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Tyler Bray | Quarterback

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/27/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
College: Tennessee
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Chiefs signed QB Tyler Bray to a two-year, $1.925 million extension through 2017.
Bray is currently on the NFI list after tearing his left ACL playing basketball in the offseason. As part of the deal, the Chiefs agreed to pay his full $510,000 salary while he is on the NFI list. Sep 3 - 8:05 AM

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Chiefs QB Tyler Bray (knee) hasn't been cleared for OTAs.

Four months removed from ACL surgery, Bray is a candidate to open training camp on active/PUP. His future is in doubt after sitting out all of 2014. Bray is behind Aaron Murray for the No. 3 quarterback job.
May 30 - 4:31 PM

Chiefs QB Tyler Bray recently tore his left ACL playing basketball.

That might do it for Bray's career. The big-armed 2013 UDFA spent all of 2014 on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain, and has never attempted an NFL pass. The Chiefs have Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray ahead of Bray on the depth chart, and recently signed Terrelle Pryor.
Jan 20 - 4:02 PM

Chiefs placed QB Tyler Bray on injured reserve, ending his season.

It's a means of "stashing" Bray for all of 2014 while entering the season with Chase Daniel and rookie Aaron Murray behind Alex Smith. A big-armed but erratic prospect, 22-year-old Bray should get one more camp with Kansas City.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 08:27:00 PM

ESPN Chiefs blogger Adam Teicher "doesn't get the sense" the Chiefs are ready to give up on Tyler Bray.

Bray and rookie Aaron Murray are competing for the No. 3 quarterback job, but Teicher suggests Kansas City could keep four quarterbacks if they can't extend Alex Smith. A 2013 UDFA, Bray spent last year developing behind Smith and Chase Daniel. Bray has practice squad eligibility if he doesn't make the final roster, though he'd likely draw some interest on waivers.
Sat, May 31, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Chiefs declared QB Tyler Bray, LB Nico Johnson, C Eric Kush, OL Rokevious Watkins, OG Rishaw Johnson, DT Kyle Love, and OLB Justin Houston inactive for Week 13 against the Broncos.

Tamba Hali (ankle) is active against Denver.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 03:09:00 PM

The Kansas City Star reports undrafted rookie QB Tyler Bray has "internally" impressed Chiefs decision makers "as much as anyone in camp."

Bray has already passed Ricky Stanzi on the depth chart while exhibiting the strongest arm in camp. Knocked for off-field issues before the draft, Bray has shown "the right attitude" and been a "positive force" in QB meetings. Bray is worth rostering in Dynasty leagues. Coach Andy Reid has had success with big-armed if somewhat erratic quarterbacks in the past. (Read: Donovan McNabb.)
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 05:51:00 PM

ESPN AFC West blogger Bill Williamson believes undrafted Chiefs QB Tyler Bray has a "very strong chance" of beating out Ricky Stanzi for No. 3 duties.

Bray has impressed coach Andy Reid in OTAs. "I’ll tell you, he did a nice job. He did a really nice job," Reid said Thursday. "The fact is that he did a nice job and improved every day. He was a bit like a sponge just taking everything in. I was impressed." Bray should dispatch Stanzi soon enough.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 08:17:00 AM

The Kansas City Star believes undrafted QB Tyler Bray has "already displayed enough skills to earn more work."

For whatever reason, Bray is still working behind No. 3 QB Ricky Stanzi, but that shouldn't be the case much longer. Bray is a bit of a project despite his 6-foot-6 frame and cannon arm, but Stanzi has proven time and again he doesn't belong on an NFL roster. We expect Bray to eventually dispatch Stanzi.
Mon, May 20, 2013 11:49:00 AM

The Kansas City Star says that undrafted QB Tyler Bray has an "excellent chance" of making the Chiefs' roster.

Understandably, the Star isn't taking Ricky Stanzi seriously. Bray has ideal NFL size and arm strength and would have been drafted if not for maturity issues and questions about his work habits. With just Chase Daniel and Stanzi ahead of him, Bray should be able to win a roster spot as a developmental third quarterback.
Sat, May 11, 2013 10:15:00 PM

Chiefs signed Tennessee QB Tyler Bray.

Bray (6-foot-6 1/8, 232) has arguably the best arm among all draft-eligible quarterbacks. But 11 signal-callers heard their name called over the last three days, and Bray wasn't among them. He has a tendency to tank under pressure, was injury prone despite being a three-year starter at Tennessee, has major accuracy concerns, and offers an off-field track record not dissimilar from Ryan Mallett's. Bray remains highly intriguing because of his ideal build and ability to drive the ball with velocity and power. Bray might have more long-term upside than Alex Smith's current backup, Chase Daniel.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 10:57:00 PM

The Steelers reportedly believe Tennessee's Tyler Bray is the most talented quarterback in the 2013 draft.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette allows "a lot of NFL teams" feel this way about Bray, but the Steelers could be eyeballing the big-armed thrower on the draft's third day. Most NFL coaches say the underclassman "needs to sit and learn for several years," but could grow into "a top-tier quarterback very similar to Joe Flacco." We expect Bray to be a second-day pick due strictly to his arm talent.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:18:00 AM

The Bills will conduct a private workout with Tennessee QB Tyler Bray next Saturday.

Coach Doug Marrone, GM Buddy Nix, assistant GM Doug Whaley, and president Russ Brandon will all be in attendance in Knoxville. The Bills haven't tried to hide their interest in draft-eligible quarterbacks, and Bray is just one of many that Buffalo brass will take a look at. Bray has a big arm, but his performance dips dramatically when facing pressure. He's a middle-round project.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 02:18:00 PM

After viewing Tennessee QB Tyler Bray's 2012 game tape, NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Bray displays "obvious arm talent" but his performance dips severely in a "muddied pocket."

Cosell sees Bray as "very loose and undisciplined" in the pocket, and his efficiency "drops dramatically" when pressured. Bray is also "stiff in his movement," lacking an ability to athletically reset. We like Bray as a mid- to late-round flier for a vertical offense, but nothing more. He's an obvious project.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 08:01:00 PM

Tennessee's Tyler Bray recorded the highest peak ball speed of any quarterback at the Combine, coming in at 59MPH.

It's not surprising. Bray has an absolute cannon for an arm and is a worthwhile mid- to late-round project. His footwork, accuracy, decision making, and intangibles all need major work. Bray would be a nice fit as a third-stringer in a vertical offense. The Ravens, Giants, and Falcons would all make sense.
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 08:54:00 PM

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