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Curran: Gronkowski has been unhappy since training camp

Curran: Gronkowski has been unhappy since training camp

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.

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Tom E. Curran's week-by-week breakdown of 2019 Patriots schedule

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Tom E. Curran's week-by-week breakdown of 2019 Patriots schedule

For months, we've known which opponents the Patriots would face in 2019. But we had to wait until Wednesday to find out when every game would slot into their 16-game schedule.

The defending champions will open on Sunday, September 8 against the Steelers, and their schedule includes five primetime games.

But between the intriguing matchups, the most challenging games, and the games that are basically glorified bye weeks, Tom E. Curran takes a week-by-week look at what's ahead for New England in its Super Bowl defense.

Click here for Curran's take on the 2019 schedule.>>>>

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Patriots get rousing ovation from TD Garden crowd at Celtics game

Patriots get rousing ovation from TD Garden crowd at Celtics game

The Patriots were in the house for Celtics-Pacers Game 2 on Wednesday night.

More specifically it was Bill Belichick, Julian Edelman, Duron Harmon, and both Devin and Jason McCourty in attendance to see the C's in action. As you would expect, the TD Garden crowd gave their Super Bowl champs a loud ovation.

The Celtics look to follow in the Patriots' footsteps and continue the trend of bringing parades to Boston.

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