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News Blitz 4/16: Brady, Gronkowski to miss offseason program opening

Marathon Monday is also Patriots' Day in Massachusetts, which is appropriately the first day of the Patriots offseason workout program as allowed by NFL/CBA rule.

It's not surprising, then, that the first official step of preparation for players working toward the 2018 NFL season is in the news.

Most notable is a report from ESPN, that both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were expected to miss the first day of workouts at Gillette Stadium. rode with former Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola to a local charity event in a return to Boston for the first time since signing with the Dolphins. Amendola has interesting thoughts on his contract, Bill Belichick's coaching and the controversial decision to bench Malcolm Butler in Super Bowl LII.

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