The names are starting to roll in as NFL teams announce their final player cuts by Saturday at 6 p.m. ET., in order to reach the league’s 53-man roster limit.
And it has been a tough morning for the Gronkowski family, as Cowboys FB Chris Gronkowski and Broncos TE Dan Gronkowski have both been released, according to league sources.
Chris Gronkowski played in 14 games for the Cowboys last season, starting seven. Dan Gronkowski played in two games with the Lions in 2009 before joining the Broncos last season, when he played in 12 games. Their brother, Rob, is a tight end for the Patriots.
Giants NT Gabe Watson and Bengals RB Fui Vakapuna also have been cut.
Watson spent the last five years with the Cardinals, who took him in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, before joining the Giants.
Vakapuna has appeared in only one game with the Bengals, in 2009. He also has spent time on the Cardinals’ practice squad.