GRONK! Ex-Wildcat Gronkowski hauls in two TDs in Patriots’ preseason lossby Anthony Gimino on Aug. 26, 2010, under Sports
Former Arizona tight end Rob Gronkowski, who gave up two years of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft, appears to have made the right decision.
(It’s right about here where Arizona fans can sigh and wonder what could have been.)
Anyway, Gronk had a super exhibition game Thursday night, catching two touchdown passes from Tom Brady in the New England Patriots’ 36-35 loss to the St. Louis Rams. Gronkowski had a 14-yard TD reception late in the first half and a 20-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter.
On the first score, according to the PatsPulpit blog, “Gronkowski had linebacker James Laurinaitis draped on his ankles, yet Gronkowski kept driving his legs, and literally jumped his way six yards into the end zone.”
Overall, he had three catches for 66 yards.
Going to take him in your fantasy league?
It’s so far, so good for Big Rob and his surgically repaired back … and meanwhile, brother Chris is doing everything he can to make the Dallas Cowboys roster. And we do mean everything.
Chris, an undrafted free agent, has had a good camp as he tries to stick as a fullback and special teams player. And not just as a guy who covers kicks and helps set up returns. According to the Dallas Morning News, he recently started long-snapping (!) as a means to potentially increase his value.
If Chris makes the roster to join Rob and older brother Dan — a second-year tight end in Detroit — the Gronkowskis would become the 25th family to have three or more members make an NFL roster.