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Rob Gronkowski working with Patriots to restructure contract in '18

The Patriots have great incentive to raise the salary of its best playmaker, who's been teasing retirement for the last couple offseasons.


Kahron Spearman


The New England Patriots are currently working on "tweaking" tight end Rob Gronkowski's contract, now that the five-time Pro Bowler informed the team he's ready to come back for 2018, according to the Boston Herald.

 

Gronkowski is scheduled to make $8 million in base salary, plus a $656,000 roster bonus and $250,000 workout bonus, according to Spotrac. His contract runs through 2019.

I met with coach (Bill Belichick) today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats. I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. Looking forward to another championship run.

The 28-year-old tight end is perennial All-Pro and arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history but he's also an injury-risk.

 

The key here is that the 28-year-old knows he's an injury risk. The difference is that the Patriots would simply replace him. Gronk will likely live with his injuries long after his finishes his Hall of Fame career. 

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