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87 Rob Gronkowski TE
Height/Weight: 6-6/265 | Birthdate: 5/14/1989 | Birthplace: Amherst, NY, USA | Team: New England | College: Arizona | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 33.46
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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowksi's contract becomes fully guaranteed


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's contract for $4.75 million in 2015 base salary and $250,000 in workout bonuses became fully guaranteed Friday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry.

Gronkowski caught 82 passes for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns in the 2014 regular season. In five seasons, Gronkowski has 308 catches for 4,379 yards and 54 touchdowns in just 65 games for New England. He is under contract through 2019, when he is scheduled to have a base salary of $9 million.


Patriots' Rob Gronkowski fined $8K for role in Super Bowl scuffle


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were fined $8,268 apiece for their roles in a brawl at the end of New England's 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory, according to the Everett Herald.

Gronkowski was fined for participating in the brawl and Hoomanawanui's fine was for taking an opponent's helmet off of his head.

Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 and defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $8,268 for their roles in the fight.


Gronkowski family baffled at Seahawks final play call


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Rob Gronkowski's family obviously wanted the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLIX.

But following Seattle's controversial play call — in which Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception instead of Seattle running the ball with Marshawn Lynch — the Gronkowski admitted being a bit confused as to what just happened, according to The Buffalo News

“I couldn’t believe they were throwing it!” Gronkowski's father Gordy Gronkowski said. “You got Beast Mode back there and you don’t go Beast Mode in that situation?

“What was he thinking?”

Said brother and former NFL fullback Chris Gronkowski: “I have no idea why you would ever call that in a million years, especially when you have Marshawn Lynch on your team.”

Rob Gronkowski finished the Super Bowl with six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.


Patriots' Rob Gronkowski finds the end zone


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2015) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski found the end zone during Super Bowl 49.

Gronkowski hauled in six balls for 68 yards during the contest. He finished second on the club in receiving yards. While it wound up being a mild game for Gronkowski, he would not be kept out of the end zone. In the second quarter, he hauled in a 22 yard touchdown from Tom Brady. Gronkowski was matched up against the linebacker in coverage, and just blew right past him for the catch. 


Packers' Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP at NFL Honors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2015 NFL MVP at the NFL Honors awards show, held Saturday at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Ariz.

Rodgers played all 16 regular-season games in 2014 for just the second time in the last five seasons, completing 65.6 percent of his passes while racking up 4,381 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground while gaining 269 rushing yards on 43 carries.

Several other awards were handed out at the ceremony Saturday, as follows.

AP Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys

AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, Texans

AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Odell Beckham, Giants

AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams

AP Comeback Player of the Year: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots

AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Cardinals

AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals

Walter Payton Man of Year: Thomas Davis, Panthers

Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

Salute to Service Award: Jared Allen, Bears

NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers

FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers

FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers

Deacon Jones Award: Justin Houston, Chiefs

Greatness on the Road Award: Tony Romo, Cowboys

Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham one-handed catch

Don Shula High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset (Wisconsin) High School

In addition, eight finalists were voted into the Hall of Fame: running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff and executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf.


Gronk on Jeremy Lane's comments: 'Everyone's entitled to their opinion'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski responded Friday to comments made by Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who indicated Gronkowski was not that good of a player. Although, Gronkowski chose not to fire back at Lane and offered a very mild response.

"Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion," Gronkowski said, per ESPN. "They’ve got a great defense overall. We’ve got to be worried about their whole defense. We’ve got to be sure we practice hard, prepare hard all week so we’re ready to roll." 

Lane was not as reserved when asked Thursday what makes Gronkowski such a good player.

"I actually don't think he's that good," Lane said. "He's OK. He does have a big body. But from what I've seen on tape, he doesn't like you putting your hands on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won't catch that many balls." 

Gronkowski had a pretty good season in 2014, totaling 82 catches for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he remained one of the best tight ends in the NFL. It didn't appear Friday he was too bothered by Lane's comments.

"I just keep doing what I’ve got to do." Gronkowski said. "I’ve just got to keep working hard at practice, keep bringing it at practice, keep preparing. Just keep getting ready, because it’s not just one player on their defense, there’s 11 guys out there at the same time. It’s not just 11, they’ve got the backups, too. So I’ve got to prepare for their whole defense, no doubt about that.

"I’ve got much respect for the Seattle Seahawks throughout their whole team. Just got to keep working hard and practicing and getting ready for the game. Bring it out there on the field." 


Seahawks' Lane doesn't think Rob Gronkowski is 'that good'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski led his team with 1,124 receiving yards on 82 receptions while scoring 12 touchdowns en route to a first-team All-Pro selection, but Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane said Thursday he doesn't think Gronkowski is "that good," the Seattle Times reports.

"I actually don’t think he’s that good," Lane said. "He’s OK. But he does have a big body, and from what I’ve seen on tape, he don’t like your hands being put on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won’t catch that many balls as he should."

Asked if getting his hands on Gronkowski would be the key to success, Lane said, "That’s always our key every week. Put our hands on the receivers. That’s definitely an issue with him from watching tape so far."

