BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Retired New England Patriots tight end and Western New York native Rob Gronkowski is reportedly returning to the NFL.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and Adam Schefter of ESPN report Gronkowski has been traded by the Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to reunite with his former quarterback Tom Brady.
Trade, pending physical: Patriots are trading TE Rob Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers for a fourth-round pick, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2020
Reports of Gronkowski being interested in returning to the NFL surfaced late Tuesday afternoon, within a matter of minutes reports of the trade surfaced.
Gronkowski retired from the NFL in March of 2019.