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Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski called it a career (again) on Tuesday. It seems likely the team will hit the market for a veteran replacement.
We look at a few proven guys who might make the most sense for Tampa Bay.
“I will now be going back into my retirement home,” the former Patriot and Bucs tight end says via social media.
The tight end spent two years with the Bucs — helping them to a Super Bowl 55 win — after nine seasons with the Patriots.
Can the fourth-round pick become the latest undersized receiver to find success with Tom Brady under center?

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  1. Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski called it a career (again) on Tuesday. It seems likely the team will hit the market for a veteran replacement.
  2. Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates a touchdown during a wild-card victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in January at Raymond James Stadium.
  3. In two seasons with the Bucs (counting playoffs), tight end Rob Gronkowski totaled 117 catches, 19 for touchdowns.
  4. Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson looks to throw during a drill at minicamp on June 14. Watson still could face NFL discipline stemming from the accusations of sexual assault and harassment against him.
  5. Bucs wide receiver Jaelon Darden (1) participates in the team's minicamp on June 8  at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  6. Fans raise flags during the Los Angeles Rams vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Divisional Playoff game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022.
  7. Plant High 16-year-old junior Jayden Spencer (No. 1 jersey) shaves the head of Bucs vice-president of player personnel John Spytek during the team's "Cut and Color for a Cure" fundraiser June 8 at AdventHealth Training Center. Quarterback Kyle Trask (right) got his head shaved and colored at the event, which raised $117,000 for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. JOEY KNIGHT | Times
  8. Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio oversees a practice last month. In comments on social media and at a news conference this week, he downplayed the deadly attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and questioned why the summer of 2020 protests following the police killing of George Floyd were not receiving the same scrutiny.
  9. Bruce Arians, center, has fewer worries these days now that he's not a head coach. Here, he enjoys a cigar while attending the Arians Family Foundation’s annual golf tournament in late April.
  10. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady speaks to reporters during a news conference on the final day of minicamp Thursday.
  11. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski own the record for most postseason touchdown-pass connections (15) in NFL history.
  12. Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio downplayed the deadly attack on the Capitol and questioned why the summer of 2020 protests were not receiving the same scrutiny.
  13. Noah Fishman sprays Bucs quarterback Tom Brady’s hair at the “Cut and Color for a Cure” event Wednesday at AdventHealth Training Center. The Buccaneers raised $117,000 for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and dozens of players and staff members participated in the event. [ANDREW CRANE | Times]
  14. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans speaks to reporters during a news conference Wednesday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa. Evans hopes to build on his league record eight consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons to start his career.
  15. Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal with the team in March.
  16. The Broncos announced late Tuesday night that they had entered into a sale agreement with the Walton-Penner ownership group led by Walmart heir Rob Walton, his daughter, Carrie Walton Penner, and her husband, Greg Penner.
  17. Regarded as one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL, Akiem Hicks has battle through some injuries the past few seasons.
  18. Bucs 44-year-old quarterback Tom Brady joined the team for the first workout of its three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.
  19. Though listed on the official team roster at 228 pounds, Bucs running back Leonard Fournette said Tuesday that his weight is "240-something."
  20. A 24th woman filed a civil lawsuit Monday alleging sexual misconduct by Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is also awaiting possible discipline from the NFL.
  21. All-Pro defensive tackle Donald is getting a big raise to stay with the Rams under a reworked contract through 2024. The Super Bowl champion Rams announced Donald's return Monday.
  22. After a busy offseason, Tom Brady gets back to the business of playing quarterback Tuesday, with the start of the Bucs' mandatory minicamp.
  23. Officially, Rob Gronkowski s undecided about this NFL future. Unofficially, the Bucs are optimistic he will re-sign with the team sometime before it reports to training camp in late July.
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