Colts acquire Vaughn in exchange for Gronkowski

The Indianapolis Colts announced they have acquired cornerback Cassius Vaughn from the Denver Broncos in exchange for fullback Chris Gronkowski.

Gronkowski is one of the many football-playing brothers, the most famous of which is New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Chris Gronkowski played seven games for the Colts in 2011.

Vaughn has played in 22 career games with one interception and one kickoff return for a touchdown.

"Cassius is a young cornerback who brings game experience at his position, proven kickoff return ability and pure speed to the Colts,” said Colts GM Ryan Grigson. “He’s a player who can really run and when you turn on the film you instantly recognize his athletic ability and speed. He’s a guy who has not hit his ceiling as a player yet and we saw some really encouraging things on tape that led us to the trade. I think it’s a win-win for both clubs because the Broncos are getting a quality football player, person and a heck of a fullback in Chris Gronkowski.”

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