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Rob Gronkowski reportedly finally gets contract reworked

Ryan Hannable
August 30, 2018 - 3:39 pm

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After months of it being rumored, Rob Gronkowski finally has received a salary bump for this season.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots and Gronkowski have agreed on a restructure that will add $4.3 million to his contract this year. He was scheduled to have a base salary of $8 million, which will remain. The maximum value is now just over $13 million.

The tight end now has $1 million in game bonuses and then can earn an extra $1.1 million for 70 or more catches, $1.1 million for 80 percent playtime, $1.1 million for nine or more touchdown receptions and $1.1 million for 1,085 or more receiving yards. He can make three of those four for a total of $3.3 million in performance-based incentives.

This was not a surprise at all and could be a reason why Gronkowski has been on his best behavior this summer.

Gronkowski is signed through 2019.

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