by Brock Anderson | Tue, Jul 12th 1:04pm EDT
In an interview with Mike Reiss, Rob Gronkowski completely ruled out the possibility of a return to football. He even went as far as saying he wouldn't return if Tom Brady asked him to. (Mike Reiss on Twitter)
Gronkowski announced his retirement from the National Football League in late June, but there was speculation that he may come back later in the season. Now that he has shut down those rumors, Buccaneers tight ends Cameron Brate and Cade Otton will truly be in a battle for the starting role.