Buffalo Bills tight end MarQueis Gray has been a journeyman so far in the NFL despite only being in the league for two seasons. After being on the San Francisco 49ers, Gray has played for the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings before finding his way to Buffalo last season.
As he gets set to spend his first full season in Buffalo, Gray is hoping this is his final stop as he finally feels at home, specifically in an offense that features the tight end position.
“This offense right here is tight end heaven,” Gray said. “We move around so much that we really play receiver, slot, we play everything but running back. You could line up at any of those spots – that’s the best part about this offense.”
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Gray won’t be the featured tight end as that role is clearly defined for Charles Clay who signed with Buffalo this offseason on a five-year, $38 million contract. However, Gray has the chance to be the second option at tight end after Scott Chandler left for the division rival New England Patriots.
A lot of optimism surrounds the Bills heading into 2015 after a major overhaul of the offense. Being projected as the No. 2 option means that he should improve on his 2014 season when he caught eight passes for 118 yards in five games.
For the rest of Gray’s journey, one where he went from playing quarterback at the University of Minnesota to being the tight end in Buffalo, read up on it here.