Latest Rob Gronkowski News

Brown's status in question after strong debut with Pats

Sep. 16, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown had a stellar debut with the New England Patriots. Whether he will have an opportunity for a repeat performance this week will be up to the NFL. Brown led the Patriots with four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown during New England's 43-0 win over of the Miami...

Summer of drama leads Antonio Brown to no-nonsense Patriots

Sep. 10, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown's winding summer odyssey has officially landed him as a member of the New England Patriots. But just how the sometimes disgruntled receiver will fit into the Super Bowl champions' culture has become the Patriots' biggest focal point in the aftermath of their 33-3...

Brady starts his 20th season by beating Steelers 33-3

Sep. 9, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots trolled the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday and then blew them out Sunday night. A day after the acquiring former Steelers malcontent Antonio Brown, the reigning Super Bowl champions showed they might not even need him, getting 341 yards and three touchdown...

Cut by Raiders, Brown becoming a Patriot on eve of opener

Sep. 7, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Randy Moss. Josh Gordon. And now Antonio Brown. A dozen years after Bill Belichick took a chance on Moss when the talented but troubled diva had worn out his welcome in Oakland, the Patriots picked up Brown on Saturday hours after he was released by the Raiders without ever playing a...

Steelers are last team to beat Patriots in game that counted

Sep. 5, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When the New England Patriots unveil their sixth championship banner on Sunday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have a close-up view. The last team to beat New England — in Week 15 last year — the Steelers missed the playoffs while the Patriots went back to the NFL...

Brady enters 20th season still looking to earn Pats' trust

Sep. 4, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Even in his 20th NFL season and 18th as the opening-day starter at quarterback for the New England Patriots, Tom Brady is still awed by the responsibility he bears. "I think it's a great privilege when a team trusts you to be the quarterback and they put the ball in your hands,"...

Massachusetts farm pays tribute to Gronk with corn maze

Sep. 3, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts farm is paying tribute to recently retired New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski with a corn maze. West End Creamery in Northbridge in a post on social media over the weekend that included an aerial view of the maze announced that its Gronk maze opens...

Prolific TE Kittle takes as much in blocking as receiving

Sep. 3, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — No tight end has ever been as prolific with the ball in his hands as George Kittle was for the San Francisco 49ers last season when he used his speed and ability to run after the catch to record the most yards receiving ever in a season for a tight end. But for Kittle, who lasted...

Gronkowski reflects on physical and mental toll of football

Aug. 28, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A few hours after winning his third Super Bowl, Rob Gronkowski said he was in bed in tears after playing a vital role in the Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. He couldn't enjoy it because of the pain. Gronkowski was hit in the quadriceps during the game, leaving him with the...

New England Patriots struggling to rebuild tight end corps

Aug. 27, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For nearly a decade, the tight end position was one of the greatest strengths of the New England Patriots' offense. But that's changed rather quickly. First came the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, one of the most productive tight ends in NFL history, following the 13-3 victory over...