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‘Baby Gronk’ opts for combine, not cruise ship

Shipping up to Boston to play with his brother would be a “dream come true” for Glenn Gronkowski.
Shipping up to Boston to play with his brother would be a “dream come true” for Glenn Gronkowski. Michael Conroy/AP

INDIANAPOLIS — No, Glenn Gronkowski was not on the Gronk Cruise.

“Unfortunately,’’ Rob Gronkowski’s youngest brother said Thursday while facing the media at the NFL Combine. “I have seen some pretty good videos from it!”

The younger Gronkowski said he’s been asked if he was on the cruise “about 50 times” since he got to the combine. He said the questions have come from teams, fans, and media.

A tight end for four seasons at Kansas State, Glenn is working out as a fullback and expects to go no earlier than the fifth round.

“Fullbacks usually don’t go till the later rounds,’’ said Gronkowski, who worked out at tight end, fullback, H-back, and special teams at last month’s Senior Bowl.

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Gronkowski, who said he feels no pressure being Rob’s brother (“I enjoy it”) met with the Patriots Wednesday, he said, to “go over some film.”

Gronkowski, affectionately dubbed “Baby Gronk” during his time at the Senior Bowl, said coach Bill Belichick wasn’t in on the session.

Glenn said he’s “probably not as much fun” as Rob, but that it would be “a dream come true to play with him.’’


Jim McBride can be reached at james.mcbride@globe.com