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Patriots great Rodney Harrison believes Rob Gronkowski will return

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New Patriots Hall of Fame inductee believes we haven’t seen the last of another eventual HOFer — Rob Gronkowski.

While appearing on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni and Fauria on Tuesday to talk about his upcoming enshrinement into the Patriots Hall of Fame, Harrison noted that he is of the mind that Gronk will come out of retirement at some point midway through the 2019 season to help the Patriots through the stretch run.

“Will he be back? I believe that he will,” Harrison said, via WEEI.com. “I believe in the second half of the season he’s going to get antsy. Right now, it’s summer time and you’re hot and everybody is on you. But, I think when you sit back and you actually start missing football and you look up and say, ‘My body feels pretty good.’ I think he’ll be back. I think there’s a possibility.”

Harrison isn’t the first person to suggest that Gronk could come back. Even the tight end’s agent pointed to that possibility earlier this offseason.

“Rob is 29 years old. He’s still a very young man. It wouldn’t shock me if he has a change of heart, if he feels great and he decides that he wants to play football,” Drew Rosenhaus said back in early April, via ESPN.com.

While people keep suggesting a Gronk return isn’t out of the question, the tight end himself noted that he’s pretty content with his decision. For now, at least, he is enjoying retirement.