NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL.
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Jerod Mayo joins Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry to discuss Rob Gronkowski's absence from OTA's, his bizarre press conference on Saturday, and his announcement that he will return next season. (13:45) Mayo says that while the coaches obviously won't be thrilled with Gronk missing OTA's, the players will not hold it against him at all when he is back on the field. (17:15) Jerod does have some interesting thoughts on how Gronkowski supposedly met with Bill Belichick to clear things up, with his agent Drew Rosenhaus with him. Mayo questions how frayed the relationship is between Gronk and Belichick when he brings his agent with him. (19:20) Curran and Perry talk more Gronk, including whether Belichick told him to stop with the press conferences and such if he indeed wants a new contract.
Tom and Phil shift to preview the start of Thursday's NFL Draft, and what the Patriots approach might be. (27:45) Tom also slips in a little news on the quarterback front, saying that there's a real chance that Johnny Manziel will sign with New England.