Gray played on just one of 59 offensive snaps during the Dolphins' season finale against the Patriots. Despite possessing status as Miami's No. 2 tight end behind Dion Sims, Gray was almost exclusively contained to special teams work on Sunday. This is nothing new as the converted college quarterback has only been involved in the passing attack in games this season when both Sims and Jordan Cameron (concussion) sat out (forcing Gray to start). With Cameron an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, there's a chance Gray will maintain his current slotting on the depth chart in 2017, but his role in the offense is unlikely to change considering the Dolphins' indifference towards featuring tight ends.
Gray signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins on Thursday, Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel reports. Gray has been in the NFL for almost five full seasons, but the upcoming 2017 campaign will be the first time he's had the same employer for two consecutive years after previous stops with San Francisco, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Minnesota. He'll finish out the 2016 season as added depth at tight end and will likely have the same role in the duration of his tenure with the Dolphins.
Gray (ankle) will be active for Sunday's tilt against the Chargers. Gray practiced in full on Friday, so it's not surprise that he'll be suited up and ready to go for Sunday's game. He's slated to serve as Dion Sims' backup at tight end.
Gray (ankle) is questionable to play Sunday against the Chargers, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Gray was able to practice without limitation Friday, so his game status realistically doesn't appear to be in danger. If he's ultimately cleared to play, and Dion Sims (concussion) isn't, the University of Minnesota product projects to step in as the starting tight end once more.
Gray (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday. The second-string tight end missed Wednesday's practice due to an unspecified ankle injury but is now back on the field. His limited participation still leaves him questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Chargers, but a clearer picture will be painted once Friday's practice concludes. With starter Dion Sims (concussion) also questionable for Week 10, the Dolphins are left with Dominique Jones and Thomas Duarte as the only truly healthy tight ends on the active roster.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||New York Jets||22||8.00|
|11||11/19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||9||5.40|
|12||11/26||@New England Patriots||29||10.67|
|14||12/12||New England Patriots||29||10.67|
|16||12/24||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||6.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||10||8||103||0||4||12.88||10|