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Rob Gronkowski tweets WWE story, stokes flames of speculation

Rob Gronkowski tweets WWE story, stokes flames of speculation

Rob Gronkowski is now just throwing pro wrestling references in all of our faces. 

On Monday day the All-Pro tight end after tweeted "There are NO limits!!!!!" which seemed to be a nod to the slogan for Fastlane, WWE's final pay-per-view event before Wrestlemania. Eighteen hours later, Gronkowski tweeted a link to his website GronkNation.com, which led to a story about how the Gronkowski family helped WWE Superstar Mojo Rawley get his start in pro wrestling. 

"It's a team effort with Family and Friends!" wrote Gronkowski, attaching the link and tagging Rawley's handle in the tweet. 

If the "no limits" message was a veiled reference to the WWE -- something that only fans of pro wrestling might pick up -- Gronkowski's social media missive on Tuesday was much more overt. Whether or not he's seriously contemplating working for Vince McMahon, he's doing nothing to make people think otherwise. If anything, he's fanning the flames.

Gronkowski didn't shoot down the idea that he was contemplating retirement following Super Bowl LII, and on Feb. 24 he tweeted about his destiny "just . . . starting."

There is a chance Gronkowski could be setting himself up for a WWE appearance, which wouldn't require him to be retired from pro football. He helped Rawley win the the Battle Royal at WrestleMania 33, which GronkNation.com pointed out in its article. But another WWE appearance, with questions about his future as a football player lingering, would only further speculation that he's moving on from the NFL.

The GronkNation.com post had an interesting kicker for readers looking to see more of Rawley and Gronkowski together at a WWE event.

"Catch [Rawley] on 'SmackDown Live' next Tuesday from L.A.'s Staples Center, airing live on USA Network at 8 p.m. ET," the site reads. "And keep an eye out in the crowd for Gronk, 'cos you never know when he's going to show up to cheer his best buddy."

Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

The New England Patriots announced Thursday they will officially begin their 59th annual training camp on Thursday, July 26th. 

Exact times of the practices will be updated on the team's website, and the practices are free to the public as they will take place on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. 

New England is coming off a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and an MVP season from Tom Brady. Following all the drama from Brady and Rob Gronkowski's absence from voluntary workouts, the Patriots must be looking forward to getting on the practice field to possbily head toward a sixth championship. 

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McGinest sees a possible dramatic Brady retirement

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McGinest sees a possible dramatic Brady retirement

What’s one more opinion when it comes to the caucophony of chatter wondering when Tom Brady will retire. 

Yesterday our Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran laid out the viewpoints of everyone from Brady himself, to Brady’s agent Don Yee, to Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and others . . . and there wasn’t much of a consensus. 

Now Willie McGinest, one of Brady’s former teammates, has weighed in. 

Just another shot in the dark from another talking head asked to opine on the topic? Not exactly. McGinest and Brady have had a good relationship for a long time, but perhaps even more noteworthy is that McGinest is the person who introduced Brady to Alex Guerrero. 

McGinest saying that if Brady wins Super Bowl LIII he could “walk off” doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what will happen. Nor does it mean it’s what Guerrero believes. But it’s a take that could reasonably be placed in a box labeled “informed opinion.”

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