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Reports: Rob Gronkowski to return to NFL as member of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported the news on Tuesday afternoon.

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Tight end Rob Gronkowski is returning to the NFL, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Gronkowski retired from the league in 2018 and sat out the 2019 season.

As Rapoport noted, Gronkowski only wanted to play with quarterback Tom Brady, who is now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Shortly after the news, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted a story saying Gronkowski didn’t want to play for any quarterback other than Brady.

Minutes later, Schefter reported the trade terms.

Gronkowski is a Buccaneer.

The Kansas City Chiefs visit the Bucs for a game during the 2020 NFL season — though the league schedule has yet to be announced.