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Bill Belichick addresses Rob Gronkowski not committing to play in 2018

Ryan Hannable
February 05, 2018 - 12:37 pm

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Following Super Bowl LII, Rob Gronkowski addressed a report that the game may have been his last.

The tight end didn't want to address it, and wouldn't even commit to playing next season.

“I don’t know how you heard that, but I am definitely going to look at my future, for sure," he said. "Sit down the next couple of weeks and see where I am at.”

Appearing on a conference call Monday, Bill Belichick was asked about it and he cautioned not to read into comments made right after a tough game and season like the Patriots went through.

“At the end of every season, every person goes through somewhat of a process at the end of the season and then the following season," he said. "I think everyone that is involved in a NFL season, you get pretty drained especially after a season like this. [You] go through the end of the year process. The following year is the following year. It’s the same for everybody.

"I certainly can’t speak for anybody else. You’d have to ask any individual for every situation, but I would say five minutes after the game, or the day after the game is not really the time to make those decisions.”

Gronkowski is currently 28 years old and signed through 2019.