Patriots, Rob Gronkowski discussing new contract


Are the Patriots preparing to furnish the most talented tight end in football with a brand new contract?

NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Sunday that Rob Gronkowski's agents, Drew and Jason Rosenhaus, are working with the team on a new deal, according to a source informed of the negotiations. Both agents were on hand for Sunday's Patriots practice, but Garafolo reported that a new contract is not imminent, noting that Drew Rosenhaus on Sunday declined to comment on any talks.

Gronkowski is currently playing under the eight-year, $55.23 million pact he signed in 2012. New England in March notably picked up the pass-catcher's $10 million option, which keeps Gronkowski locked in at a team-friendly amount through 2019. Set to make an affordable $27 million over the next four years, the All-Pro pass-catcher openly grumbled about his pay this offseason:

In the prime of his career, Gronkowski is a top-five, game-changing talent and New England's most dangerous playmaker. He's worth far more dough than he's making and the Patriots know it.