Gronk won't be at start of Patriots' offseason program, still weighing future

Gronk won't be at start of Patriots' offseason program, still weighing future

Gronkowski still is considering whether to play the upcoming 2018 season, and has had "good communication" with the Patriots, per the source.

Gronk is not expected to attend the start of the Patriots' offseason activities, according to ESPN and the Herald.

The New England Patriots tight end has been mulling retirement this offseason due to concerns over his health and reported issues with head coach Bill Belichick.

Gronkowski joins teammate Tom Brady, who will also sit out the beginning of the offseason due to a business trip overseas.

Monday's offseason workouts are voluntary. The Patriots star has a $250,000 workout bonus that's based on attending a "percentage" of the voluntary workouts.

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Gronk has still not committed to playing this season.

Schefter adds Gronkowski is still considering whether to play in the upcoming National Football League season, but has had "good communication" with New England.

However, the sources also admitted the situation was complicated by a hard relationship with coach Bill Belichick, who has reportedly questioned whether Gronkowski remains fully committed to the cause after admitting he had considered retiring.

Gronkowski turned in yet another strong year with the Patriots in 2017. I saw him [recently at Gillette Stadium]. He is one of the most up people I know.

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