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Rob Gronkowski retires: How the sports world reacted on social media

Social media was abuzz at news of Rob Gronkowski's retirement, and many of the NFL's best paid their respects to "Gronk."

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Rob Gronkowski's greatest catches, including Tom Brady's favorite

The recently retired Rob Gronkowski left quite a legacy with the Patriots, including his penchant for one-handed catches.

Schefter: Injuries took their toll on Gronk's body

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Gronk's retirement 'a shock' to Patriots

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Gronk brought the fun off the field

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Gronk right at top of list for first-ballot HOF case - Yates

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Raiders' splashy start to free agency sets stage for 'surgical' approach to draft

Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden were aggressive in free agency and still have three first-round draft picks and lots of options.

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Jets' historic spending spree ($122 million!) raises pressure on GM

If the Jets end their eight-year playoff drought, Mike Maccagnan is a genius. If they suffer a fourth straight losing season, he could be out of a job.

What made Jason McCourty more nervous than the Super Bowl

The veteran cornerback and three other Patriots stepped out of their comfort zones of the gridiron to testify at the Massachusetts State House. Why?

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NFL experts predict: The best bargain free-agent moves

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix got a one-year deal in Chicago. Could he use it to get paid in 2020? Our insiders put a bow on the free-agent frenzy.

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Is the onside kick savable?

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  • How the NFL can save the onside kick

    Last season's rule changes took a lot of the oomph out of the onside kick. Is there a way to revive this game-changing play?

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