Rob Gronkowski Will Miss Start Of Patriots' Offseason Program

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Gronkowski is not expected to attend the start of the Patriots' offseason program, which opens Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Patriots tight end is still weighing his options and contemplating his future.

This all began after the Super Bowl when Gronkowski wouldn't commit to playing in 2018.

There is no certainty that means that he is leaning toward coming back, but it at least means that the Patriots have been kept abreast of what Gronkowski is going through. Gronkowski is still under contract through the 2019 National Football League season, as he still has two years left on his six-year, $54 million extension with $19 million left in both base salary and bonuses. The workouts are voluntary. Gronk is still considering whether to play in 2018, but he has reportedly had "good communication" with the team.

Speaking Friday, Bill Belichick said it would be heavily attended, but was aware of a few players who wouldn't make it.

Last season, the Patriots tight end picked up 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 regular season games.

If Gronk does decide to step away from football, Dwayne Allen is now in line to be quarterback Tom Brady's No. 1 option at tight end.