• Report: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski to consider retirement again after playoffs

    By: Austin Bumpus

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    It appears as if the Patriots may have to deal with another offseason full of Rob Gronkowski retirement rumors, as the Patriots tight end will reportedly consider his options once again after the playoffs.

    Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Gronkowski will "strongly consider retirement after this year," according to people close to the Patriots tight end.

    Rapoport said those close to Gronkowski are wondering "if he'll go the other way this time," after returning to the Patriots following last year's Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.

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    The Patriots are in the midst of a playoff run, as they advanced to the AFC title game to play the Chiefs Sunday.

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