Barnwell: The unique greatness of Gronk, and where the Pats go next

The superstar tight end is retiring after a near-decade of dominance. Here’s why he was the ultimate mismatch, and what it means for New England.
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Gronk confirms he’ll attend Pats’ minicamp

Rob Gronkowski said Sunday at a charity event that he will attend the Patriots’ mandatory minicamp this week after skipping the team’s organized activities this offseason.
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Is Gronk sending a message with latest stunt?

Rob Gronkowski chose to promote a Supercross event instead of attending voluntary workouts for the Patriots, which may be testing Bill Belichick's patience.

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Gronk ‘pretty certain’ he’ll return, sources say

Despite Rob Gronkowski’s giving serious consideration to retirement because of physical and mental fatigue, sources say the Patriots tight end is “pretty certain” he’ll come back as long as quarterback Tom Brady remains with the team.
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Thoroughbred ‘Gronk’ closer to Derby berth

A horse named Gronkowski, after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, won the Kentucky Derby conditions stakes in London on Wednesday, earning 20 qualification points toward earning a berth in May’s Kentucky Derby.
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Gronk vs. Reality: How even pure football fun faces an endgame

Rob Gronkowski is, quite possibly, the rarest commodity in football: the balletic big man, sturdy and swift, large yet liquid in his movements. But over time, it’s become clear that his greatest strength might also be his biggest liability.
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Playoff intel: Insiders dish on stopping Gronk, containing Keenum, more

NFL players, coaches and personnel give anonymous thoughts and tips on each team in Sunday’s championship matchups.
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NFL bonuses: Gronk closing in on $6.5M; others chasing millions, too

Rob Gronkowski had $ 6.5 million in bonuses at stake this season, but he’s not the only NFL player who will be able to cash in on some big bonuses.
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What Gronk Was Thinking During the Patriots’ White House Trip

The tight end talks dirty laundry, the Alex Guerrero controversy, and the president.

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Injury wrap: With Gronk out, Bennett is in (Yahoo Sports)

Gronk, Bennett (AP)

As expected, Rob Gronkowski didn’t make the trip to San Francisco and won’t play this week.



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