Apr. 24, 2018 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET22:19 GMT6:19 3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST5:19 PM CT2:19 UAE (+1)18:19 ETNaN:� - Gronkowski says he is returning for his ninth NFL season. Gronk made the announcement in a post on Instagram Tuesday . Gronkowski said he met with coach Bill Belichick to inform him of his intention to return, adding he's "been working out, staying in shape and feel great." Gronk previously hinted at considering retirement following New England's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles in February. Analysis: He appeared in 14 games during the 2017 season and led the team in receiving with 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns. Gronkowski was knocked out of last season's AFC championship game with a concussion, but was able to return in time for the Super Bowl. He missed the Patriots' 2017 Super Bowl win over Atlanta after undergoing back surgery.
Feb. 4, 2018 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST8:58 PM CT6:58 UAE (+1)21:58 ETNaN:� - Rob Gronkowski had nine receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the New England Patriots' 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Feb. 1, 2018 1:12 PM PT2:12 PM MT3:12 PM CT4:12 PM ET21:12 GMT5:12 2:12 PM MST4:12 PM EST3:12 PM CT1:12 UAE (+1)16:12 ETNaN:� - Gronkowski was cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday's Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski was a full participant in practice before meeting with the media on Thursday and announcing, "I'll be ready to roll." Analysis: Gronkowski had been in the concussion protocol since being injured in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Jan. 21. The expectation all along was that Gronkowski would play in the Super Bowl. Gronkowski participated in practice on a limited basis on Wednesday. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound Gronkowski led the Patriots with 69 receptions for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns this season.