Delanie Walker

Gronk tops AP's tight ends list, with KC's Kelce close 2nd

Rob Gronkowski needs to party less and Travis Kelce should keep his cool more.

Those observations aside, the New England star and Kansas City's reigning All-Pro are a clear consensus among an Associated Press panel as the top two tight ends in the NFL.

Gronkowski received 10 of 11 first-place votes and 109 of the possible 110 points, and Kelce was second on eight ballots to finish with 98 points in voting released Friday. The panel includes Hall of Fame receiver James Lofton and 10 AP football writers.

The voters overlooked Gronkowski's injury-plagued 2016, when he had back surgery and was limited to eight games coming off consecutive All-Pro years that gave him three...