Rob Gronkowski considered retirement to see where his mind and body were
Rob Gronkowski returned to work with his teammates for the first time this offseason after considering retirement.
I had to see where my body was at and where my mind was at, but now I’m out here, and I feel good, Gronkowski said, via Jeff Darlington of ESPN. I feel like I definitely made the right decision coming back out.
The Patriots tight end stayed away from voluntary workouts, as did quarterback Tom Brady. Gronkowski had not publicly discussed his reasons for not participating in organized team activities until his Tuesday press conference.
The upshot: With a minicamp looming that Gase’s staff views as the final exam of the offseason program for players, Miami’s in a better spot than it was a half-year ago. I’ve really enjoyed being around these guys, love the way they’ve worked, I love the energy they bring to practice,Gase says.
I was looking forward to going down, obviously. We did something last season that is very special. It’s a milestone here in the city of Philadelphia, our organization, and I was looking forward to going down and being recognized as world champions. It is what it is, Pederson said. We’re here today, got an OTA practice. I’m focused on these next couple of days, getting through next week and on to training camp. So, that’s where we’re at.
In the latest episode of The No-Huddle Show, Eagles reporters Eliot Shorr-Parks and Zack Rosenblatt discuss what has been a wild two days around the team, what the reaction was from different players and where they expect this latest drama surrounding the team to go from here.
Donald’s generational production as an interior lineman would seem to peg him as an outlier. Mack’s place as a premier edge rusher, given how such players are compensated, makes him different from most, too (although the Raiders stuck to these rules for a quarterback). Both guys could wind up in Canton. The flip side is that teams generally hate going against precedent, especially if they’re the ones purposefully setting it.