NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams

GRONKOWSKI

Rob Gronkowski said Sunday that he remains a former New England Patriots tight end.

Ever since he announced his retirement in March, there have been rumors that the three-time Super Bowl champion might change his mind.

“Whatever I say it doesn’t matter. It’ll always be crazy out there. You can put ’em to rest,” he told reporters Sunday. “I’m feeling good. (I’m in) a good place.”

Gronkowski, 30, made the comments at Gillette Stadium, where he was participating in a charity event for children with cancer.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection played nine seasons for the Patriots (2010-18), catching 521 passes for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns in 115 games.

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Members of the Patriots’ 2018 championship team will receive their Super Bowl rings on Thursday night in a private ceremony hosted by team owner Robert Kraft.

Those attending the ceremony will include some players and staff members who have moved on from New England.

Defensive end Trey Flowers, who since signed with the Detroit Lions, and defensive coordinator Brian Flores, now the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, are expected to attend.

The Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 on Feb. 3 in Super Bowl LIII for their sixth title, all since 2001.