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Rob Gronkowski Enjoying Retirement, Says NFL Comeback Rumors Can Be Put to Rest

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 2, 2019

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 9: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is introduced introduced with the Vince Lombardi trophy during the Boston Red Sox 2018 World Series championship ring ceremony before the Opening Day game against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 9, 2019 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
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Rob Gronkowski apparently has no regrets about retirement.

The future Hall of Famer spoke to reporters Sunday and said any talks of him coming out of retirement can be "put to rest."

"Oh man! Whatever I say, it doesn't matter. It will always be crazy out there, but you can put them to rest," Gronkowski said at the One Mission Buzz Off for Kids with Cancer event at Gillette Stadium. "I'm feeling good. [In a] good place. It's great to be back here."

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Video: A smiling Rob Gronkowski answers questions from reporters, saying there will always be a family feel at Gillette Stadium, while touching on his connection with the New England community, how he plans to do more events like this, and how life is good in retirement. https://t.co/74zFGXH1Kk

Gronkowski, 30, retired in March after nine NFL seasons. He made the Pro Bowl five times and was a four-time All-Pro but dealt with a consistent rash of injuries that ultimately led to him walking away. After playing all 16 games in each of his first two seasons, Gronkowski failed to do so again in his final seven.

Despite the injuries and Gronkowski's burgeoning fame outside of football, there was a natural speculation that he would return to football. Even agent Drew Rosenhaus said he would not be surprised if Gronk came out of retirement.

"If the team was struggling or they needed him at some point next year, and let's just say hypothetically Tom Brady gave him a call and said 'Rob, I need you.' I wouldn't be shocked if he came back to play a few games," Rosenhaus said on ESPN'sΒ Get UpΒ in March.

While Rosenhaus' scenario has not necessarily been ruled out, Gronk seems to be enjoying life away from football. He's made numerous appearances across television platforms, done charity work and continued his all-around Gronkness.

With a ton of money in the bank and a long future ahead of him, it's hard to blame Gronkowski if we never see him on a football field again.Β