Gronkowski family: Dan Gronkowski now a Patriot

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Gronkowski family: Dan Gronkowski now a Patriot

By Phil Perry
CSNNE.com

The Patriots may very soon have a whole new appreciation for Mrs. Gronkowski as it looks like their locker room is about to house another one of her sons.

According to tweets from two of Rob Gronkowski's brothers, Glenn and Chris, Dan Gronkowski will join his brother Rob in New England. Dan, also a tight end, was cut last week by the Denver Broncos.

Chris Gronkowski, who was recently picked up by the Colts, tweeted: "Congrats to my bro @DGronko! There will now be two gronks in new England!"

Earlier in the afternoon, Glenn, a football player at Kansas State, tweeted: "@DGronko is officially a New England Patriot! Gronkk bros tearing up NE! unstoppable superbowl SOOOOO HYPED!!!"

Bill Belichick probably isn't all that hyped that the Gronkowski family is breaking news on Twitter before the Patriots have a chance to make an announcement, but there's something about the family that Belichick must appreciate.

Gronkowski, who is four years older than his brother Rob, will help give the Patriots depth at tight end after the team released tight ends Will Yeatman and Lee Smith last week. He played in 12 games with the Broncos last season, catching eight passes for 65 yards.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.