New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not attend the first day of team workouts on Monday, according to a report.
ESPN's Adam Schefter wrote Sunday that Gronkowski and quarterback Tom Brady will not participate in the first day of voluntary workouts. Brady is traveling with his family, but it is unclear why Gronkowski is not attending.
The Boston Sports Journal reported April 1 that the longer Gronkowski goes without fully committing to play in 2018, the more likely he is to be traded. ESPN reported in early April that coach Bill Belichick is growing frustrated that Gronkowski has not made a decision about his future. Although Gronkowski has hinted at retiring, team owner Robert Kraft recently said he's not worried about that possibility.
Schefter also reported that Gronkowski continues to mull whether to play in 2018, but noted he has had "good communication" with the Patriots, according to a source.
Like Patriots’ QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski will not attend the start of New England’s off-season program Monday, per source.
Gronkowski still is considering whether to play the upcoming 2018 season, and has had “good communication” with the Patriots, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 15, 2018
Last year, Gronkowki had a team-high 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns. He has 474 career receptions for 7,179 yards and 76 touchdowns.