According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, tight end Rob Gronkowski doesn’t currently plan to participate in the team’s voluntary offseason conditioning program set to begin Monday.
Still, Gronkowski’s potential absence from voluntary workouts doesn’t necessarily mean the All-Pro tight end intends to hang up his cleats quite yet.
Rapoport reports that Gronkowski has trained this off season at the TB12 Sports Therapy Center, and the expectation remains that he will play in 2018.
Gronkowski wouldn’t represent the only major absence from the Patriots’ off season program, either.
While injuries have limited Gronkowski in recent years, he still ranks among the league’s most productive tight ends.