Patriots IR Gronkowski, re-sign D.J. Williams

The New England Patriots placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament.

Gronkowski's loss is a blow to the Patriots' offense.

Gronkowski was replaced on the active roster by tight end D.J. Williams.

He was re-signed after being cut last week.

Williams, 25, played in seven games with one start for Jacksonville this season before being released by the Jaguars in November.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick by Green Bay out of Arkansas in 2011. He has played in 34 NFL games with three starts and has nine receptions for 70 yards.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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