As Rob Gronkowski ponders possibly giving up football for wrestling, NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran reveals the tight end "didn't enjoy himself" this past season and "a hell of an air-clearing" is needed in Foxboro.
Curran, speaking Monday on "Boston Sports Tonight", said it's "starting to wear on him mentally and physically, the atmosphere in Foxboro...He seriously considered stepping away from the game in training camp."
"They still need to have a hell of an air-clearing at Patriot Place to get these guys back," Curran said.
Since the retirement issue first came up at the Super Bowl, Gronkowski and those around him have hinted about the All-Pro joining the WWE or becoming an action-movie star.
A series of tweets from Gronk the past few days have fueled the wrestling speculation.
Watch the video above for more and here's more from Curran on the Patriots' Gronk dilemma.
1:23 - According to reports, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not hold out and will be present for the start of training camp. Phil Perry joins Trenni Kusnierek and Gary Tanguay on Early Edition to discuss if the drama involving Gronk is over.
6:18 - Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will both become free agents at the end of the year. How will their contracts affect the Red Sox chances of trying to sign Mookie Betts to an extension? Evan Drellich breaks it all down.
10:25 - A. Sherrod Blakey joins DJ Bean and Danielle Trotta to talk about the Raptors being in the driver's seat to land Kawhi Leonard and how Leonard is potentially attending the Team USA mini-camp to showcase himself to teams interested in trading for him.
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Terrell Owens appears to still be upset over his Super Bowl XXXIX loss to the Patriots.
The former 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys wide receiver, who was recently voted into the Hall Of Fame, called the Patriots cheaters in an Instagram story on Tuesday while trash talking former NBA star Sam Cassell. He specifically called out Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The Patriots defeated T.O.'s Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX. Owens had nine receptions for 122 yards in the loss.
The 44-year-old is currently attempting a return to the game of football and is reportedly interested in playing in the CFL if an NFL comeback isn't an option.