Tampa Bay Buccaneers not counting on Rob Gronkowski to return to soccer, sources say

Tom Brady acquired here out of retirement, nonetheless the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not count on the identical from Rob Gronkowski.

Heading into Sunday night’s common-season opener in direction of the Dallas Cowboys, the Buccaneers will not be counting on Gronkowski to return to play soccer, sources instructed ESPN.

The Buccaneers initially had hoped that later this season, in the event that they had been inside the thick of the race for a playoff spot, Brady might assist persuade Gronkowski to return. however sources instructed ESPN that a minimal of inside the meantime, till they hear in any other case, the Buccaneers think about that Gronkowski has moved on collectively with his life.

inside the unlikely situation that Gronkowski would return later this season, the circumstances should be utterly proper, based mostly on sources. The 5-time professional Bowl tight finish would want an alternative with an great Bowl contender that wished him and made a return to the NFL worth his whereas.

Gronkowski, 33, publicly introduced his retirement this previous June, ending an eleven-yr NFL profession highlighted by 4 great Bowl championships — all obtained with Brady.

The Bucs and Brady now will probably be counting on veterans Cameron Brate and Kyle Rudolph, collectively with rookies Cade Otton and Ko Kieft, on the tight finish place.

although they are going to be with out the 6-foot-6 Gronkowski, the Buccaneers think about they’ve added a receiver which will assist compensate for his absence. of us who’ve watched the Buccaneers this summer season had been past impressed with how 6-foot-three extensive receiver Julio Jones appeared and the means he bonded with Brady.

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