The New England Patriots agreed to trade tight end Rob Gronkowski and a seventh-round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that Gronkowski passed his physical with the team.
“Rob has agreed to play for Tampa this season,” Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “He will honor his current contract at this time.”
Reports suggest that Gronkowski, who has one year left on his contract that will pay him $10 million this year, has been getting his body ready for a return to football, and that reuniting with Tom Brady was important.
During an appearance on What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday, Gronk hinted that he might consider coming out of retirement.