Organized team activities kick off around the league in the coming days, but the early spotlight falls on two-high profile players in New England.
Player attendance during 10 days of OTAs is voluntary, so the bigger question surrounds whether Brady and Gronkowski will report for the Patriots' three-day mandatory minicamp.
Rapoport, however, reported Brady and Gronkowski are expected to report for the mandatory minicamp, which is schedule for June 5-7.
The Brady Watch comes amid previous offseason reports surrounding the franchise quarterback's current contract situation.
Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo pointed out on April 18 that Brady is seeking a new contract ahead of the 2018 regular season. Brady has two years remaining on his current deal and is currently scheduled to earn a base salary of $14 million in 2018.
Gronkowski also has two years remaining on his current contact, which pays a base salary of $8 million.