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Rob Gronkowski addresses report he resisted trade from Patriots this offseason

Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2018 - 5:34 pm

FOXBORO -- On Sunday morning, it was reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Rob Gronkowski resisted a trade from the Patriots this offseason.

When the Patriots apparently had a deal in place, the Patriots tight end expressed he would rather retire than play for a different team, coach or quarterback. Once that became known, he, his agent and Bill Belichick met and that was when he announced on Instagram he would be back for the 2018 season.

Speaking after the Patriots' 27-20 win over the Texans Sunday, Gronkowski addressed the report.

“I was wondering why they asked me about that on the field after the game, ‘I was like where did this come from again?,’" he said. "I am glad to be here. Glad to be part of this team. Glad to be part of this organization and all that talk, all that stuff, I would love to put it in the past. Whatever it is, whatever reports keep coming out because I am here. I am here to stay and I am here to keep playing ball with the Patriots. Just enjoying my time here.”

Gronkowski finished with seven catches for 123 yards and a touchdown in the win.

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