Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians on Thursday said Tom Brady was the one who lured former teammate Rob Gronkowski out of retirement and was adamant that the team trade for him, despite having tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate on the roster.

Gronkowski retired after the 2018 season, citing chronic pain due to injuries from nine years in the NFL.

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But he said he has fully healed and that his passion for the game has been reignited.

Gronkowski met up with Brady earlier this offseason for a workout, two months prior to joining the Bucs. It was then that he indicated his level of interest in returning and rejoining Brady.

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