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Report: Glenn Gronkowski out with Jerome Felton returning to Bills

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 26: Fullback Glenn Gronkowski of Kansas State participates in a drill during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 26, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Getty Images

Glenn Gronkowski was the only member of his family to take part in the opening weekend of the 2016 season, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be on the field for Week Two.

Gronkowski made the Bills as a fullback after they decided to release veteran Jerome Felton. Bills coach Rex Ryan raved about Gronkowski’s play in the preseason before they made the move with Felton, but the fact that Felton’s salary would have been guaranteed if he was on the Week One roster may have actually been the reason for the move.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Felton is returning to the Bills and that Gronkowski will be waived to open up a roster spot.

Gronkowski played eight snaps for the Bills in their 13-7 loss to the Ravens.

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17 Responses to “Report: Glenn Gronkowski out with Jerome Felton returning to Bills”
  1. brettfavrecellphone says: Sep 12, 2016 1:43 PM

    Wait, I thought the Bills won the offseason?

  2. dietrich43 says: Sep 12, 2016 1:51 PM

    Felton has much better footwork than Little Gronk. Felton is always on his toes and keeps his feet moving. But, glad Little Gronk got a chance to get his feet wet.

  3. mongo3401 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:00 PM

    Bills need to swallow whatever and re sign Karlos Williams. They have zero between the tackles threat. Reggie Bush is finished and McCoy cannot do it running outside every other play.

  4. gjv001 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:02 PM

    It’s seems the Bills are continuing their 16 year string of not being able to properly evaluate talent.

  5. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 12, 2016 2:07 PM

    “…but the fact that Felton’s salary would have been guaranteed if he was on the Week One roster may have actually been the reason for the move.”

    That can’t be it, Buffalo wouldn’t do such a thing. Now if NE did that it would be viewed as the underhanded screwing of a vested veteran but since it is Buffalo we all just have to chock it up to another roster mistake.

  6. ohand16 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:18 PM

    Absolutely worst organization in professional sports

  7. billsfaninhouston says: Sep 12, 2016 2:28 PM

    The only thing I remember from Baby Gronk’s game yesterday was his penalty. Not what you’d call memorable….

  8. joetorontoisaclown says: Sep 12, 2016 2:31 PM

    ohand16 says:
    Sep 12, 2016 2:18 PM
    Absolutely worst organization in professional sports
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    I wish you were correct to be honest, but unfortunately they are an average to slightly below average organization, which is worse than being the very worst. At least being worst gets you a chance at a franchise QB.

  9. crush22 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:32 PM

    ohand16 says:
    Sep 12, 2016 2:18 PM
    Absolutely worst organization in professional sports
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    This is an article about the Bills…..not the Patsies*.

  10. dabillshateme says: Sep 12, 2016 2:40 PM

    Well this makes perfect sense: your offense sucks eggs in a God-awful performance so cut the fullback. Yeah – bringing back Jerome Felton will fix everything Rex. Buffoon.

  11. questionableprovenance says: Sep 12, 2016 2:46 PM

    Would be interesting if the Pats pick him up and convert him into a high-quality player. “Interesting” in the sense of being classic Belichickian.

  12. ohand16 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:50 PM

    joetorontoisaclown – I agree with your assessment, except that I believe things are rapidly worsening at One Bills Drive. This has now devolved into a true clown show and things are going to get really ugly after Thursday night.

  13. joetorontoisaclown says: Sep 12, 2016 3:13 PM

    ohand16 says:
    Sep 12, 2016 2:50 PM
    joetorontoisaclown – I agree with your assessment, except that I believe things are rapidly worsening at One Bills Drive. This has now devolved into a true clown show and things are going to get really ugly after Thursday night.
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    The only saving grace is the lead clowns will be gone at season’s end. Why the new owner’s were so enamored with Rex, I will never understand. That alone is a positive step. The Bills know Fitzpatrick well, so I’m not ready to hand that one away.

  14. grogansheroes says: Sep 12, 2016 3:52 PM

    The super star QB only generated 160 yards of offense. Must of been baby Gronk’s fault.

  15. genericcommenter says: Sep 12, 2016 3:52 PM

    He reminds me of Moose Johnston (at his current age) in that picture.

  16. EJ says: Sep 12, 2016 4:22 PM

    brettfavrecellphone says:
    Sep 12, 2016 1:43 PM
    Wait, I thought the Bills won the offseason?
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    I think that line is getting a bit old. If you are going to put the Bills down, then find a new punch line.

  17. EJ says: Sep 12, 2016 4:27 PM

    mongo3401 says:
    Sep 12, 2016 2:00 PM
    Bills need to swallow whatever and re sign Karlos Williams. They have zero between the tackles threat. Reggie Bush is finished and McCoy cannot do it running outside every other play.
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    First off, he is suspended until week 5.
    Second, they already have 2 players on the roster that are better than Karlos Williams… 1)Mike Gillislee 2)Jonathan Williams.

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