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Report: Patriots were making trade calls about Rob Gronkowski 3 days before draft

Ryan Hannable
June 13, 2018 - 11:36 am

Maybe the Patriots were looking to trade Rob Gronkowski after all.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Patriots were calling other teams about trading Gronkowski as recently as three days before the draft. It is unclear what the Patriots were seeking in return, or what offers they actually got.

On Tuesday, Robert Kraft denied the recent reports of the team looking to trade the tight end, but he nixed the deal.

“I guess when your team is good, people are looking for things," he said. "I’ll just tell you, it’s a bunch of hogwash that I vetoed some trade. That was never in the works. It’s just completely made up and I think we have to be careful in society today that people just can’t come out and say things and this bit about us trading Gronk to the 49ers, or Tennessee — there’s just no basis to it and it gets a life of it’s own. I just want to go on record at today’s event that you all understand there’s no truth to that and people shouldn’t be able to do that.”

Gronkowski is signed through 2019.


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