Found January 22, 2012 on Lions Blog:
The comparisons are inevitable. In the 2010 NFL draft, the Baltimore Ravens selected tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta. The New England Patriots also claimed tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez talks Gronk, the Ravens and heart

Aaron Hernandez went through a plethora of emotions during the Patriots dramatic 23-20 AFC Championship win over the Baltimore Ravens. The second year tight end was once again one of the focal points of the Patriot’s offense. The 22-year-old caught a team high seven passes for 66 yards, but the game was not without some drama. Hernandez’s tight end counterpart, Rob Gronkowski...

Gronkowski misses practice for 2nd day

Rob Gronkowski is absent from the New England Patriots' practice for the second straight day with an injured left ankle. WIVB-TV in Buffalo reported that his father, Gordy Gronkowski, said he has a high ankle sprain. Rob Gronkowski attended Williamsville North High School in the Buffalo area. The station said his father expects him to be fine for the Super Bowl against the New...

Patriots TE Gronkowski in walking boot

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is wearing a removable boot on his lower left leg after being injured in the AFC Championship. Gronkowski wore the boot as he walked through the locker room and into the trainer’s area on Monday. He did not speak...

Rob Gronkowski will be ready

FOXBORO - Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered what looked to be a serious ankle injury late in Sunday's...

Tight end is the now position in NFL

From Gonzo to Gronk to Graham, tight ends are running past, around and through defenders at an unprecedented rate. Hey, the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski does all of those things on one play.

Dalton receives NFLPA’s Emerging Player Award

Andy Dalton remains a longshot to win one of the Rookie of the Year awards, but he was honored by the NFL Players Association during the NFLPA PULSE Awards on Friday. Dalton received the Emerging Player award, which was voted on by fans. The other nominees were New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham, New England TE Rob Gronkowski, Carolina QB Cam Newton and Detroit DT Ndamukong Suh. The Emerging...

Ravens come right back

By Jim Donaldson They're not going away. Not against this 31st-ranked-in-the-NFL, New England defense. Answering the potent Patriots offense's go-ahead TD, the Ravens rolled 80 yards in 8 plays, tying the game, 10-10, on a 6-yard pass from Joe Flacco to tight end Dennis Pitta with 6:03 left in the first half.

Comments on the inactives

By Jim Donaldson There were no surprises, and only one real area for concern, in the announcement of the Patriots' inactives for Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Ravens. With Aaron Hernandez again expected to see some action at running back, and with BenJarvus Green-Ellis never -- that's right, NEVER -- having lost a fumble, it's hardly surprising...
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