Gronkowski To Miss Start Of OTAs, 'Still Considering Whether To Play'

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2018

The Patriots begin their voluntary off-season conditioning program Monday and Rob Gronkowski will apparently not take part.

If Gronk does decide to step away from football, Dwayne Allen is now in line to be quarterback Tom Brady's No. 1 option at tight end.

ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the news of Gronkowski missing the beginning of the workouts.

Gronkowski reportedly grew exhausted of the "high-strung" culture within the Patriots organization. There yet to be any clear indication of whether Gronkowski will return to action for the 2018 campaign.

Gronkowski To Miss Start Of OTAs, 'Still Considering Whether To Play'

ESPN's Mike Reiss reported the five-time All-Pro has a $250,000 workout bonus in his contract for 2018 that he would receive in the event he attends a certain amount of his team's offseason program.

Last season, the Patriots tight end picked up 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 regular season games.

During the team's annual pre-draft press conference Friday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick made mention that while he expected heavy attendance, there were some players who had "other commitments". Brady reportedly also will miss the start of the offseason program.

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