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Rob Gronkowski, girlfriend Camille Kostek rumored to be on 'Dancing With The Stars' season 28

Rob Gronkowski, girlfriend Camille Kostek rumored to be on 'Dancing With The Stars' season 28

We've seen Rob Gronkowski rip up plenty of dance floors over the years, but rumor has it the retired New England Patriots tight end is ready to take his dance moves to the big stage.

Gronk reportedly will compete on season 28 of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" along with girlfriend Camille Kostek, according to Terez Owens.

"We’re hearing that Rob Gronkowski and Girlfriend are going to be on this seasons Dancing with the Stars," Owens writes. "The couple is constantly in the limelight and it makes sense. So just remember where you heard it FIRST."

We won't know for sure whether there's truth to the rumors until "Good Morning America" reveals the full "Dancing With The Stars" cast on Wednesday. If true, it would be great news for those who want to see Gronk back in the limelight, but not-so-great news for Patriots fans who were still holding onto hope for a possible NFL comeback this fall.

Along with the potential DWTS announcement, Gronkowski also is set to reveal his "next chapter" during a press conference on Aug. 27.

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Five Patriots plays among Top 30 on NFL 100 list

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Five Patriots plays among Top 30 on NFL 100 list

Last week, the NFL released all but the Top 30 of its 100 greatest plays as part of its 100th-anniversary celebration. Seven plays involving the Patriots cracked that list.

This week, it was a countdown of plays 30 to 1 and the Pats found themselves well-represented again. 

The list was selected by a panel of 50 voters (the same panel that votes for the NFL Awards and the All-Pro team), including our own Tom E. Curran, who listed his Top 20 plays earlier this summer, here. Voters were given a ballot of 100 plays and asked to rank 50.

The rest of the countdowns on NFL Network continue next week with Greatest Games (Sept. 27 & Oct. 4), Characters (Oct. 11 & Oct. 18), Game-Changers (Oct. 25 & Nov. 1) and Teams (Nov. 8 & Nov. 15).

The No. 1 play was Franco Harris' "Immaculate Reception" touchdown in the Pittsburgh Steelers' December 1972 playoff victory over the Oakland Raiders.

 

 

Report: Antonio Brown's latest incident 'enraged' Robert Kraft

Report: Antonio Brown's latest incident 'enraged' Robert Kraft

The Patriots gave Antonio Brown a shot at redemption when they signed him earlier this month, then another when they kept the wide receiver amid allegations of sexual assault.

But on Friday, enough was enough. When intimidating text messages sent by Brown to one of his accusers leaked to the public, that was the final straw.

Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft came to the conclusion cutting ties with Brown was in the best interest of the team. According to Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the decision stemmed from Kraft being "enraged" upon hearing about Brown's latest incident.

Howe writes:

Kraft, who was on a business trip, became enraged Friday when he heard the details of Brown’s most recently reported incident of text messaging harassment of a former female acquaintance. Kraft and Belichick spoke and decided together to officially release Brown just 11 days after the Patriots signed the controversial star receiver, according to sources.

Shortly before the release was announced, Belichick walked off the podium in the middle of his press conference following a flurry of questions related to Brown. He did note, however, “There are some things that we’re looking into.”

Brown's tenure in New England lasted only 11 days and one game -- last Sunday's 43-0 win over the Dolphins. Now, he's again a free agent faced with hoping another team will be willing to give him yet another chance.

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