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Did Camille Kostek hint at potential NFL return for Rob Gronkowski?

Camille Kostek is in the midst of a whirlwind media tour thanks to landing on one of the covers for the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and it’s not surprising she’s being asked about her high-profile boyfriend, Rob Gronkowski.

In an appearance this week on “EXTRA,” Kostek, who has been dating Gronkowski since 2005, made it seem that her beau coming out of retirement may not be all that far-fetched, though she made sure to hedge her bets.

“I think he is messing with everybody, then again he stumps me all the time so who knows?” Kostek said. “He could be pulling this out of the woodwork at some time. I would love to see him out there, but I am also respecting him taking this time for himself, healing up his body, and enjoying the time off.”

To say Gronkowski is “enjoying the time off,” as Kostek put it, arguably suggests that the former New England Patriots tight end at least is keeping his options open as it relates to rebooting his NFL career.

Further, there have been rumors that Gronkowski could conceivably return to the NFL at some point given how announcing his retirement in March would allow him to avoid the Patriots’ offseason program, a grind he did not tend to enjoy.

Gronkowski, then, conceivably could be ready to play at some point during the 2019 season, which also has been a matter of some speculation.

It merits noting that Gronkowski made similarly cryptic comments last week at the Billboard Music Awards. Speaking on the red carpet, Gronkowski indicated he plays it fast and loose with such rumors to “mess with people; though he did add it’s possible such shenanigans could potentially “convince” him to come out of retirement.