Bray signed a one-year deal with the Bears on Wednesday.
Bray spent most of 2018 on the Chicago practice squad, eventually earning a promotion to the active roster when Mitchell Trubisky injured his shoulder in November. With backup quarterback Chase Daniel still under contract, Bray figures to enter training camp as the No. 3 signal-caller.
The Bears signed Bray to their practice squad Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Bray will stick in the organization as a practice player just days after he was dropped from the 53-man roster. The 27-year-old earned a promotion in late November and served as the No. 22 signal-caller for two games while Mitchell Trubisky was sidelined with a shoulder injury. With Trubisky now reasonably healthy heading into the postseason, the Bears will proceed with only two quarterbacks on the roster.
Bray was released Saturday by the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The move was made in order to free up a roster spot for guard Kyle Long, who was activated off injured reserve Saturday. Bray joined the Bears in November while Mitchell Trubisky dealt with a shoulder injury, but he never played a snap, falling behind Chase Daniels on the depth chart.
The Bears signed Bray off their practice squad Wednesday.
The roster move provides another hint that Chase Daniel will replace the injured Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) as the team's starting quarterback Thursday in Detroit. The 26-year-old Bray previously worked with coach Matt Nagy from 2014 to 2017, mostly serving as the No. 3 quarterback in Kansas City. Bray has attempted just one pass in an NFL regular-season game.
Bray signed to the Bears' practice squad Monday.
The longtime Chiefs backup moved to Chicago this offseason, but he ultimately failed to secure a role on the 53-man roster. He'll remain with the team as a member of the practice squad, where he could potentially be called up to the active roster at some point this season.
Bray signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Friday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.
Bray has spent his entire five-year career as a backup with Kansas City and will now follow ex-Chiefs offensive coordinator and current Bears head coach Matt Nagy to Chicago. He'll initially slot in as the third quarterback behind Mitchell Trubisky and Chase Daniel.
Bray (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Bray has been third on the depth chart at quarterback behind Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes all season, and that's unlikely to change barring an injury to one of the two players. As a result, look for Bray to remain a fixture on the inactive list until further notice.
Bray finished just two of five for 23 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's game against the Bengals.
Bray didn't throw his first pass until midway through the third quarter in the contest but clearly worked ahead of Joel Stave and behind Patrick Mahomes. The fifth-year signal-caller's status with the team likely hinges on whether the Chiefs keep a third quarterback. He's no longer eligible for the practice squad, so Bray will have to search for a job elsewhere if he doesn't make the cut.
Bray will quarterback during the fourth quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals, BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reports.
Bray completed five of eight passes for 63 yards and an interception during the Chiefs' preseason opener against the 49ers, while Patrick Mahomes outplayed him with seven completions on nine pass attempts for 49 yards and a score. Alex Smith and the first team will play the first half Saturday, with Mahomes stepping in for the third quarter. This may indicate the rookie having surpassed Bray in the battle for the backup job behind Smith.
Bray will quarterback during the second quarter of Friday's preseason opener against the 49ers, Matt McMullen of Chiefs.com reports.
Bray is currently one spot ahead of 10th overall pick Pat Mahomes in the pecking order at quarterback, while veteran Alex Smith is slated to start and play throughout the entire first quarter Friday. Bray has yet to see regular-season action in the NFL, however, so Mahomes' upside figures to eventually allow for the rookie to surpass Bray on the depth chart.
Bray started the Chiefs' preseason finale Thursday against the Packers, completing 10 of 17 passes for 104 yards.
Bray didn't throw a touchdown pass or commit a turnover, posting a rather vanilla effort in his run. Still, he appears to have an inside track as the No. 3 quarterback following the news that Aaron Murray is on the trading block. Even if he makes the roster, it would take injuries to both Alex Smith and Nick Foles for Bray to see meaningful snaps.
Bray will draw the start in Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, Chiefs' Reporter BJ Kissel reports.
Bray was already expected to play a majority of Thursday's contest, but it's now been confirmed he'll start the game as well. He'll be looking to solidify his spot as the No. 3 quarterback behind Alex Smith and Nick Foles. Look for Bray to see most if not all the first half snaps and possibly some in the second half as well before Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan see the field later on.
Bray is expected play the majority of Thursday's preseason finale against the Packers, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.
The Chiefs want Bray to earn his spot as the team's No. 3 quarterback. Bray has been sidelined for most of the preseason nursing a neck injury, but Thursday will give him the opportunity to make up for lost time. The 24-year-old projects to be the Chiefs' third-stringer in 2016, but Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan will also be given the chance to prove themselves in the team's final preseason affair.
Bray (neck) will start at quarterback for the Chiefs on Thursday, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports
Bray has been nursing a neck injury for several weeks now, but it appears the Chiefs third stringer will be ready in time for the season opener. Bray is expected to be under center for most of the preseason finale.
Bray (neck) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Bray returned to practice on Tuesday after missing time with a small chip fracture in his spine. He worked as the No. 3 quarterback during the week but the team decided early that he'll be sat down and given some more time to recover before they put him in a game where he could get hit and aggravate the injury. Look for Aaron Murray and Nick Foles to see some extra time while Bray remains sidelined.
Bray (neck) returned to practice Tuesday and was working as the third-string quarterback, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.
Bray had a small chip fracture in his cervical spine, but it wasn't deemed a serious threat to his playing ability, thus allowing him to return to the practice field Tuesday. He was immediately inserted as the team's third-string quarterback, ahead of both Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan. However, both Alex Smith and Nick Foles rank ahead of him on the depth chart currently, so if the Chiefs ultimately roster just two quarterbacks for the upcoming season, Bray could find himself as a practice squad candidate.
Bray (neck) is making good progress in his recovery from a chip fracture in his cervical spine according to coach Andy Reid, Pete Sweeney of Chiefs.com reports.
The Chiefs' medical staff will continue to keep a close eye on Bray during his rehab this week, while the injury isn't nearly as severe at it sounds. Fellow reserve quarterbacks Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan will continue to see additional reps in practice, and potentially during the team's next preseason contest Saturday against the Bears if Bray remains sidelined.
Bray is dealing with a small chip fracture in his cervical spine, the Kansas City Star reports.
As ominous as the injury might seem based on the description, the Chiefs are downplaying the QB's issue. "It sounds much worse than it is," trainer Rick Burkholder noted. "We're treating it as a sprain, because it's just like that." Bray will thus miss some time, with fellow depth signal-callers Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan in line to see added practice reps as a result. Meanwhile, Alex Smith is entrenched as the team's top QB, with Nick Foles expected to serve as team's top backup at the position.
Bray will enter camp in an open compeition with Aaron Muray and Kevin Hogan for the backup quarterback job.
Bray took the majority of reps as the No. 2 quarterback during minicamp, potentially giving him a slight edge, but the battle will likely continue throughout the duration of training camp. If the big-armed quarterback out of Tennessee loses the backup job to Aaron Murray, it's quite possible he also won't survive roster cuts.
Bray (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.
Bray has been sidelined for the beginning of the 2015 season due to an ACL injury suffered while playing basketball. There's no indication of when he may return, but it's also unlikely he'll have a roster spot even when healthy.
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