Broncos trade for Gronkowski

Okay, I know it was wrong to tease you like that; the Denver Broncos didn’t trade for the Pro Bowl Tight End of the New England Patriots – Rob Gronkowski, but for his older brother Chris.

On Wednesday, Denver acquired fullback Chris Gronkowski in a trade with he Indianapolis Colts in exchange for cornerback Cassius Vaughn.  Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway tweeted “we have a lot of depth in our secondary and this was an opportunity for us to add a quality fullback to our roster.”  Gronkowski is in the last year of his 3 year/$1,215,000 contract.  He will be a free agent in 2013.

Chris is one of the “Three Gronkowskis” that play in the NFL, you have Rob that plays for the Patriots and Dan that plays tight end for the Cleveland Browns, Dan also spent the 2010 season with the Broncos.

Chris was recruited to Maryland University as a fullback in 2005; in his redshirt sophomore season in 2007, he transferred to Arizona University where he played linebacker; he went back to starting fullback in 2008 as a fourth year junior.  He went undrafted in 2010, but the Dallas Cowboys signed him the day after the draft.  In 2011, Chris was waived but was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts.

Written by – Arnold Glass II – AFC West Writer



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