Rob Gronkowski has been a no-show so far this offseason when it comes to New England Patriots practice. The All-Pro tight end opted not to attend OTAs (along with Tom Brady).
The star tight end is about to make his presence felt with the Patriots, though. New England is getting their polar bear of a football player back.
Gronkowski confirmed the news during an interview with reporters at a charity event.
“We’ve got mandatory minicamp this week. So I’ll be there this week. I’ll be full go. I’m looking forward to it. Can’t wait to get back to work. I’m excited,” Gronkowski told reporters, per CBS Boston.
Gronkowski had previously said that he would be playing the 2018 season despite some talk of a potential retirement.
His absence at OTAs certainly didn't help calm any speculation about his future.
Gronkowski has made it clear that he's returning, though. The Patriots will be seeing him at mandatory minicamp this week.
You can relax now, Patriots fans.