Rob Gronkowski won't attend start of Patriots offseason program

Clyde Nash
April 16, 2018

It may take a little while longer before we get clarity regarding Rob Gronkowski's relationship with the New England Patriots.

As Bill Belichick noted during Friday's press conference, some players have "other commitments" that will interfere with their participation at the beginning of the offseason program.

Gronkowski won't be the only Patriots star not on the field Monday.

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Gronkowski reportedly grew exhausted of the "high-strung" culture within the Patriots organization.

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

Belichick didn't seem too anxious about the absence of Gronkowski or Brady, noting that players miss the offseason program due to prior commitments every season.

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Tom Brady will also miss the opening session, as he is in Qatar on a Best Buddies mission.

Gronkowski has a base salary of $8 million this year.

Gronkowski still is considering whether to play the upcoming 2018 season, and has had "good communication" with the Patriots, per the source.

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After an injury-plagued 2016, Gronk appeared in 14 games last season and finished with 69 receptions for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns en route to his fifth Pro Bowl and fourth All-Pro First Team nod.

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