Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Dan Gronkowski Returns To The Patriots
One of the great buddy comedies (that hadn't been created) was nipped in the bud a few weeks back when the New England Patriots cut tight end Dan Gronkowski.
Well fear not, Patriots and Gronk fans, because Rob's older brother is back! After waiving offensive tackle Thomas Welch on Monday, the Pats had an extra roster spot available.
Dan played in the first two games of the season for New England (at Miami and vs. San Diego) but he was cut after injuring his hamstring. He's known more for his blocking prowess than receiving abilities. Along those lines, who knew Rob could block like he has the last few games?
For a time this season with Aaron Hernandez out with a knee injury, the Patriots made the risky decision to play with only one active tight end (Rob Gronkowski) against the Bills. Hernandez returned against the Jets on Sunday and while he wasn't at full speed, just having him out on the field opened some lanes for Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Deion Branch.
If you're a fan of the Gronkowski brothers, and who isn't, Chris Gronkowski (the third brother in the NFL) comes to Gillette Stadium on December 4th with his team, the Indianapolis Colts. By then maybe he'll be on the Patriots too. It sounds insane but I wouldn't be shocked to see that happen.
All I know is that two Gronks is better than one.