Retired tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially on the clock.
Retired from pro football for the last eight months (and seemingly loving every second of it), the latest word from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is that Patriots owner Robert Kraft made it clear that to Gronkowski he wants to see the 30-year-old come out of retirement and rejoin the Patriots for the team’s playoff run.
Owner Robert Kraft walked up to him to say goodbye. According to sources, Kraft delivered a clear and concise message that would resonate for months.Kraft told Gronkowski that he wants him to return for November, December, and a playoff run. If that happened, the team not only would welcome him back but would remain hopeful that it happens.
The deadline for Gronkowski to officially rejoin the Patriots is Nov. 30, which is one day before the team’s Week 13 primetime head-to-head with the Houston Texans.