Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Patriots Release Darius Butler. Sign Dan Gronkowski.
The Patriots have released 3rd year Cornerback Darius Butler. After being selected in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL Draft Darius never quite developed into the player they thought he would. This cut shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, most believed he would be released last weekend.
New England will use Butler's roster spot to sign Tight End Dan Gronkowski, brother of Rob Gronkowski. Dan was originally drafted by the Lions in 2009, then played 2010 in Denver. The older Gronk has 9 career receptions for 69 yards, and could fill in nicely as the third TE with The Patriots.
In other news, Chris Gronkowski, the fullback Gronk was picked up by Indianapolis.