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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is more likely to continue his football career than retire at 28 years old, ESPN reported Sunday citing sources close to him. Gronkowski still hasn't made a decision, but the sources say that he is "pretty certain" to return as long as quarterback Tom Brady remains with the team. While that can be construed as a positive,…

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Everyone knows Buffalo native and New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski heads to the Kentucky Derby annually. This year, his namesake will be in the gate in Louisville on the First Saturday in May. Phoenix Throughbred's Gronkowski, a 3-year-old son of Lonhro (AUS) out of a Lookin at Lucky mare, garnered his fourth straight win on Friday in the Burrado…

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Rob Gronkowski was not ejected for his vicious late hit against Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White last season. A new NFL rule passed Tuesday at the league's owners meetings appears to be an effort to right that wrong. Beginning with the 2018 season, an authorized member of the league's officiating department can instruct on-field officials to eject a player "for a flag…

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While recent reports indicate that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski intends to continue playing after mulling retirement, a future in the WWE could be a possibility at some point. Gronkowski said after the Patriots' Super Bowl loss that he needed to examine his future before deciding if he wanted to return. Reports surfaced that he was considering acting and possibly w…

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski surprised many when he would not commit to returning for the 2018 season in the moments after the Super Bowl. Gronkowski said he needed some time to reflect on the season and talk with people closest to him and that he wasn't ready to answer what it would take for him to return. “Weeks before [the AFC Championship game], …

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, his father and two of his brothers are delivering checks for $25,000 each to three children's hospitals in New England. The money was raised through two raffles by the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation, which aims to reach young people and inspire them to reach their potential through sports, education, community and fitness. T…

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Throughout the 2017 season, The Buffalo News tracked the performances of players from both Western New York and local colleges who are currently in the NFL. Here are their results from the regular season and playoffs. • Eagles S Corey Graham: The Buffalo native appeared in 14 games with one start in the regular season, making 38 tackles, two interceptions and four passe…

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was noncommittal after Sunday's Super Bowl when asked if he planned to return next season. Gronkowski, the game's best tight end, surprised some when he suggested he needed to evaluate his future and would reflect on the season and talk to his teammates. Amherst native Gronkowski, who turns 29 in May, is still near the to…

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Super Bowl LII was packed with local connections, from Western New York natives on both teams to former Buffalo Bills players and coaches. Here’s a look at how they fared Sunday night: Philadelphia Eagles • Offensive coordinator Frank Reich: The architect of the Greatest Comeback as a quarterback for the Bills finally has his first Super Bowl ring on his sixth chance…

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Retirement appears to be on Rob Gronkowski's radar. The Patriots star tight end and Western New York native wouldn't commit to returning for a ninth season when asked by reporters after Sunday's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.  "I don't know how you heard that," Gronkowski said when asked about potentially retiring. "But, I mean, I'm definitely going to look at my fut…

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Bills rookie cornerback Tre’Davious White says teams in the AFC East better watch out now that the Bills have broken the playoff drought. “(Breaking the drought) was the biggest accomplishment we made,” White told the NFL Network on Saturday night. “It was a big deal for our team and a big stepping stone for us going forward, trying to build and setting that standard wi…

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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has cleared the concussion protocol and is ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Eagles. Gronkowski was asked by The News' Jerry Sullivan on Thursday at his session with reporters whether his concussion provided him with a better understanding of what Bills rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White was feeling after he was concussed …

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was cleared from concussion protocol 11 days after the jarring hit from Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church put the New England All-Pro’s status in doubt for Super Bowl LII. Clearing concussion protocol, which requires clearance from an independent neurologist, all but guarantees Gronkowski will play Sunday. He i…

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Tom Brady vs. Jim Schwartz Philadelphia's defensive chief is not a blitzing coordinator. He relies on the four-man rush, as he did in Buffalo in 2014. The front four must get Tom Brady off his spot. Schwartz has flexibility. Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry all can play end or tackle on third down. Look for the Pats to use two TEs to keep Schwartz from movin…

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Young New England Patriots fan Robbie Barnicoat has been battling a severe epilepsy syndrome. Among what has helped him keep pushing: A Rob Gronkowski jersey hanging in his hospital room. Rob and Robbie got a chance to meet this season when the Patriots hosted the Dolphins, and ESPN's Sarah Spain captured the story of their relationship and how big Rob inspired little R…