August 28, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The ''Gronk of the Bronx'' might just become the ''Gronk of the Broncos.''

Dan Light, the Fordham tight end with the catchy moniker, signed with Denver on Friday.

Light (6-5, 265 pounds) caught 177 passes for 1,594 yards and nine touchdowns during his four-year college career.

He led all FCS tight ends with 66 catches as a junior but his draft stock plunged when he tore a knee ligament against Army last November.

To make room, the Broncos waived receiver/returner Solomon Patton, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay in May.

Patton got off to a great start in camp, returning punts and kickoffs and making big plays at receiver before muffing a punt at Seattle and falling behind his competition.

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