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NFL Roster News: Lions Trade Gronkowski for Denver CB Alphonso Smith

Adam Schefter is reporting that the Detroit Lions have traded TE Dan Gronkowski and an undisclosed draft pick to the Denver Broncos for second year cornerback Alphonso Smith. 

This seems to be a perfect trade for both teams.  The Lions have a nice selection of tight ends and it was very likely Gronkowski was going to be cut anyway, while the Broncos couldn't seem to find a spot for Smith and the Lions are one of the most cornerback needy teams in the league.  Mayhew continues to show his prowess for scouring other team's rosters in search of suitable trade partners for players that are unlikely to make our final 53.

UPDATE:  Per Tom Kowalski, the Denver Broncos had planned to cut Smith based on his performance.