Patriots release TE Dan Gronkowski, brother of Rob

The New England Patriots have released tight end Dan Gronkowski

less than three weeks after he joined his brother Rob on the

team.

The move on Friday leaves Rob Gronkowski as the Patriots only

healthy tight end for Sunday’s game at the Buffalo Bills. Aaron

Hernandez is out with a knee injury.

The Patriots signed Dan Gronkowski on Sept. 7 after he was cut

by the Denver Broncos. A seventh-round draft pick from Maryland, he

had nine catches in 14 games with Detroit and Denver over two

seasons. He has no receptions this year. Rob has 10 catches for

three touchdowns this year after having 42 receptions for 10

touchdowns as a rookie last year.

Another brother, Chris, is a running back with the Indianapolis

Colts.