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Rob Gronkowski announces retirement from Buccaneers

FILE – Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski catches a touchdown pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of an NFL wild-card football game Jan. 16, 2022, in Tampa, Fla. No position in the NFL has undergone more changes to the style of player over the years than tight end. Long gone are the days of the blocking specialists who serve mainly as an extra offensive lineman. While guys like George Kittle, Travis Kelce and Gronkowski are excellent run-blockers, they are also outstanding receivers and major weapons on offense. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File) Jason Behnken/AP

Rob Gronkowski announces retirement from Buccaneers

Christopher Hutton June 21, 03:23 PMJune 21, 03:27 PM Video Embed

Gronk has retired from football. Again.

Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, a well-known tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced on Tuesday that he is retiring from the NFL.

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“I want to thank the whole entire first class Buccaneers organization for an amazing ride, trusting me to come back and play and help build a championship team,” Gronkowski tweeted on Tuesday. “I will now be going back into my retirement home, walking away from football again with my head held high knowing I gave it everything I had, good or bad, every time I stepped on the field.”

Gronkowski played with the New England Patriots from 2010 to 2018, when he first retired. He came out of retirement in 2020 to play for the Buccaneers. He played with them through last season. Gronkowski’s initial retirement was due to a series of injuries and chronic pain that had taken a toll on his mental health.

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Gronkowski has broken several records as a tight end and has played in six Super Bowl games since 2010. He was also praised for his versatility as a player and his flexibility in the field.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not respond to requests for comment from the Washington Examiner.

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