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Tom Brady may not be at OTAs, but he tipped his cap to a teammate who was.
Brady liked a New England Patriots Instagram post, which showed receiver Julian Edelman in his return to practice after an ACL injury. The Patriots started their offseason team activities on Monday, and Edelman was grinding away after an offseason of rehab. Brady has elected to skip the start of the voluntary OTAs.
So is this anything? I mean, in this age of social media where we scrutinize everything for clues, I feel like I have to at least ask this question. pic.twitter.com/DOKPfCa9i9— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) May 21, 2018
While Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski continue to stay away from Patriots OTAs this week comes an NFL Network report that Gronk and the Patriots are working on a restructured contract that per NFL rules can't be announced until Thursday - May 24 - a year to the date of last year's restructuring.
A contract restructure with Rob Gronkowski is currently being worked on. If it has incentives like last year, per NFL rules it can't be done until May 24th (1 year from when he restructured his last deal). That’s a date to keep an eye on. Patriots third OTA is also on May 24th— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) May 21, 2018
The Patriots have an OTA session scheduled for Thursday, so we could see Gronk back in the fold with a redone deal then.
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The restructuring last year added incentives that boosted Gronk's salary to $10.2 million. This year's base salary is $8 million. The All-Pro tight end has contemplated retirement this offseason and wasn't happy last season.