Chris Gronkowski against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE)

Broncos Trade Cassius Vaughn for Chris Gronkowski

AFC rival Tom Brady has a Gronkowski so why shouldn’t  Peyton Manning have one too?

The Denver Broncos Wednesday morning traded cornerback Cassius Vaughn to the Indianapolis Colts for fullback Chris Gronkowski (Rob and Dan’s brother).

Gronkowski entered the league as an undrafted rookie in 2010 where he played for the Dallas Cowboys. There he had 5 carries for 17 yards, and 7 receptions for 35 yards in 14 games.

Gronkowski was then shipped to the Colts where he suited up in seven games, but did not record any carries or receptions. Of course, he missed playing with new teammate Manning in Indianapolis.

The Broncos needed to pick up a fullback since Spencer Larsen signed with the New England Patriots.

With the Broncos picking up Tracy Porter, Drayton Florence, and Omar Bolden this year, Vaughn was seen as expendable at corner. Vaughn had 20 tackles and one interception returned for a touchdown last season.

Chris Gronkowski is the second Gronkowski to suit up in orange and blue. His brother, Dan, was a tight end with the team in 2010.

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