MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17: Fullback Chris Gronkowski #44 of the Dallas Cowboys is hit by Antoine Winfield #26 of the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter at Mall of America Field on October 17 2010 in Minneapolis Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 24-21. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos have acquired fullback Chris Gronkowski from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for cornerback Cassius Vaughn.
The Denver Broncos have acquired fullback Chris Gronkowski from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for cornerback Cassius Vaughn, as the team announced on Wednesday. He's one of three brothers that currently plays in the NFL, along with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Browns tight end Dan Gronkowski.
An undrafted free agent, Gronkowski signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 and eventually started seven games for the team. That season, he caught seven balls for 35 yards and ran the ball five times for 17 yards over 14 games. Last season with Indianapolis, Gronkowski appeared in seven games but never got a reception or carried the ball.
Vaughn, 24, spent two years with Denver after being signed as an undrafted free agent. In 22 games over two seasons, he recorded 18 tackles, one interception and four fumble recoveries. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown as a rookie in 2010.