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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski nets 101 receiving yards in Week 3
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four passes on seven targets for 101 yards in Sunday's 51-17 win over the Jaguars. While Gronkowski didn't find the end zone on Sunday, he continues to pull his weight from a fantasy perspective. Those enjoying his production, however, will need to find a plug-in for him next week, with the Patriots on bye.
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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski adds to TD total in Week 2
Prolific Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made it four touchdowns on the year already when he snagged another Sunday against Buffalo. He caught seven of the 13 passes thrown his way for 113 yards to help his team win. As long as Gronkowski can stay healthy, he'll see plenty of looks in the New England offense and remains locked into fantasy lineups, that is until Week 4, when the Patriots are on bye. Visiting Jacksonville is next on the schedule Sunday.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski opens season with three-TD night
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski won't catch 48 touchdown passes this season, but at least he can say after Week 1 that he's on pace for it. Gronkowski took three to the house from quarterback Tom Brady in the season opener Thursday against visiting Pittsburgh. He snagged two in a seven-minute stretch in the second quarter and gave his team a two-score lead with another in the fourth. He finished with five receptions for 94 yards.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Patriots adjust TE Rob Gronkowski's $10 million bonus
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was due a $10 million option from the team, will instead receive the money in two split payments, per the Boston Globe. The team adjusted the payments on July 30, giving Gronkowski $4 million at the start of training camp and $6 million at the end of the league year. Gronkowski, who has 52 career touchdowns, is signed with the Patriots through the 2019 season.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowksi's contract becomes fully guaranteed
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's contract for $4.75 million in 2015 base salary and $250,000 in workout bonuses became fully guaranteed Friday, according to CBSSports.com's Joel Corry. Gronkowski caught 82 passes for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns in the 2014 regular season. In five seasons, Gronkowski has 308 catches for 4,379 yards and 54 touchdowns in just 65 games for New England. He is under contract through 2019, when he is scheduled to have a base salary of $9 million.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Patriots' Rob Gronkowski fined $8K for role in Super Bowl scuffle
Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui were fined $8,268 apiece for their roles in a brawl at the end of New England's 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX victory, according to the Everett Herald. Gronkowski was fined for participating in the brawl and Hoomanawanui's fine was for taking an opponent's helmet off of his head. Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000 and defensive end Michael Bennett was fined $8,268 for their roles in the fight.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Gronkowski family baffled at Seahawks final play call
Rob Gronkowski's family obviously wanted the Patriots to win Super Bowl XLIX. But following Seattle's controversial play call — in which Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw an interception instead of Seattle running the ball with Marshawn Lynch — the Gronkowski admitted being a bit confused as to what just happened, according to The Buffalo News. "I couldn't believe they were throwing it!" Gronkowski's father Gordy Gronkowski said. "You got Beast Mode back there and you don't go Beast Mode in that situation? "What was he thinking?" Said brother and former NFL fullback Chris Gronkowski: "I have no idea why you would ever call that in a million years, especially when you have Marshawn Lynch on your team." Rob Gronkowski finished the Super Bowl with six catches for 68 yards and a touchdown.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Patriots' Rob Gronkowski finds the end zone
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski found the end zone during Super Bowl 49. Gronkowski hauled in six balls for 68 yards during the contest. He finished second on the club in receiving yards. While it wound up being a mild game for Gronkowski, he would not be kept out of the end zone. In the second quarter, he hauled in a 22 yard touchdown from Tom Brady. Gronkowski was matched up against the linebacker in coverage, and just blew right past him for the catch.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Packers' Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP at NFL Honors
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2015 NFL MVP at the NFL Honors awards show, held Saturday at the Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Ariz. Rodgers played all 16 regular-season games in 2014 for just the second time in the last five seasons, completing 65.6 percent of his passes while racking up 4,381 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added two more touchdowns on the ground while gaining 269 rushing yards on 43 carries. Several other awards were handed out at the ceremony Saturday, as follows. AP Offensive Player of the Year: DeMarco Murray, Cowboys AP Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt, Texans AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: Odell Beckham, Giants AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Aaron Donald, Rams AP Comeback Player of the Year: Rob Gronkowski, Patriots AP Coach of the Year: Bruce Arians, Cardinals AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Todd Bowles, Cardinals Walter Payton Man of Year: Thomas Davis, Panthers Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals Salute to Service Award: Jared Allen, Bears NFL.com Fantasy Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers FedEx Air Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers, Packers FedEx Ground Player of the Year: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers Deacon Jones Award: Justin Houston, Chiefs Greatness on the Road Award: Tony Romo, Cowboys Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year: Odell Beckham one-handed catch Don Shula High School Coach of the Year: Bruce Larson, Somerset (Wisconsin) High School In addition, eight finalists were voted into the Hall of Fame: running back Jerome Bettis, wide receiver Tim Brown, defensive end/linebacker Charles Haley, linebacker Junior Seau, guard Will Shields, center Mick Tingelhoff and executives Bill Polian and Ron Wolf.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Gronk on Jeremy Lane's comments: 'Everyone's entitled to their opinion'
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski responded Friday to comments made by Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane, who indicated Gronkowski was not that good of a player. Although, Gronkowski chose not to fire back at Lane and offered a very mild response. "Everyone's entitled to their own opinion," Gronkowski said, per ESPN. "They've got a great defense overall. We've got to be worried about their whole defense. We've got to be sure we practice hard, prepare hard all week so we're ready to roll." Lane was not as reserved when asked Thursday what makes Gronkowski such a good player. "I actually don't think he's that good," Lane said. "He's OK. He does have a big body. But from what I've seen on tape, he doesn't like you putting your hands on him. So if we put our hands on him and shake him up a little bit, he won't catch that many balls." Gronkowski had a pretty good season in 2014, totaling 82 catches for 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he remained one of the best tight ends in the NFL. It didn't appear Friday he was too bothered by Lane's comments. "I just keep doing what I've got to do." Gronkowski said. "I've just got to keep working hard at practice, keep bringing it at practice, keep preparing. Just keep getting ready, because it's not just one player on their defense, there's 11 guys out there at the same time. It's not just 11, they've got the backups, too. So I've got to prepare for their whole defense, no doubt about that."I've got much respect for the Seattle Seahawks throughout their whole team. Just got to keep working hard and practicing and getting ready for the game. Bring it out there on the field."