College: Arizona | 10 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 268 lbs
Birth Date: 5/14/1989
2019 Bye Week: -
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 161 TE
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Retired tight end Rob Gronkowski won't rule out a return to football in the future, but he has no plans to come back in 2019. If he had planned to return to football this season, Gronk would have to do so by Nov. 30, per league rules. The Patriots offense could surely use Gronkowski on the field this year, as they predictably haven't gotten much production from the tight end position without him. The combination of Matt LaCosse, Ryan Izzo and Benjamin Watson has left a lot to be desired. The veteran Watson has become the primary pass-catching tight end of late, but he's a low-end TE2 for fantasy purposes. It looks like the Pats will continue to roll with Watson for the foreseeable future.
Former New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has until Nov. 30 to inform the NFL if he plans to return this season.
Former New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who is currently on the league's Reserve/Retired list, would have to announce his intention to come out of retirement by Nov. 30, in order to be eligible to play this season, according to league rules. However, one person who recently communicated with him said he hasn't shown any signs of wanting to return to action.
Former New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski was hired by FOX to appear as a regular analyst on FOX NFL Sunday.
Fantasy Spin: There has been constant smoke and mirrors about whether Gronk would return at some point this season. This move doesn't prohibit him from returning, but it certainly appears his playing career has been put behind him. If you took a chance on him in traditional formats, it might be time to free up that roster spot with bye weeks in full swing.
Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski estimated that he would need about a month to get into game-ready shape if he were to come out of retirement. Gronkowski is at 245 pounds, and he played around 260 pounds. He looks a lot leaner and has lost some muscle mass. He keeps dropping hints that he could come out of retirement. Gronk is worth owning in deeper leagues if you have the space. This is a rumor mill to watch closely as the season unfolds, because he could help win a league title if you're quick enough to the draw should he return.
Ex-New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he could return to the NFL if he feels passionate about football again. "It could be the case in six months, it could be the case in two years, it could be in three years ... But I truly don't see it in the foreseeable future," Gronkowski said. Gronk went out on top and retired after the Pats won the Super Bowl last year. There has been rampant speculation that there's a good chance he unretires in 2019, but Gronk has pumped the breaks on that somewhat. New England could certainly use him, though, with both Benjamin Watson and Lance Kendricks suspended to start the year. If Gronk does ever return to the league, he'll immediately become fantasy relevant again.
A source close to retired tight end Rob Gronkowski places his potential for unretiring at 40 percent in 2019. Gronkowski isn't thinking of football right now and is enjoying his retirement, but he could decide to return once the season starts. If quarterback Tom Brady makes an appeal to Gronk, the future Hall of Famer could come back. Gronkowski has said that he's lost only 18 pounds since retiring, and it's believed that head coach Bill Belichick wouldn't stop Gronkowski if he wanted to return. This is probably still more of a long shot, but it shouldn't be ruled out. Gronk battled injuries throughout his career and seemed to slow down in 2018, but his return would send shock waves through the fantasy industry. He had 47 receptions for 682 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games last year. You'd be better off using a roster spot on someone else this fall, even if it's intriguing to think about.
Retired TE Rob Gronkowski has a 40-percent chance of returning to play for the New England Patriots this season, a source close to the tight end told Pro Football Talk's Miuke Florio on Tuesday, July 16. The report speculates that Gronkowski may come back for the 'good stuff,' the end of the season and playoffs.
Fantasy Spin: This obviously would be a huge turn of events for the Pats, but a late-season return wouldn't do much for fantasy GMs. Steer clear for now, but also keep your ears open if the Gronk rumors heat up.
Former New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski worked out in a private throwing session with Patriots QB Tom Brady Monday, July 8.
Fantasy Spin: So, you're saying there's a chance? It still seems unlikely Gronk would return after shedding 20 pounds, but stranger things have happened. Keep an eye on the situation.