Not time to panic yet, but there is speculation that there at least will be talks of trading Gronk. The reasons given are because the tight end has yet to commit to returning to the Patriots, and there are other teams who make offers for the All-Pro player.

The topic surfaced this week when the Boston Sports Journal collaborated a report that appeared in Sports Illustrated. The story basically said that the longer Rob Gronkowski takes to confirm that he will return to the team, the more likely the Patriots will entertain offers of a trade from other teams.

Also, cbssports.com is now reporting that chances of a trade are increasing, saying that coach Belichick is frustrated that Gronk hasn't yet made the commitment to return to the team. Again, the 28-year-old says it is likely he will return but has yet to make it official.