Gronkowski was in line for a new deal after his record-breaking 2011 season. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
A league source tells Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com that the New England Patriots and record-setting tight end Rob Gronkowski have agreed to a new contract that would replace the final two years of his rookie deal.
Terms of the agreement are not known, but a couple of stories from earlier this year (here and here) pegged Gronkowski's value at $9 million or $10 million a year. The Patriots are known to ask for hometown discounts, however -- and they would be ripping up two years of an existing contract -- so we'll see much Gronkowski actually gets.
Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, denied that a deal had been reached.