Guess who’s back in town, Pats fans.
No, it’s not Randy Moss. It’s Dan Gronkowski.
The Tight End was on the team earlier this season, but was cut on September 23 (the day after my birthday). The team had signed him on September 6 and he played in two games without recording a catch. Dan is of course the brother of Pats TE Rob Gronkowski.
To make room for Dan on the roster, the team parted ways with OT Thomas Welch. Welch primarily saw action as the team’s third TE, so the move isn’t surprising. It also probably means that All Pro RT Sebastian Vollmer is fully healed from his back injury.
The Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport originally reported the news. It’s not expected that the third brother, Fullback Chris Gronkowski of the Colts, will join the team.