​There is a hot rumor circulating throughout the NFL on Friday afternoon that tight end Rob Gronkowski may not be a New England Patriot by the end of the day. However, a close source to the tight end is not buying it.

Chris Gronkowski, Rob's older brother, shut down those rumors, which were spread from Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy, with President Donald Trump's favorite line: "fake news."

​​The fact that Chris took to social media to shoot down the rumors is kind of enough to let us know that everything circulating on Friday is false.

Said rumors gained legs as the same Reddit user who predicted the ​Juli​an Edelman PED suspension on Thursday stated that an ​even bigger story would come out of New England. 

The rumor appears to be further buried in the ground once Patriots insider Tom Curran reported that there is "zero truth" to the Gronkowski trade rumors.

​​That noise you heard was not the wind. No, that was the entire Patriots fan base breathing a huge sigh of relief, thanks in part to a member of the Gronkowski family and a resident football insider.