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Lions Sign Gronkowski

Seventh-round tight end Dan Gronkowski has signed with the Detroit Lions, agreeing to a three-year, $1.21 million deal, according to Adam Caplan of Scout.com.
Gronkowski received a signing bonus of roughly $26,000, per the report.
The former University of Maryland player caught a career-high 29 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns as a senior.
For his career, the 6’5″, 256-pounder caught 40 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns.
Regarded as a strong blocker, Gronkowski was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference academic selection who graduated in three years.
Gronkowski has 4.78 speed in the 40-yard dash.

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7 Responses to “Lions Sign Gronkowski”
  1. Elaw6 says: Jun 25, 2009 3:38 PM

    This signing raises the unemployment margin in Detroit up .000231%!

  2. Calvins Got a Job says: Jun 25, 2009 3:53 PM

    i like it…

  3. bigwalt2990 says: Jun 25, 2009 4:36 PM

    Coach must figure on keeping him for the 53 man roster(even though there’s no depth chart), this mean that he’s better than Fitzsimmons? Or will the Lion’s keep 3 TEs.

  4. JimmyLions says: Jun 25, 2009 5:32 PM

    My guess is he’ll be special teams and maybe a goal line blocker.
    Doing the 40 in 4.78 seems pretty fast for a big guy.
    When Europeans talk down the NFL and say that soccer and rugby players are tougher and better athletes, they typically don’t picture a guy of this size running this fast, and he’s not even remotely close to being one the league’s elite athletes.

  5. mvlonergan says: Jun 25, 2009 8:14 PM

    Gronkowski is an awesome football name. For that purely frivolous reason I hope he sticks.

  6. FumbleNuts says: Jun 26, 2009 1:40 AM

    Gronkowski has 4.78 speed. WHOA!!!
    Maybe they can find a way to use the 6′ 5″ beast in the Red Zone this year?

  7. Detroiter says: Jun 26, 2009 7:01 AM

    >When Europeans talk down the NFL and say that soccer and rugby >players are tougher and better athletes, they typically don’t picture a guy of >this size running this fast, and he’s not even remotely close to being one >the league’s elite athletes.
    Ditto…Something tells me they a) haven’t played ‘football’ b) have no idea how big and fast these guys are. Put ‘em pads and they’d run off like scared little girls after the 1st series. I’ve been around NFL players and you do not want to get hit by these guys – they are enormous, strong, and fast.

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