Rob Gronkowski Skipping Start of Offseason Program, Could Still Retire

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not attend the start of the team's offseason program Monday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This has pushed the Patriots into a hard situation where the organization has had to continue to wait on their star tight end to make a decision.

The Patriots will open their voluntary offseason workouts on Monday.

Unnao Rape Case: CBI court sends Shashi Singh to 4-day custody
Another crime, in Uttar Pradesh, has captured the nation's attention, where a 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a BJP MLA. Meanwhile, the three FIRs have been filed by the UP police in the case have been transferred to the CBI.

Tom Brady will also miss the opening session, as he is in Qatar on a Best Buddies mission.

Gronkowski turned in yet another strong year with the Patriots in 2017.

Schefter adds that Gronkowski and the Patriots have had "good communication" throughout the offseason.

President Farmajo leaves for Saudi Arabia to attend Arab League Summit
Iran has been a key backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, sending Shi'ite militias to fight alongside government forces. The President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo will be attending 29th Arab League Summit which will kick off Sunday in Saudi Arabia.

As Bill Belichick noted during Friday's press conference, some players have "other commitments" that will interfere with their participation at the beginning of the offseason program.

Gronk has still not committed to playing this season. He caught 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft recently downplayed the possibility of Gronkowski retiring, saying "i$3 t's not even an issue for me" and explaining that Gronkowski has been present at Gillette Stadium recently, apparently to work on rehabbing injuries.

23-year-old woman raped by three men in Uttar Pradesh
They couldn't determine how long he had been dead, and investigators could not find his wife. Riess is believed to be driving Hutchinson's vehicle , a white Acura TL with Florida plates.

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