Patriots star Rob Gronkowski is emerging from retirement and headed to the Tampa to join his former NFL quarterback Tom Brady on the Buccaneers.
Brady signed with the Buccaneers last month.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported on Gronkowski’s return via Twitter Tuesday.
A trade would have to be worked out for that to happen, Rapoport noted, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the two teams have agreed to terms of a deal.
FOX’s Jay Glazer adds that Gronkowski has already taken a physical for the Buccaneers.
Gronkowski retired from the NFL in March of 2019, citing injuries, and signed on with the WWE. He was expected to play a big role at Wrestlemania in Tampa this month, but the event was moved to the WWE’s empty facility in Orlando for social distancing purposes.
Gronkowski told TMZ on Tuesday that he’s “not totally done” with football, despite the concussions he suffered.
WIBC’s Hammer and Nigel were joined by producer TKW on Tuesday’s show to discuss Gronk’s return.