ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The ''Gronk of the Bronx'' might just become the ''Gronk of the Broncos.''

Dan Light, the Fordham tight end with the catchy moniker, signed with Denver on Friday.

Light (6-5, 265 pounds) caught 177 passes for 1,594 yards and nine touchdowns during his four-year college career.

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He led all FCS tight ends with 66 catches as a junior but his draft stock plunged when he tore a knee ligament against Army last November.

To make room, the Broncos waived receiver/returner Solomon Patton, who was claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay in May.

Patton got off to a great start in camp, returning punts and kickoffs and making big plays at receiver before muffing a punt at Seattle and falling behind his competition.

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