Pats players react to locking up Gronkowski long term
Patriots players discuss their excitement for the Patriots locking up Rob Gronkowski long term.
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We'll Patriots mini camp underway in Foxboro this the time where we typically see things start to take shape on the field but. A lot of talk this afternoon had nothing to do with drills are rookies coming in. In other words guys were talking straight cash are -- might charity has more the subject from Foxboro. -- the first day of Patriots minicamp at Gillette Stadium on the lower practice field keep coming out of it helmet. T shirt and shorts. -- -- and offseason workouts and offseason that they lost last year because the lockout certainly beneficial for a team have a lot of young talent there. Second and third years I think that jump. Wish happy veterans as. 20122013. Season among the faces in the crowd. On Tuesday it Rob Gronkowski the newly Richmond Costa course coming off that foot surgery -- -- -- -- making recovery look slower than. You would hope but he's got to be out there they believed in time for training camp at the end of July that gronkowski signed a six year 54 million dollar deal. The big numbers and I don't ticket in the back candidate after the 2015. -- yeah the Patriots have a ten million dollar option they pick that up -- -- 37 more million for gronkowski. And certainly his teammates very -- reform of the coaching staff as well. Of course a minute player that we signed over. We're glad to sign a little is a good contract so. It goes us. You know I don't know if we had about this. And that before. He deserves it. Home always form for the players and especially guys like goes wrong Q does such a great -- -- works so hard and and and deserves every bit -- back -- I felt great feeling -- -- a guy like that around here for a long time and such a great player for us and and having him around. -- while this is is a great deal -- for -- and organizations so I'm very happy. Now you heard Wes Welker there and really no change on his contractual status for getting closer and closer to that big date July -- when that. Franchise tag is locked in for the season and no extensions can be added on that. -- Welker saying basically set all I can say about this I just want to label. You know I'm not worried about that at all. You know right now I'm I'm here and and I'm happy and and and on disputed the trying to help our team win here in 2012. I mean I think I've I've said everything I need to say as far as. You know anything. About my contract and I'm just looking forward to season and and trying to help the team get better. Now lauer on the subject to pass catchers Bill Belichick phone talking about the release of -- go to single which of course happened last week and didn't really shed much light on things. I don't really know what happened. That's in the past where moving forward -- -- could put too many defensive backs in his rearview -- catching just fifty passes for the Patriots. Last season now try imply that trade down Miami for the Dolphins.