And after the loss, Gronkowski confirmed the report - and all of the other ones, even - as being the truth.
He and the Patriots eventually worked out a plan for Gronkowski to stay in New England.
"Yeah, it happened", Gronkowski said.
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Paul Rounds, a public defender assigned to represent him, filed paperwork asserting his right to not speak to investigators. Police found bloody clothes belonging to Richards, but DNA test results had not been returned yet, Huff said.
The tight end explained his reasoning, and it was quite simple: He didn't want to run routes for anybody but Tom Brady. "Brady's my quarterback. That's all".
The return for Gronkowski may never be known, but it's not unfathomable that Detroit would give up a first round pick for one of the greatest tight ends in National Football League history. That report stated that, upon being informed prior to April's draft that he was close to being traded to the Lions, Gronkowski threatened retirement and refused to play anywhere but New England. "People shouldn't be able to do that".
The Packers already got a taste of Mack, who was traded to the Chicago Bears the week before the season opener. He has nine catches for 138 yards and a touchdown through two games to start 2018.