Rob Gronkowski confirms he’ll be at Patriots minicamp
Rob Gronkowski shaved his head for charity on Sunday. He also alleviated concerns about his status going forward.
We’ve got mandatory minicamp this week. So I’ll be there this week, Gronkowski told reporters Sunday in Foxboro, per WBZ-TV. I’ll be full go. I’m looking forward to it. Can’t wait to get back to work. I’m excited.
As his locks fell to the floor, so could Patriots fans’ fears that Gronkowski might stay away from the Patriots ahead of training camp. Sure, he posted on Instagram that he’d be back in 2018, but his absence at Patriots OTAs created a little bit of concern.
Consider it a clean slate or shave. Just look at that bald head:
We talked the Giants drafting me into existence, Barkley told NJ.com. When I used to hang out with Odell, I’d tell him, ‘I’m going to be a Giant, I want to be a Giant, I want to be a part of that team.’
Instead of attending OTAs, Brady has focused on spending more time with his family this offseason, per Boston.com’s Nora Princiotti.
Despite his absence from OTAs, Brady officially committed to playing in 2018 when asked by Westwood One’s Jim Gray in April.
The 40-year-old veteran is coming off an MVP-winning season that saw him complete 66.3 percent of his passes for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
He led the Pats to the Super Bowl and threw for 505 yards, three touchdowns and no picks in the game. However, New England fell 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brady is still performing at a remarkably high level in spite of his advancing age, and the Patriots are heavy favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl once again this season because of that.
Although Brady hasn’t technically been a participant in team activities this offseason, the fact that he is working out with Edelman suggests he is taking steps toward being game ready when training camp begins.