wobbly 6-6, 268-pound dude plodding along like some tip-calculator-carrying resident of Del Boca Vista. His body is 29 going on 92. Watching him run around on the few fall Sundays that he’s actually available … [Read more...] about Morning sports update: New York sports writer says Rob Gronkowski looks ‘sad and lost’
Des Bieler, The Washington Post Published 2:58 am PDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 As it turns out, there actually were some NFL players about whom Jalen Ramsey hadn't recently talked trash. The aggressively blunt Jaguars cornerback took some steps to address that in an ESPN article published Thursday, offering disparaging comments about the likes of Rob Gronkowski, A.J. Green, Danny Amendola and even his former head coach at Florida State, Jimbo Fisher. The remarks were made to ESPN's Mina Kimes in a feature that was developed over the course of the summer, so Ramsey's verbal jabs could well have been thrown before the haymakers he landed earlier this month in an interview with GQ. That flurry mostly involved big-name NFL quarterbacks, including Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan, but in speaking with Kimes, Ramsey was more focused on the shortcomings of some notable pass-catchers. "I don't think Gronk's good," he said of the Patriots star some … [Read more...] about Now Jalen Ramsey is going after Rob Gronkowski, A.J. Green and even Jimbo Fisher
Sign up for Globe sports alerts FOXBOROUGH — The renegotiated contract signed by Tom Brady is a strange one, from his perspective. Brady didn’t get any extra years tacked onto his new contract, which still runs through 2019. And he didn’t get much out of the new deal — just a chance to earn an extra $5 million this year if he finishes as a top-five NFL quarterback in various statistical categories. That’s a lot of money for you and me, but for Brady, who has made nearly $200 million in career football earnings and is married to a fabulously wealthy supermodel, it’s not exactly life-changing money. Even with the raise, Brady still is paid like Blake Bortles and Sam Bradford, and not the elite QBs. And they didn’t give him a raise or an incentive package for 2019. But the new contract also contains a subtle message: It sure seems like Brady has committed to playing through the 2019 season. That counts as major news this offseason, because Brady … [Read more...] about New contract seems to indicate Tom Brady will play in 2019