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Gronkowski hired by Fox Sports as an NFL analyst

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates his touchdown catch during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Rob Gronkowski is back—but instead of a Patriots uniform, he’ll be donning a suit and tie. (Presumably.)

Fox Sports announced Tuesday that they’d hired the former All-Pro tight end as a football analyst.

Gronkowski hung up his cleats this past spring after spending his entire nine-year career in New England.

He’s set to make his network debut Thursday night as his former team takes on the New York Giants.

In the above video, QB Tom Brady reacts to Gronkowski’s announcement.

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