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Peyton Manning gets Gronk of his own

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has at his disposal tight end Rob Gronkowski.  Now, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has a Gronk of his own.

Per a league source, the Colts are in the process of trading fullback Chris Gronkowski to the Broncos.  It’s believed that a player is being sent to Indy in return, but it’s not yet known who the player is.

Chris Gronkiowski appeared in 14 games, starting seven, for the Cowboys in 2010.  He appeared in seven for the Colts in 2011.

Though on the same roster in Indy last year, Chris Gronkowski and Peyton Manning have never suited up together.  Gronkowski wore No. 44 in Dallas, which means at the most superficial level possible that the Broncos could try to groom him into a Dallas Clark-type player for Manning.

“Try” is about as far as that would get, genetics notwithstanding.

UPDATE 1:19 p.m. ET:  The Broncos have announced the trade.  They shipped cornerback Cassius Vaughn to the Colts in exchange for Gronkowski.

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29 Responses to “Peyton Manning gets Gronk of his own”
  1. andrejohnsonforpresident says: May 23, 2012 1:11 PM

    Fullbacks are gonna come back. More so of an H back though. Look for big guys coming out of the back field for passes and being motioned out of the backfield into a Dallas Clark type spot.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 23, 2012 1:13 PM

    Chris and Dan want you to know that Rob is no longer considered a “Gronk”. Within the family he is now referred to as “Grunt”, or “Drunk”.

  3. rc33 says: May 23, 2012 1:15 PM

    There are plenty of Gronk’s to go around but only one that’s really good.

  4. jeziyo247 says: May 23, 2012 1:18 PM

    Another gronk, what happened to the first one denver had? Well if he’s anything like NE gronk talent wise, what a deal for the broncos. I wonder what player they’re giving away.

  5. jeziyo247 says: May 23, 2012 1:20 PM

    I though FBs were extinct, maybe the broncos will convert him into TE. We’ll see but one gronk didn’t work out so let’s hope gronk 2 fits better

  6. p11rav says: May 23, 2012 1:22 PM

    Indy got CB Casius Vaughn in return for Gronk

  7. godofwine330 says: May 23, 2012 1:22 PM

    His momma called him Vaughn, I’mma call him Vaughn.

    The only thing I know about Cassius Vaughn is that some guy drafted him in the 15th round in last years Fantasy Football season. Before that I’d never heard of him.

  8. jeziyo247 says: May 23, 2012 1:24 PM

    Cassius Vaughn is who they traded

  9. wilsonramosrescuerangers says: May 23, 2012 1:26 PM

    The player sent to Indy is Cassius Vaughn, a corner back who was undrafted in 2010.

  10. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 23, 2012 1:29 PM

    jeziyo247 says: May 23, 2012 1:18 PM

    Another gronk, what happened to the first one denver had? Well if he’s anything like NE gronk talent wise, what a deal for the broncos. I wonder what player they’re giving away.

    He’s with the Browns. He spent part of last season with the Pats after the Broncos released him.

  11. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 23, 2012 1:33 PM

    They face brother Rob in week 5. Then brother Dan (if he’s still with the team) in week 16, two days before Christmas.

  12. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: May 23, 2012 1:37 PM

    No, he won’t be a TE. He’ll be a blocking FB, clearing holes for McGahee and Hillman. The Broncos will use some two back sets, and the only FB on the roster was Austin Sylvester, who’s not a great blocker. Cassius Vaughn was unlikely to make the team with Bailey, Florence, Porter, Harris, and Bolden. Judie will be the sixth if they carry that many, or the fifth if there’s an injury in camp. Good move.

  13. citizenstrange says: May 23, 2012 1:42 PM

    I said don’t feel so all alone
    I found a Gronk of my own

  14. stevebozeman says: May 23, 2012 1:43 PM

    Hope he doesn’t miss an assignment and get his QB killed like he did i Dallas. Good luck

  15. 11jlacy says: May 23, 2012 1:47 PM

    Denver making some slick moves.

  16. thrill2000mail says: May 23, 2012 1:52 PM

    This is the same Gronk that missed his blocking assignment, causing Tony Romo to suffer a broken collarbone. He was subsequently released.

    Good luck, Peyton!

  17. drewsylvania says: May 23, 2012 2:24 PM

    Rob is “Gronk”. Chris is just “Chris”. And neither of them are “Gronkiowski”.

  18. lolb23 says: May 23, 2012 2:27 PM

    He’ll be a 59 on Madden 13.

  19. unlost1 says: May 23, 2012 2:32 PM

    you already had TEbow for a fullback!

  20. jjackwagon says: May 23, 2012 2:40 PM

    Smart move by Denver the old man(Manning) is going to need all the protection he can get.

  21. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: May 23, 2012 2:43 PM

    I forgot about Syd’Quan Thompson. They’re still going to have to cut a couple cornerbacks before the season starts. Vaughn’s chances of making the roster were nearly non-existent.

  22. drewsylvania says: May 23, 2012 3:01 PM

    It’d be awesome if Gronk came out. Lots of people would need to challenge themselves.

  23. dcbassguy says: May 23, 2012 3:11 PM

    Who cares?

  24. nevermore52 says: May 23, 2012 3:16 PM

    The FB is not dead. Just ask my boy Vonta Leach. Layin wood to LBs on a weekly basis.

  25. bozosforall says: May 23, 2012 3:20 PM

    drewsylvania says:
    May 23, 2012 2:24 PM
    Rob is “Gronk”. Chris is just “Chris”. And neither of them are “Gronkiowski”.

    Of course he’s just “Gronk” in NE…but only because none of you dimwitted Pats fans can spell his last name right.

  26. kosarsmyidol says: May 23, 2012 3:30 PM

    If I remember correctly, the Browns actually signed Dan Gronkowski to a two-year deal with only a game or two left in the season. Due to the success Rob’s had, I’m interested to see what Dan can do, but I don’t know if he’ll make the final cut.

  27. listenup823 says: May 23, 2012 3:31 PM

    Vaughn was the fastest guy on the team until he got injured last year…

  28. shempnet says: May 23, 2012 4:32 PM

    Peyton might get his neck “Gronkulated” the way Corky II fixed Romo’s collarbone by blowing that block. If I was Peyton I would be ordering one of those Captain Pike wheel chairs with the blinking light.

  29. peytonsneck18 says: May 23, 2012 9:38 PM

    hey at least my colts got another cornerback, not sure if hes any good, i seen that he returns kickoffs last year

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