Gronk to miss beginning of Patriots off-season workouts


The star tight end is still weighing his options for the 2018 season, Schefter reported.

Gronkowski won't be attending the first day of the voluntary workout sessions, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The uncertainty surrounding Rob Gronkowski continues. The Patriots quarterback now is in Qatar with Best Buddies International and is not set to return until Monday night.

Brady is missing due a commitment in Qatar for the charity, Best Buddies.

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Gronkowski's absence from the offseason program adds to his unusual offseason.

Gronkowski turned in yet another strong year with the Patriots in 2017. I'm going to sit down the next couple of weeks and see where I'm at."Still, Gronkowski's potential absence from voluntary workouts doesn't necessarily mean the All-Pro tight end intends to hang up his cleats quite yet". Gronkowski is still under contract through the 2019 National Football League season, as he still has two years left on his six-year, $54 million extension with $19 million left in both base salary and bonuses. He caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season. He's reportedly had "good communication" with the Patriots.

Gronk also appeared in all three of New England's playoff games. He is mulling retirement, and is unsure if he'll play in 2018.