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Rob Gronkowski reportedly won't attend start of Patriots offseason workout program, still contemplating future

Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2018 - 3:38 pm

Monday is the start of the Patriots' voluntary offseason workout program and it doesn't appear Rob Gronkowski will be there as he still contemplates his future.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Gronkowski will not attend the start of New England’s offseason program Monday, as he decides whether or not to play in 2018. The report notes he has had “good communication” with the Patriots.

[UPDATE 5:15 p.m.]: Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald adds some of the discussions between the Gronkowski camp and the team have involved his contract.

This all began after the Super Bowl when Gronkowski wouldn't commit to playing in 2018.

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

Even though he's been working out at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center at Gillette Stadium, he still hasn't said whether or not he's playing this coming season.

Speaking Friday, Bill Belichick said it would be heavily attended, but was aware of a few players who wouldn't make it. It's unclear if Gronkowski was one of them.

"We have the voluntary offseason program that starts on Monday," he said. "It will be heavily attended, but I know there are a couple players that I’ve talked to that have other commitments, but that’s the way it always is, too. So, not really anything new there."

Nonetheless, it appears the drama will continue.

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