Gronkowski, who played the 2020 season on a $10 million deal, is a strong candidate for a return to the Buccaneers next season if he's willing to continue his career, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Shaquil Barrett: Contract crossroads on tap
Barrett, a pending unrestricted free agent, may not be able to garner the type of payday he's aiming for through either the franchise tag or a long-term deal with Tampa Bay, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Chris Godwin: Would play on franchise tag
Godwin recently indicated he would be willing to play the 2021 season under the franchise tag if necessary, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Howard finished the 2020 regular season with 11 receptions (19 targets) for 146 yards and two touchdowns across four games before suffering his season-ending Achilles injury Week 4 against the Chargers.
Jordan Whitehead: Caps off strong '20 fighting injury
Whitehead, who logged two solo tackles across 51 snaps while fighting through a partially torn labrum during Sunday's Super Bowl LV win over the Chiefs, finished the 2020 regular season with 74 tackles (53 solo), two sacks, two interceptions, four defensed passes overall, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery across 16 games.