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Rob Gronkowski confirms he nixed a trade to the Lions

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 51 yards against the Lions.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught four passes for 51 yards against the Lions.Rick Osentoski/Associated Press

Rob Gronkowski candidly confirmed an ESPN report earlier Sunday that he was almost traded to the Lions in the offseason but threatened to retire if a deal was struck, saying he would only play with Tom Brady.

“Yeah, it happened,’’ said Gronkowski, speaking to reporters after Sunday night’s brutal 26-10 loss in Detroit. “Brady’s my quarterback, that’s all. I wasn’t going anywhere without Brady.’’

Rob Gronkowski confirmed he threatened to retire rather than play elsewhere
"Yeah, it happened. Brady’s my quarterback."

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