Rob Gronkowski getting back to Buccaneers, says specialist

Rob Gronkowski getting back to Buccaneers, says specialist

The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers keep on getting the band back together.

The most recent to rejoin: Rob Gronkowski.

The star tight end and the Bucs have consented to a 1-year bargain worth $10 million, his representative, Drew Rosenhaus, disclosed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.

Gronkowski was one of a few high-profile Bucs players – defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, wide receiver Antonio Brown, kicker Ryan Succop and running back Leonard Fournette were among the others – whom the team had wanted to bring back after a month ago’s Super Bowl win.

Prior Monday, the Bucs and star pass-rusher Shaquil Barrett consented to a four-year deal worth up to $72 million, Rosenhaus told Schefter.

The Buccaneers exchanged a fourth-round draft pick to the New England Patriots last offseason for Gronkowski’s privileges and a seventh-round pick. Gronkowski, who had resigned from the NFL in 2019, got going the season gradually, shaking off some rust in the wake of being away from football for a year and finding a part in Bruce Arians’ offense, which wasn’t known for being tight end friendly.

While friendly organizer Byron Leftwich and quarterback Tom Brady attempted to cut out a role for Gronkowski, he accepted his role as a blocker and as a leader and completed the regular season with 45 receptions for 623 yards and 7 touchdowns.

He peaked at the right time, however, getting done with two touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ 31-9 triumph in Super Bowl LV as he and Brady broke Joe Montana’s and Jerry Rice’s postseason record for most touchdowns by a QB-receiving duo.

Gronkowski, 31, spent the initial nine seasons of his NFL vocation with the Patriots, winning three Super Bowls with the team. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time first-team All-Pro.

He has 566 receptions for 8,484 yards and 86 touchdowns in 131 regular-season games in his career.

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