Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to return to the team next season, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport's tweet on Wednesday.
"Rob Gronkowski will return for 2018 after pondering his future, I’m told. He may never make a grand announcement, but the belief is entertainment opportunities (acting WWE) will wait," Rapoport wrote.
Following Rapoport's report, Gronkowski sent this tweet without any accompanying context.
NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran had his own take regarding Gronkowski on Monday.
"(It's) starting to wear on him mentally and physically, the atmosphere in Foxboro," Curran said on "Boston Sports Tonight." "He seriously considered stepping away from the game in training camp."
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Curran added that the Patriots had yet to take Gronkowski's concerns seriously.