According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, the New England Patriots are closing in on a new contract for tight end Rob Gronkowski.
The two sides have reportedly been in talks on reworking his contract for some time now, but Howe notes it’s not clear if the new contract would come in the form of strictly a raise or an extension.
Gronkowski is set to make $8 million in base salary in 2018 and $9 million in 2019 before hitting free agency.
A six-year, $54 million extension was agreed upon back in 2012. The two sides restructured a deal last year on May 24 but as per NFL rules players and teams cannot restructure contracts twice within a calendar year, meaning no Gronk deal can be made official until today at the earliest.
New England’s mandatory minicamp will be held June 5-7. Gronkowski will either show up with a new contract or with a decision to make.