The yo-yo career of Glenn Gronkowski has now returned him to New England.
Gronkowski signed with the Patriots practice squad for the second time this season.
The transaction was first reported by Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal.
Gronkowski is reunited with the Patriots and his older brother Rob, of course. The rookie fullback was on New England’s practice squad for 11 days before being released last week.
Prior to his first cup of coffee with the Patriots, the Kansas State product originally signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. He made Buffalo’s 53-man roster but was cut shortly after the 2016 season started.
The Patriots also signed running back Tyler Gaffney. Gaffney spent the previous three offseasons with New England. He was on injured reserve for the last two seasons and was released by the team during training camp this year following another injury.
Gronkowski and Gaffney give the Patriots nice running back depth on their practice squad. The team also has running back Bishop Sankey on the practice squad.
New England’s practice squad openings were caused by the promotions of Anthony Johnson and Geneo Grissom.