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Denver Broncos Trade CB Alphonso Smith For Lions' TE Dan Gronkowski

The NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi tweets that the Broncos have traded CB Alphonso Smith to the Detroit Lions for tight end Dan Gronkowski:

Denver traded DC ASmith to Detroit for Gronkowski and Pickless than a minute ago via web


The underachieving Smith was a second round pick by the Broncos in 2009. The Broncos gave up a 2010 first-round selection to the Seahawks in order to make the choice.

In Gronkowski, the Broncos possibly gain a pass-catching tight end, but this isn’t a huge upgrade at the position to complement Daniel Graham. Gronkowski was a seventh-round selection of the Lions in 2009.