Schefter added that the former Arizona student has had "good communication" with the franchise over the last couple of months but it remains to be seen whether he will extend his stay in New England.
The Patriots will open their voluntary offseason workouts on Monday.
Rob Gronkowski will not be on hand for the start of the team's offseason program, according to a source.
Monday's offseason workouts are voluntary. Gronkowski has a $250,000 bonus in his contract depending on how many offseason workouts he attends. He's now on a "business trip" in Qatar, according to Schefter. In other years, Brady has been a regular participant at the team's offseason program, but he will miss at least the beginning this year.
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Gronkowski's absence from the offseason program adds to his unusual offseason.
Although Patriots' owner Robert Kraft recently claimed he was unfazed by his star tight end's retirement murmurs, it appears Gronkowski has yet to make a decision regarding his 2018 playing status. There yet to be any clear indication of whether Gronkowski will return to action for the 2018 campaign.
The 28-year-old is coming off yet another highly productive campaign that saw him lead the Patriots with 69 receptions (69), 1,084 receiving yards (1,084), and eight touchdowns that earned him a Pro Bowl selection and a First-Team All-Pro nod.