Double the Gronk, double the awesomeness... again.
According to a report from Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots have re-signed tight end Dan Gronkowski, following the release of tackle/tight end Thomas Welch yesterday.
After originally signing Dan Gronkowski before the season opener at Miami, the Patriots then released "Da Gronk" on Septermber 23rd as he was struggling from a hamstring injury. The past few weeks, the Patriots have used a combination of Thomas Welch / Nate Solder as a third blocking tight end. Having Dan Gronkowski back will allow the Patriots to use his brother Rob in more of a receiving role, which can certainly be seen as a positive.
The 6'5", 255 lbs Gronkowski never cleaned out his locker room at Gillette Stadium, so this move wasn't exactly a huge surprise. In fact, I even speculated it could happen yesterday.
The Patriots have yet to announce the transaction, but assuming it goes through by Wednesday as Rapoport reported, the team's roster will stand at the maximum 53 players.