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Rob Gronkowski is retiring from the NFL

TAMPA, Fla. -- Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.It is the second time that tight end has decided to leave the league


TAMPA, Fla. — Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.

It is the second time that tight end has decided to leave the league, since in 2019 he announced his retirement, although he later returned for the 2020 campaign to play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, along with quarterback Tom Brady.

With the New England Patriots, Brady and Gronkowski won three NFL titles.

Gronkowski, 33, made his decision official through a message in which he thanked the Buccaneers team for helping him fulfill one of the dreams he had since his college days, with the University of Arizona.

“My adventure in Tampa over the last two years has exceeded what I originally yearned for in college, by far. And for that, I want to thank the entire Buccaneers organization, for having trusted me to return to play and help build a champion team.

“I will return to my retirement home, walking away from football again with my head held high knowing that I gave everything I had, the good and the bad, every time I stepped foot on a field of play,” he posted.

After first retirement, ‘Gronk’ won an SB with Tampa Bay

With the Buccaneers, “Gronk” was a Super Bowl champion in the 2020 season, adding to the previous three titles he won with the New England Patriots between 2010 and 2019, before retiring for the first time.

Gronkowski’s contract with the Buccaneers expired at the end of the 2021 season and his announcement comes to end speculation about whether he would play another year.