Patriots owner Robert Kraft went on record denying the Rob Gronkowski trade rumors. He called them "hogwash."
Kraft reassured Patriots fans that there was never a Gronk trade in the works with any team. He certainly sounded convincing.
Whether or not there was actually any kind of action involving Gronk, we will probably never know. What we do know is that's the Patriots story and you better believe they're sticking to it.
They really don't want a disgruntled Gronk on the field this season. Smoke and mirrors is the Patriots way.