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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski almost traded to Lions, threatened to retire

24 September, 2018, 19:55 | Author: Hannah Francis
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Only 20 of the Patriots' 50 catches and 187 of their 511 receiving yards this season have come by wide receivers through two games.

Stafford hit on 27 of 36 passes for 262 yards with one interception. "You certainly don't want to give the ball back to them".

According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Lions and Patriots had a deal in place to send the All-World tight end from the only place he's played to a would-be NFC contender.

It got to the point, according to the report, that Gronkowski was so unhappy with almost becoming a Lion that he wouldn't return any phone calls from the Detroit organization.




"Yeah. It happened", Gronkowski said. "Wasn't going anywhere without Brady".

Patriots: WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) was inactive, delaying his New England debut, after warming up with teammates. Trey Flowers, the team's top defensive lineman, was knocked out of last week's game with a concussion and safety Patrick Chung also suffered a concussion - both have yet to practice this week and their availability looks increasingly in question.

Lions: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) was inactive. The Patriots drove 57 yards in 11 plays but had to settle for Stephen Gostkowski's 36-yard field goal when they failed to convert a third-and-1 situation. The Patriots still stuck with him as their primary option in the second half, over the more experienced James White, who ended up seeing his playing time spike (25 snaps) at the end of the game when the Patriots were clearly in pass-first mode.

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