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Richard Seymour

Trading Rob Gronkowski would be unthinkable. Except perhaps to Bill Belichick.

Trading Rob Gronkowski would be unthinkable. Except perhaps to Bill Belichick.

It has been two months since Rob Gronkowski followed the New England Patriots' Super Bowl defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles by saying he would contemplate his football future this offseason, seemingly leaving open the possibility of retiring.

Now, with free agency basically finished league-wide and the NFL draft nearing, there still has been no official resolution to Gronkowski's playing status for the 2018 season, although most indications are that he's likely to play. The filling-in-the-blanks portion of the storyline has included increasing speculation that the Patriots could receive trade offers for Gronkowski and might be willing to entertain them.

It is, at first glance,...

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