Watch: Highlights from Rob Gronkowski’s legendary career

The Rob Gronkowski era in New England has come to an end

The superstar tight end was drafted 42nd overall in the 2010 NFL draft and quickly became a household name, not only for his abilities on the field but also his larger-than-life personality. 

Gronkowski spent his entire career with the New England Patriots, playing in five Super Bowls and winning three. Many have called him the greatest tight end in league history, and there’s no denying that he has earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

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Tom Brady jokes about retirement after rushing milestone: ‘Time to ride off into the sunset’

During Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reached a milestone he’s been working towards for nearly two decades — 1,000 total rushing yards. 

As is tradition with Brady, he took to Instagram after the victory to celebrate. 

“The only reason I’ve been playing 19 years is to get to that 1,000 yards,” he said in a clip posted to his account Monday afternoon. 

And then, as he climbed into his car, Brady uttered the words that will send chills down the spines of Patriots fans everywhere: “That’s it. I’m out. Time to ride off into the sunset.”

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Martellus Bennett facing backlash after playing with Patriots days after being cut by Packers

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett was the subject of severe backlash this weekend as questions continue to swirl around his reported shoulder injury.

Bennett, who played with the Patriots last season and was a part of their historic Super Bowl LI win, signed with the Green Bay Packers over the offseason. He started in seven games through the first nine weeks for Green Bay, but the team ultimately cut him on November 8, citing a failure to disclose a medical condition.

The tight end had previously revealed that he was considering retirement and surgery on his injured shoulder. However, those options seemed to be swept off the table when Bill Belichick and the Patriots came calling late last week.

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Minnesota Vikings play leapfrog in hilarious touchdown celebration

The Minnesota Vikings are currently the team to watch — if what you want to watch is grown men playing children’s games on a football field.

The Vikings are capitalizing on the NFL’s relaxed touchdown celebration rules this season. Earlier this year, tight end Kyle Rudolph and his teammates staged a game of ‘duck, duck, goose‘ after a score against the Bears, but they may have outdone themselves on Sunday.

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Watch: The best touchdown celebrations of the NFL season so far

Touchdown celebrations are back and better than ever.

After a season full of fines and backlash against the NFL’s strict celebration rules, the league decided in May to relax those restrictions — and let the players finally have some fun.

While there are still some big no-no’s (like violence and vulgarity), players this season are allowed to celebrate in the end zone much more freely than before. Naturally, the results have been pretty hilarious.

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Ranking the best and worst stadiums in the NFL

Ah, Sunday — a holy day not just for the religious, but also for those religious about football.

Across the United States, our favorite NFL football players take the field each Sunday (save for those playing on Thursday and Monday) in the league’s 31 stadiums that house its 32 teams.

Many of these stadiums provide a pleasant experience full of food, beer and great weather year-round. Some, on the other hand, are beloved by home fans and only home fans — and a select few arenas just can’t seem to entice anyone.

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ESPN sideline reporter apologizes after TV debut mocked online

Monday night’s matchup between the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers quickly became less about the football and more about the commentators.

The game was already set to make history from on the field and the broadcast. Two African American coaches were making their debuts on the same night, while the telecast featured Beth Mowins, the first woman to call a regular season NFL game in 30 years, and infamous coach Rex Ryan in the booth.

But it was young sideline reporter Sergio Dipp who captured the audience’s attention.

Dipp, who has been with ESPN Deportes since 2013, made a memorable first impression in his Monday Night Football debut, though not for the reasons he had hoped.

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