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Top Noah Gray News

  • Chiefs' Noah Gray: Reprises backup role

    Following the recent NFL Draft, Gray remains in the mix to back up Travis Kelce along with Blake Bell and Jody Fortson (Achilles), Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

    Of course, as long as Kelce, who logged 159 targets last season, remains available, there's not going to be much volume for Kansas City's reserve tight ends. In 2021, Gray caught seven of his 10 targets for 36 yards and a TD in 16 games. Meanwhile, Bell logged 13 targets in 16 contests and Fortson five in six outings. In the event that Kelce misses time for any reason in 2022, it's unclear who would fill in as the team's starting TE, with a time-share approach in which Gray -- a 2021 fifth-rounder -- would likely be a factor.

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  • Chiefs' Noah Gray: Won't return Sunday

    Gray (ankle) won't return to Sunday's contest against the Bengals.

    Gray was forced to leave the AFC Championship Game in the first half due to an ankle issue. In Gray's absence, Blake Bell may see increased snaps behind Travis Kelce.

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  • Chiefs' Noah Gray: Questionable to return Sunday

    Gray is questionable to return Sunday against the Bengals due to an ankle injury.

    Gray wasn't targeted in the passing game before he had to leave the AFC Championship Game. He registered two targets in each of the Chiefs' previous two playoff games, so if he's unable to come back, Blake Bell may have an increased role behind Travis Kelce.

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  • Chiefs' Noah Gray: Nabs seven passes in rookie season

    Gray was not targeted in the regular-season finale against the Broncos.

    Gray finished out his rookie season with the Chiefs having amassed seven catches for 36 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets. While it's nothing to write home about, the 2021 fifth-round pick did grade out pretty well as a blocker overall and stands a good chance of moving up a spot on the depth chart in 2022. Blake Bell's one-year deal expires following the season, and Gray seems to have performed well enough to potentially move into the top backup role next year. That could entail some additional snaps and perhaps some added looks in the passing game, though Travis Kelce is still the clear No. 1 tight end in the offense. The Chiefs may also elect to groom Gray as the heir to Kelce if they like what they've seen from him.

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  • Chiefs' Noah Gray: Playing time returns to normal

    Gray caught his only target for six yards during Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

    Gray has tallied a total of three receptions for 18 yards over the past two games after failing to record a reception in the three prior contests. That being said, Gray saw just 17 percent of the offensive snaps in the contest, his lowest since Week 9 against the Packers after he played a season-high 72 percent last week with Travis Kelce sidelined. As long as Kelce and Blake Bell are healthy, it's unlikely Gray will see a ton more playing time than what he's currently receiving.

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  • Chiefs' Noah Gray: Sees uptick in playing time

    Gray compiled a pair of catches for 12 yards on two targets Sunday versus the Steelers. He played a season-high 50 snaps in the contest.

    Gray saw the biggest boost in his playing time with Travis Kelce (COVID-19 protocols) sitting out and turned in his best effort of the season, albeit to the tune of just two catches for 12 yards. He only figures to be slightly interesting next week if Kelce remains out of commission against the Bengals.

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  • Chiefs' Noah Gray: Held without catch again

    Gray was not targeted in Thursday's game against the Chargers.

    Gray has not received a target since Week 11 versus Dallas but has played 20-plus percent of the offensive snaps in each of the last five contests. That trend figures to continue next week, and Gray could be looking at an expansion in his snap count if Travis Kelce -- who was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list Monday -- isn't cleared to play ahead of Sunday's clash with the Steelers.

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  • Chiefs' Noah Gray: Making good initial impression

    Gray has performed well during offseason workouts and could see a significant amount of playing time both occasionally spelling Travis Kelce and playing in two-tight-end sets, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

    The Chiefs selected Gray in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft with hopes of grooming him as a potential replacement for the 31-year-old Kelce down the road. It appears he's off to a good start in that regard, and he could be in line for a good amount of work as a rookie if he keeps it up. Gray finished out his 2020 season at Duke with 29 catches for 285 yards and a pair of touchdowns over 10 games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Leominster, MA
Age: 23
School: Duke
Experience: 2