Gronk Selected for the NFL Pro for 5th Time, Brady for the 13th
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Rob Gronkowski has a date with NFL fans on Jan. 28 – if he’s not playing in Super Bowl LII the following weekend, of course.
Gronk is one of only two tight ends selected for the 2018 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Tuesday night, with the other TE being Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs.
This marks the fifth time that Number 87 has been named an AFC All-Star for the annual game, which is now played in Orlando, Florida, the Sunday before Super Bowl.
Other Patriots players on the list are Tom Brady (no shock there!), James Develin and Matthew Slater.
Brady has been selected 13 times before (this is his ninth straight) and Slater picked seven consecutive times, but Develin is a rookie when it comes to the honor.
The 2018 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will be from the losing teams in the AFC and NFC Divisional playoffs with the best regular-season records.
According to the NFL press release, under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $64,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $32,000.
Tickets to the 2018 Pro Bowl are on sale now at ProBowl.com (once again, if the Pats aren’t in the Super Bowl …)
Last year's sold-out event – the Pro Bowl's first time in Orlando – featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Fans may visit ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando
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