Gronk nearly dealt to Lions at draft

Doug Mendoza
September 23, 2018

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was almost dealt to the Detroit Lions the week before the 2018 NFL Draft, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning.

Rob Gronkowski has spent the past week preparing to face the Detroit Lions on Sunday night, and there was apparently a point where he was close to catching passes from Matthew Stafford instead of Tom Brady.

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The Patriots opted to hold onto Gronkowski, agreeing to a revamped contract that added $4.3 million in incentives to his 2018 deal.

It wasn't that Gronkowski didn't want to play in Detroit; he didn't want to play anywhere other than New England, according to sources. However, once he was informed that New England was serious about trading him, Gronkowski threatened to retire. That's when Gronkowski found out about the imminent deal - and put a stop to it.

Gronkowski, 29, has nine catches for 138 yards a touchdown this season. But Gronkowski blocked the big trade before it could get done. He was limited in practice early last week with an ankle injury, but he was removed from the injury report Friday.

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