Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took part in his only offseason work with the team at their mandatory minicamp in June and he said at that time that working out on his own was “the best thing for me” to get ready for the 2018 season.
It appears the approach worked. Gronkowski told former Patriot Willie McGinest this week that he is “super excited” for training camp and the 2018 season after a rejuvenating offseason.
“I am refreshed Adam Henrique Jersey ,” Gronkowski said, via NBC Sports Boston. “You know after the season, long seasons, how your body can feel and everything. I just wanted to see where I was at, and see how I can get my body feeling Keith Yandle Jersey , see if I can handle it, endure it again, and I feel like I’m super ready, man.”
Gronkowski also said at minicamp that his camp was talking to the Patriots about a revised contract. Nothing’s been announced on that front, but it doesn’t look like that’s put a damper on his enthusiasm for his ninth NFL season.
The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy.
”The allegations occurred well before his affiliation with the NFL Ondrej Kase Jersey ,” the league said Monday after completing its review of the Lions’ interviewing process.
Patricia has said he was falsely accused of allegations that resurfaced in a Detroit News report . The accuser did not testify and the case was dismissed. He and a friend were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas grand jury on one count each of aggravated sexual assault. They were accused of assaulting a woman on South Padre Island.
”I was innocent then,” Patricia said earlier this month, a day after the newspaper report. ”And, I am innocent now.”
The Lions have said a pre-employment background check did not reveal the incident and they are standing by Patricia.
The NFL review determined the Lions were appropriate and thorough during the interview process. The league said Patricia did not mislead anyone with the Lions and adds he was under no league or other requirement to raise the issue.
”We determined that the Lions handled the interview process in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner and fully and appropriately complied with all applicable employment laws,” the league said. ”As we learned from both Mr. Patricia and the Lions Braden Holtby Jersey , the matter was not part of his employment interview process for job opportunities outside of or within the NFL.”
The Lions hired Patricia in February after firing Jim Caldwell. The former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offensive lineman was hired by the Patriots in 2004. Patricia became one of Bill Belichick’s top assistants, serving as defensive coordinator from 2012 through last season.
”For 14 years in our organization, Matt conducted himself with great integrity and is known to be an outstanding coach, person and family man,” Belichick said earlier this month. ”We have always been confident in Matt’s character and recommended him highly to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions.”
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