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Bills sign tight end Dray

Jim Dray and Greg Roman are back together again.

Dray was a tight end when Roman was the offensive coordinator at Stanford. And now he's going to be a tight end for Roman as the coach enters his second season as offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills Wednesday signed Dray, who spent the last two seasons with the Cleveland Browns.

Dray, 29, figures to have the inside track on the No. 2 tight end spot behind Charles Clay, who ranked second on the Bills with 51 receptions for 528 yards and three touchdowns.

For now, Dray's main competition is expected to come from Chris Gragg, who caught 12 passes last season for 150 yards, and 2015 sixth-round draft pick Nick O'Leary, who had one catch for 37 yards as a rookie. The other tight ends under contract are Blake Annen and Jacob Maxwell.

In 2009, when Roman was an assistant coach at Stanford, Gray earned second-team All-PAC 12 honors.

The 6-foot-5, 255-pound Dray entered the NFL in 2010 as a seventh-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals. He has appeared in 87 careers games, making 36 starts. He has caught 56 passes for 605 yards and three touchdowns.

Besides Dray, two other players who visited One Bills Drive Wednesday were former New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and running back Joique Bell, who spent the past five seasons with the Detroit Lions. Before that he bounced from the Indianapolis Colts (2010), Philadelphia Eagles (2010), and New Orleans Saints (2011) after joining the Bills as an undrafted free agent from Wayne State in 2010.

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