Lane, who was on the short-term injured reserve with a groin injury during the season, played in just seven games during the regular season. He served as the team's nickelback in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers, playing 55 of the team's 73 defensive snaps.


Bears' Bennett replaces Super Bowl-bound Gronk in Pro Bowl


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was added to the Pro Bowl roster Monday, taking the place of tight end Rob Gronkowski, who will be unable to participate as the Patriots are preparing for the Super Bowl.

Bennett had the best season of his career in 2014. He totaled 90 catches for 916 yards and five touchdowns -- all career highs -- in 16 games.


Patriots' Rob Gronkowski held in check during win


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was held in check during the team's win on Sunday against the Colts.

Gronkowski didn't catch his first pass until the third quarter. The Colts clearly made an effort to take him out of the game, and were mostly successful, but it didn't help the final outcome. Gronkowski did find the end zone, picking up a 5 yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. He finished with three receptions for 28 yards. Gronkowski did have eight targets, finishing second on the team.

Gronkowski will take on the Seahawks in the Super Bowl in two weeks. 


Rob Gronkowski surpasses 100 yards receiving in win over Ravens


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2015) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 108 yards and a touchdown in New England's 35-31 win over the Ravens Saturday.

Quarterback Tom Brady found Gronkowski on goal line when he ran a slant route for a touchdown. It was the fourth time this season Gronkowksi surpassed 100 yards receiving in a game and the second time he has done it in the playoffs in his career.


Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman inactive for Sunday against Buffalo


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman are both inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills. The Patriots have already clinched home-field advantage and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Gronkowski finishes the regular season with 82 catches for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns, his second-best season as a pro. 

Edelman's year ends with 92 catches for 972 yards and four touchdowns. He also may miss out on a $500,000 bonus, which would be triggered if he reached 1,057 receiving yards or the team won 13 regular season games. 


Patriots stars not expected to play significant role vs. Buffalo


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is unlikely to play more than a quarter at most in Week 17 against Buffalo, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Jimmy Garoppolo will likely see the majority of the snaps at quarterback.

The Patriots have clinched home-field advantage and have little to play for on Sunday, which means star players like Darrelle Revis and Rob Gronkowski and other injury-prone players are not expected to play a significant role against Buffalo.

New England opened as an 8 1/2-point favorite at home vs. Buffalo. The line has dropped to only 5 points in favor of the Patriots.


Report: Patriots considering resting Rob Gronkowski vs. Bills?


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) When asked if he'll rest any of his starters, Patriots coach Bill Belichick told reporters he'll do what's best for the team. Because New England has clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and giving his history of late-season injuries, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe expects tight end Rob Gronkowski to sit out Sunday's regular season finale at home against Buffalo.

"We'll do the same thing we always do, so it won't be any different this week than it's been any other week, it won't be any different this year than it's been any other year: we'll do what we feel is best for our football team. Period. Whatever is best for our team, then that's what we'll try to do," Belichick said.

Gronkowski extended his scoring streak to three games in Week 16 against the Jets. He has 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. If Belichick rests Gronkowski, then Timothy Wright would likely get the start.

New England opened as an 8 1/2-point home favorite. The line has now dropped to 4 1/2 points.


Patriots' Rob Gronkowski extends scoring streak to three games


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski extended his scoring streak to three games in Sunday's win over the Jets in Week 16.

Gronkowski came down with a 3-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. He was targeted 10 times and finished with only six catches for 31 yards and a score in a 17-16 victory. He has 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

New England will host Buffalo in Week 17.


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski bounces back from rough first half


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski scored his 11th touchdown of the season during Sunday's 41-13 victory over Miami in Week 15.

Gronkowski bounced back in the second half, after being held without a grab in the first half. Tom Brady hooked up with Gronkowski for a 27-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter. He was targeted eight times and finished with three catches for a team-high 96 yards and a score. 

Gronkowski has cracked the 1,000-yard mark for the second time in his career. He has 76 receptions for 1,093 yards this season. He'll look to add to that total come Week 16 against the Jets.


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski scores TD in Week 14 vs. Chargers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught eight of his 11 targets for 87 yards and one touchdown in his team's 23-14 win over the Chargers in Week 14.

Gronkowski's score came against an overmatched defender late in the first half, and he missed the chance at a second touchdown right before halftime when a severely underthrown pass went right into the hands of a Chargers linebacker. Even with the missed opportunity, the tight end topped 70 yards for the sixth straight game while catching his 10th touchdown of the season. He enters a Week 15 matchup with the Dolphins just three yards shy of his second career 1,000-yard season.


Patriots' Rob Gronkowski leads the way Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski led the way Week 13 against the Packers.

Gronkowski led the team with 12 targets and 98 yards. He hauled in seven passes during the contest. Gronk had one big play, catching a 29 yard pass at the beginning of the second quarter. Other than that, he was mostly held to shorter passes for most of the game. Gronkowski nearly found the end zone in the second quarter. He took a short pass from Tom Brady, and broke multiple tackles before finally going down at the 2 yard line. It was ruled an 11 yard catch. Brandon LaFell hauled in a 2 yard score later in the drive.

