Gronkowski became an unrestricted free agent after the Denver Broncos declined to issue a contract tender to the third-year fullback Friday.|||||||
The Broncos obtained Gronkowski, the brother of Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski, in a trade from the Indianapolis Colts for defensive back Cassius Vaughn last spring. Gronkowski had one reception for 11 yards and no rushes last season.
The Colts also placed fullback Chris Gronkowski on injured reserve Tuesday.|||||||
Gronkowski, who has an injured chest, has appeared in 21 NFL games for Dallas and Indianapolis over the past two years.