Monday’s Mashup: Rob Gronkowski posts shirtless photo showing he is still in football shape ahead of Patriots opener

Lucy Burdge
September 09, 2019 - 5:28 am

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MLB: Yankees at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
NFL: Texans at Saints, 7:10 p.m. (ESPN)
NFL: Broncos at Raiders, 10:20 p.m. (ESPN)


-- It looked like Rob Gronkowski had lost a good deal of muscle mass in recent weeks but now it appears that is not the case. 

The retired Patriot was on hand for the team’s banner ceremony before the home opener on Sunday night and posted a shirtless picture of himself with Jonathan Kraft. 

6 trophies. 6 abs. 1 dent.

A post shared by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on

“6 trophies. 6 abs. 1 dent,” the caption reads.  

And people noticed he is still in shape to play football. 

“And I thought the last image with you and bob kraft was hilarious but this one is even better,” his brother Chris commented. 

Gronkowski also posted a photo to his story of himself showing Robert Kraft his bicep. 

-- Football is back but the Redskins don’t seem to be. 

At least, not according to a Fox Sports graphic unveiled this week. 

The NFL graphic, tweeted out by Fox Sports on Thursday, included the words, “Football is back,” along with an image of one player from each team. 

Each team except for the Redskins. 

Instead of a player from the Washington team, the graphic showed two players from the Falcons. 

While some fans believed this to be shade thrown at the Redskins, a spokesperson for Fox Sports called it an "unfortunate mistake.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "The next time I see Antonio Brown show up on my phone, it has to be touchdowns. That is all I want from here on out — football, football, football.” -- Randy Moss, on Antonio Brown