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