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Offbeat Three days before draft, Patriots were making calls about a possible Gronkowski trade

21:09  13 june  2018
21:09  13 june  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Patriots TE Gronkowski on mini-camp: 'I'll be there'

  Patriots TE Gronkowski on mini-camp: 'I'll be there' New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski confirmed on Sunday that he will report for the team's mandatory mini-camp this week. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski confirmed on Sunday that he will report for the team's Gronkowski has not been a part of any of the Patriots' voluntary offseason program this year and only recently said he plans to play this season.New England will have a three-day minicamp."We've got mandatory minicamp this week," Gronkowski told Boston radio station WBZ. "So I'll be there this week. I'll be full go. I'm looking forward to it.

15 responses to “ Possible trades could make draft night nutty”. So much talk about Gronkowski being traded , it feels like a fait accompli… If so Patriot reporters are going to miss the guy as well as the fans.

Patriots Draft Coverage. Sportfolio Management. So the rumor is that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was almost traded And the team vehemently denies it. 6 things we learned from the Patriots ' mandatory minicamp The three - day camp is over – let's take a look at what happened.

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It’s indeed “hogwash” that the Patriots had a trade for tight end Rob Gronkowski on the table, that they were ready to proceed, that quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire, and that owner Robert Kraft vetoed the deal. That doesn’t mean the Patriots didn’t explore the possibility of doing a deal.

Per a league source, the Patriots were calling other teams about a possible Gronkowski trade as recently as three days before the draft. Coincidentally (or not), Gronkowski ended nearly three months of uncertainty regarding his future by declaring publicly that he would play in 2018 only two days before the draft.

Brady, Gronkowski both show up ahead of mandatory minicamp

  Brady, Gronkowski both show up ahead of mandatory minicamp There will be no workout-related fines handed out to the New England Patriots’ two most important offensive players, as Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have officially rejoined their teammates in advance of mandatory minicamp. On Monday, the Patriots tweeted some photos from their annual fantasy camp. Both Brady and Gronkowski were present hanging out with fans.Practicing with the pros at #Patriots Fantasy Camp! pic.twitter.com/lh1eudi18v— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 4, 2018Mandatory minicamp begins on Tuesday, and there was never really a doubt that both Brady and Gronkowski would be there.

But knowing the Patriots , they could either move down to accumulate more draft picks on day three or even trade up on day three if they really like someone. So the rumor is that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was almost traded .

Which makes those types of trades even more conducive to waiting and seeing how things pan out. Then there are the two veteran players generating the most pre- draft trade buzz: Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski .

It’s not known what the Patriots wanted, or whether a deal was actually close. If it was, it never got to the point where Brady made a power play and Kraft made a boss move, literally.

Some think that the Patriots were hoping to add the assets needed to make a move for quarterback Baker Mayfield, who didn’t emerge as a serious candidate for the No. 1 overall pick until the week of the draft. It likely would have taken much more than the Patriots would have or could have surrendered to get all the way to top of the draft order.

Report: Patriots had trade talks about Rob Gronkowski with four teams .
Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots were on the brink of parting ways this offseason, according to MMQB's Albert Breer.Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots got awfully close to parting ways this offseason, according to MMQB's Albert Breer.

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