Feb 2, 2012; Edinburgh, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Chris Gronkowski holds a rifle as military members look on during the NFL players visit to Camp Atterbury. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Sign Gronk. The Other One.


It appears that the San Diego Chargers have signed Gronk. Not the crazy fun one that is All-World. His brother. Chris Gronkowski.

Gronkowski is a fullback that will be competing for a spot in the Chargers backfield and could be battling it out with Le’ron McClain for a fullback spot.

20130422-181257.jpgThe picture to the right was tweeted by Orlando Rene (@OrlandoRVargas), who I am assuming is a buddy of Gronk. There are other peeps on twitter giving him a shout out as well welcoming him to the Chargers.

Still haven’t seen anyone post about this yet, so waiting for the official word. But pretty sure we have a new fullback in camp. Why would journalists care too much about the other Gronk?

Wonder what this means for Le’Ron McClain though. The Chargers could save some dough if they cut him loose. Gronk started 7 games for the Cowboys in 2010 and was with Tom Telesco and the Colts in 2011. He was also with Mike McCoy and the Broncos last season. So he has some ties with the uppers.

Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome Gronk!

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  • FitzWilly

    Holy Crap on a Cracker :)

    Awesome

    Welcome to the Bolts Gronk

  • Cgoodness13

    Camp body I suppose, I still want to draft one, maybe line or pryor

    • boltingindiego

      if i had to pick i would choose pryor and pick him up in the 7th. Gronk might not be a camp body could replace leron if he wins the position battle plus he would be cheaper alternative.

  • FitzWilly

    Every Team needs a Gronk

    • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

      Hahahaha! YES!!!

      • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

        Let’s play some Gronky Kong!

        • FitzWilly

          awesome

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Hahahah… Perfect for our cereal!!

      • FitzWilly

        Did have a chance to give Cindi that spanking yet :)

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Good stuff

  • arnie

    Haven’t seen him play, so maybe he’ll stick. However he’s got an uphill battle to dethrone Le’Ron. being young an cheap is in his favor. So maybe he’s developed into a good FB. God knows we need one.

    • joerockt

      Le’Ron sucked last year and its surprising he didn’t get cut. So anybody who calls themselves a “fullback” at this point would be an improvement. We went backwards from Hester to this chump.

      • JoseSD

        He was terrible, with the Eagles he was a combo Blocking FB/Power RB But he was neither here. I kinda hope Gronk beats him out and they cut McClain to save cap room

        • joerockt

          Seriously. Can’t believe he was signed to a THREE YEAR DEAL. Thanks for nothing AJ ><

  • Tom Spalsbury

    Welcome to our Family Gronk !

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    oh now the UT and ESPN have caught up… really great guys… thanks for sending props to Rob Gronkowski for breaking the story.

    I know it is a small signing and all, but when we break something before someone else, at least send a little love this way… or even send the love to the guy on twitter that posted it. I wouldn’t even be mad then…

    Rant done.. thanks