Rodney Harrison on OMF: I believe Rob Gronkowski will be back playing in NFL

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Former Patriots safety and current NBC analyst Rodney Harrison joined Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Tuesday to discuss being named to the Patriots Hall of Fame, and within the interview he touched on another future Patriots Hall of Famer -- Rob Gronkowski.

Harrison believes Gronkowski will return to the NFL next season.

“Will he be back? I believe that he will," Harrison said. "I believe in the second half of the season he’s going to get antsy. Right now, it’s summer time and you’re hot and everybody is on you. But, I think when you sit back and you actually start missing football and you look up and say, ‘My body feels pretty good.’ I think he’ll be back. I think there’s a possibility.

"But also people thought I was crazy when I said last year I would sign Rob and I would sit him the first month, month and a half of the season, maybe the first couple of months and just let him play the second half of the season, the latter part of the season to keep him healthy and fresh.”

Gronkowski officially announced his retirement March 24.