An hour prior to Rob Gronkowski was set to make his analyst debut on FOX Sports, Patriots owner Robert Kraft mentioned the tight finish may well nevertheless return to the NFL, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports.

Speaking with the NFL Network, Kraft mentioned there’s nevertheless hope that Gronk may well come out of his retirement due to the reality that he never ever filed his retirement paperwork.

We all enjoy Gronk and I consider the bottom line is, he hasn’t place his retirement papers in,” Kraft. “We can pray and hope. … I consider that is a superior academic argument that there is hope with Gronk.”

That was an fascinating tidbit from Kraft. On March 26, the Patriots placed Gronk on the NFL’s “reserve/retired” list immediately after the tight finish announced his retirement. It appears, even so, that Gronkowski left the door open for a return.