Jim Dray

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Jim Dray
No. -- – Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-12-31) December 31, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: New Milford, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Oradell (NJ) Bergen Catholic
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Receptions: 56
Receiving yards: 605
Receiving average: 10.8
Touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

James Russell Dray (born December 31, 1986) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford.

Early years[edit]

Born in New Milford, New Jersey, Dray grew up in nearby Paramus and played high school football at Bergen Catholic High School.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On July 8, 2010, the Cardinals signed Dray to a four-year contract.[3] The team did not announce the terms of the deal, but Adam Caplan of Foxsports.com reported that the contract was worth $1.84 million with a $49,000 signing bonus.[4]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On March 13, 2014, he signed with the Cleveland Browns.[5] Dray's first season with the Browns ended with 17 receptions, for 242 yards, and 1 touchdown on 28 targets.[6] In Dray's 2015 season, he had 6 receptions for 61 yards on 16 targets.[6] On February 18, 2016, Dray was released.[7]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Dray signed with the Buffalo Bills on March 16, 2016.[8] He was released on October 4, 2016.[9]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Dray signed with the San Francisco 49ers on December 19, 2016.[10]

Arizona Cardinals (second stint)[edit]

On September 15, 2017, Dray signed with the Cardinals, but was released four days later.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jim Dray, National Football League. Accessed May 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Ditrani, Vinny. "Paramus' Jim Dray looks to sway NFL teams at combine" Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine., The Record (Bergen County), February 26, 2010. Accessed February 16, 2011. "Former Bergen Catholic and Stanford star Jim Dray is among the better blocking tight ends at this year's NFL combine."
  3. ^ "Arizona Cardinals sign 7th-round draft pick Jim Dray". www.azcentral.com. July 8, 2010. Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  4. ^ http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-1/Dray-First-Draftee-To-Sign/c5248b79-80ff-428a-b3ed-f2d6bd01934a
  5. ^ Pokomy, Chris (March 13, 2014). "Cleveland Browns Sign TE Jim Dray". Dawgs By Nature. Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  6. ^ a b "Jim Dray". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  7. ^ Sessler, Marc (February 18, 2016). "Browns terminate contracts of Randy Starks, Jim Dray". NFL.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  8. ^ Brown, Chris (March 16, 2016). "Bills sign free agent TE Jim Dray". Buffalo Bills. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (October 4, 2016). "Bills release TE Dray; promote TE Christian from practice squad". BuffaloBills.com. 
  10. ^ "49ers Place TE Blake Bell on IR, Announce Additional Roster Moves". 49ers.com. December 19, 2016. 
  11. ^ Root, Jess (September 15, 2017). "Cardinals sign veteran TE Jim Dray, cut LB Philip Wheeler again". USAToday.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  12. ^ Williams, Charean (September 19, 2017). "Cardinals release Jim Dray". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. 

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