Gronkowski will look for more Week 14 against the Chargers. 


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski racks up 78 yards in Week 12 win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski managed to surpass the 70-yard mark, despite being heavily covered in Sunday's 34-9 victory over the Lions in Week 12.

Gronkowski got off to a fast start with three catches for 62 yards in the first half. However, with the game well in hand, Gronkowski was limited to only two grabs for 16 yards n the second half. He caught five of 10 passes thrown his way for 78 yards. He has 58 catches for 812 yards and nine touchdowns on the season.

New England will face Green Bay in Week 13.


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski scores TD in Week 11 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four of his five targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in his team's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

Gronkowski's touchdown was a thing of wonder, as he hauled in a short pass to the left side of the formation for a first down before shaking off three defenders and breaking free towards the end zone. He hurdled one more defender at the goal line and crashed into another in the end zone to deliver his fifth touchdown in his last three games.

Gronkowski didn't see the 9-11 targets he's managed over the last five weeks in Sunday's win as the Patriots leaned heavily on the running game, but he still contributed in a big way on the impressive scoring play. Now with 53 receptions, 734 yards and nine touchdowns, Gronkowski will match up with the Lions in Week 12.


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has another big game Week 9


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski turned in a strong game Week 9 against the Broncos. 

Gronkowski led the way for New England, hauling in nine passes for 105 yards. While Gronkowski was dominant throughout the outing, he didn't find the end zone until the final quarter. After making a tremendous one-handed catch to get the team to the 1 yard line, Gronkowski finished off the drive with a score on the next play. Gronk later caught a nine pass, putting him over 100 yards on the day. It was the 15th 100 yard game of his career.

Gronkowski is on a bye Week 10. 


T.J. Ward feels bad Gronkowski was hurt on low hit, but 'that's about it'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) Broncos safety T.J. Ward might hear a chorus of boos reign down in his direction during Sunday's game at New England, and that's because Ward was the player responsible for sending Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to injured reserve last season.

Ward, who was playing for the Browns last season, ended Gronkowski's season in Week 14 last season with a helmet-to-knee hit that tore Gronkowski’s right ACL and MCL. Ward said he has no regrets about the play and wasn’t purposely trying to take out Gronkowski’s knee, per The Boston Globe.

"I feel bad he got hurt, you know, but that’s about it," Ward said Wednesday. "I’m just playing fast out there, and coincidentally, it was a bang-bang play. I think if he wouldn’t have gotten hurt, then it wouldn’t be an issue."

Ward, who is seven inches shorter and 65 pounds lighter than Gronkowski, said the only way to tackle Gronkowski is by going low.

"Gronk’s a big dude. He gets hit, and he keeps going. Guys bounce off him, and he’s throwing guys left and right," Ward said. "I was taught that if you can take a guy’s wheels away from him, he’s no longer mobile, and that’s what you’ve got to do with big guys. I’m not going to go in there and bang heads with somebody that’s 60 pounds more than me. I’m going to hurt myself."


Rob Gronkowski ready to blow up the league again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) After being limited early on by his recovery from a torn ACL, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski got back to a more typical workload Week 5 against Cincinnati, and his numbers improved as a result. But may the record show that Week 8 against Chicago was when he officially "made it back."

This is what he can do, folks. If you've wondered why he's achieved near-mythical status in Fantasy despite all the injuries over the years, it's because he's proven capable of performances like this one any given week. He has the size to run over anyone who gets in his way, as he did on his third touchdown in Week 8, and yet the athleticism to make a leaping grab along the sidelines, as he did on his first two. And of course, he has a quarterback in Tom Brady who can make the most of his abilities.

Now, for the record, Gronkowski certainly wasn't a scrub prior to Sunday. Week 8 was his third game in four with at least 90 receiving yards. But his scoring rate through seven games was actually a bit lower than it had been in recent years. He may have a few more multi-score games in his future to make up for it.


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski dominates the Bears Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski dominated the Bears Week 8.

Chicago had no answer for the tight end. Gronkowski wound up hauling in nine passes for 149 yards and three scores during the contest. He was consistently able to beat whoever the Bears matched up on him. On his final score, Gronkowski threw safety Ryan Mundy aside before rumbling 46 yards for the score. Gronk would leave the game at that point due to dehydration, and did not return. 

He'll look to continue his strong play Week 9 against the Broncos. 


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski questionable Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left Sunday's game due to dehydration.

Gronkowski is questionable to return to the contest. He's already hauled in nine passes for 149 yards and three scores. Gronkowski went to the locker room after breaking off a 46 yard touchdown.


Patriots' Rob Gronkowski contributes Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn't have a great game Thursday, but was still a big part of the team's offense.

Gronkowski finished with six receptions for 68 yards. He was targeted a team-high 10 times during the contest. Gronkowski saw a lot of time on the field, indicating that he's close to fully healed after his offseason issues. Backup tight end Tim Wright was not a factor in the game, leaving Gronk as the only threat at the position. Despite receiving a fair amount of targets, the team opted to go to other options in the red zone.

Gronkowski will take on the Bears Week 8.