Rob Gronkowski doesn't rule out potential NFL return

Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski left the door open for a potential return to the NFL on Thursday Night Football's pregame show.

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""I would have to be feeling it, feeling it big time to come back," Gronkowski said. "It's always going to be open in my mind." Ever since he announced his retirement following the Pats' most recent Super Bowl victory, there has been speculation that the All-Pro pass catcher could make a return. Nobody should be banking on Gronkowski making a comeback, but it certainly seems to be at least a remote possibility that he suits up again one day, maybe relatively soon.

In 13 games last season, Gronkowski caught 47 passes for 682 yards and three touchdowns.