Patriots shopped Rob Gronkowski before the NFL Draft

After lots of back and forth, tight end Rob Gronkowski is returning with the New England Patriots in 2018. But according to recent reports, that might not always have been the plan. Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Patriots were shopping him just three days before the NFL Draft.“Per a league source, the Patriots were calling other teams about a possible Gronkowski trade as recently as three days before the draft. Coincidentally (or not), Gronkowski ended nearly three months of uncertainty regarding his future by declaring publicly that he would play in 2018 only two days before the draft,” the report states.While the Patriots are coming off another fairly successful season, so is Gronkowski. He would haul in 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight scores in 2017. Not only that, but he would show up big in the Super Bowl as well (nine catches, 116 yards, two touchdowns). However, that didn’t stop the Philadelphia Eagles from ultimately claiming the league’s biggest prize. That said, Gronkowski has nothing

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