Ever since the day Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement, there has been a constant buzz about the possibility that he might return at some point this season. Based on what Gronk had to say this weekend, that's not happening.
Gronkowski appeared at the One Mission Buzz Off for Kids event at Gillette Stadium, once again shaving his head in support of children with cancer. He was asked about the permanence of his retirement and told the media to “put them to rest.” ESPN.com and the Boston Herald both have stories from Sunday’s event.
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