New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski confirmed Sunday he'll be rejoining his teammates this week at the team's offseason mandatory minicamp after skipping the team's voluntary workouts this offseason.
Owner Robert Kraft had said several weeks ago that Gronk would be at minicamp, but Gronkowski confirmed that on Sunday at a charity event where he had his head shaved.
"Oh yes, we got the mandatory minicamp this week, so I'll be there this week, I'll be full go, so looking forward to it. Can't wait to get back, get back to work and uh I'm excited," Gronkowski told NBC10 Boston's Glenn Marshall. "Can't wait to get going again."
The Patriots tweeted the good news Sunday.
Quarterback Tom Brady hasn't been at organized team activity (OTA) sessions, either, but Kraft has said Brady is also expected to be in attendance at this week's minicamp.
The Patriots will be holding their mandatory offseason minicamp from June 5-7.
Gronkowski has two years remaining on his contract. His future has come with a touch of uncertainty since immediately following Super Bowl LII, when the 29-year-old said he would take some time to contemplate his future plans. In April, Gronkowski told coach Bill Belichick he was going to play in 2018.
A second-round draft choice by the Patriots in 2010, Gronkowski caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns in 2017. He played in 14 of New England’s regular season games, his two absences due to a quick Thursday Night Football turnaround in October and a one-game suspension in December.