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News Blitz 5/24: Gronkowski's new deal

Today’s News Blitz brings analysis of the restructured contract New England has reportedly agreed to with tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Rob Gronkowski has been one of the focal points of the Patriots passing attack since he arrived in New England in 2010.

Assuming the tight end is healthy and continues in such a role, a reported new contract restructure will pay the playmaker quite handsomely in 2017.

ESPN was first to reveal the new agreement between the Patriots and Gronkowski that with incentives could push the tight end’s salary as high $10.75 million this season.

The Boston Globe has its own look at the new deal for Gronkowski. The Globe notes that the NFL passed a few rules changes, including shortening overtime and relaxing rules against player celebrations.

The* Providence Journal relays the fact that the Patriots and Jaguars announced plans to hold joint practices this August in Foxborough. The *ProJo also has Langi looking to prove that he belongs with the Patriots. writes about the unique situation that twin brothers Jacoby and Cody Hollister are in as undrafted rookies with the Patriots. also notes that a photo gallery on from OTAs this week shows Gronkowski doing Gronk-like things on the practice fields as he works back from winter back surgery. ranks the quarterback draft classes since 2000, with Brady helping to carry that year to a middle-of-the-pack spot on the list. lists free agent running back addition Rex Burkhead among its five players to watch in OTA action that will be open to the media on Thursday. has a former agent wondering if Brady will fall vicitim to the Patriot Way to close out his career with the Patriots.

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