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Patriots pick up Rob Gronkowski’s $6 million dollar option

(Photo By: Mike Windle/Getty Images for ESPN)

(Photo By: Mike Windle/Getty Images for ESPN)

The Patriots picked up tight end Rob Gronkowski’s $6 million dollar option, keeping the tight end in Boston through 2019.

The Patriots paid Gronk $4 million of his $10 million option in August before paying the remaining $6 million before the start of the league year, keeping him from becoming a free agent.

The Patriots signed Gronk to a 6 year deal worth $54 million in 2012.

Gronk joins McCourty and Brady to be Pats players with contracts through the 2019 season.

Gronk tweeted, “If ya think about it that Option pick up basically equals pay cut for the next 4 seasons.” Gronk then says, “I don’t work hard for those reasons. Haha,” after the Patriots picked up his option. A few people think he was suggesting he’s unhappy, but I took it as he’s cool with it because he doesn’t work hard for money.

In other Gronk news, Gronk was named the host of Nickelodeon’s new show, Crashletes. It will be a video clip show, showing viral videos of athletes wiping out. Think MTV’s “Ridiculous” show.

 “It’s about athletes that didn’t make it pro,” Gronk said in a video posted by ThePostGame website. “We’re showing them fall, wipe out, making jokes about it. We’re just having a blast. We’re having a fun time.”

You can read all about The Gronk Cruise, right here. 




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