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Rob Gronkowski to return to NFL, reunite with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay

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Gronk back?

Rob Gronkowski, the former Arizona Wildcats standout who retired from the NFL after the 2018 season, is looking at making a comeback according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the New England Patriots—who hold his rights—and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers—where his longtime quarterback Tom Brady signed as a free agent this offseason—have already agreed to a deal, pending a physical.

The 30-year-old Gronkowski, who played at the UA from 2007-09, was arguably the best tight end in the league during his nine-year pro career with the New England Patriots despite multiple injuries. In just 115 games he had 521 catches for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns, adding another 12 TD catches in the playoffs while also picking up a trio of Super Bowl.

Since retiring from football Gronk has remained in the spotlight, spending time as an analyst on football studio shows and making a foray into pro wrestling. He served as “host” of Wrestlemania 36 and ended up winning the 24/7 championship belt along the way.