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Rob Gronkowski joins Fox Sports as NFL analyst

Frank Carnevale
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In this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski celebrates after the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl football game in Glendale, Ariz.

Rob Gronkowski is back in the NFL … on the broadcast side.

Gronkowski, a Woodland Hills High School graduate, is not resuming his career as an NFL tight end, instead he is joining Fox Sports as an NFL analyst.

He will make his debut this week on “Thursday Night Football” as his old team, the New England Patriots, take on the New York Giants at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Gronkowski and Fox Sports released a statement Tuesday announcing the move, “For the past 25 years, the’ve offered viewers top-notch NFL programming from the field to the booth to the studio. Their deep talent roster is unmatched, which was important for me as I embark on this new chapter in my life.”

He joins Pro Football Hall of Famers and former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan and Tony Gonzalez, and NFL insider Peter Schrager for the Thursday pregame show.

During his career, Gronkowski recorded 521 career receptions, 7,861 receiving yards, 79 receiving touchdowns, the most 1,000-yard seasons by a tight end (four) and the most postseason receiving touchdowns (12).

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Frank via Twitter .

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