Gronkowski nonetheless is contemplating whether or not to play the upcoming 2018 season, and has had “good communication” with the Patriots, per the supply.
Gronkowski has a $250,000 exercise bonus in his contract for 2018, which is paid out based mostly on attending a proportion of the voluntary exercises.
Brady additionally shouldn’t be anticipated to attend the beginning of the offseason program; he has been on a enterprise journey to Qatar. In different years, Brady has been an everyday participant on the crew’s offseason program, however he’ll miss not less than the start this yr.
“We have the voluntary offseason program that starts on Monday,” Patriots coach Invoice Belichick mentioned final week. “It will be heavily attended, but I know there are a couple players that I’ve talked to that have other commitments, but that’s the way it always is. So, not really anything new there.”
Data from ESPN’s Mike Reiss was used on this report.