"Yeah, yeah, I'm just getting it out of the way there," Gronkowski said. "Every single day this week (he would have been asked about returning) - get it out of the way now."
Rob Gronkowski says he'll play in Patriots' opener Sunday →
"It's been long and tiring for sure," he said. "But you just got to be patient and everything comes along well. That's the way I've been - just keep working hard and it will all come."