|Ht / Wt:||6'3" / 250 lb.|
|Born:||November 7, 1989|
|Drafted:||2013 / UDFA|
The Achilles' issue that landed Gray on IR was the result of a non-contact injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Coach Adam Gase confirmed Thursday that Gray is out for the year, which sets the stage for rookie Mike Gesicki to carve out a significant role as a pass-catcher in the Miami offense, while A.J. Derby should factor in on that front as well.
Gray was placed on injured reserve Thursday after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon in Wednesday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The Dolphins had listed Gray as a limited participant in the session due to a foot injury, but Rapoport's clarification of the setback provides a better explanation for why the team elected to remove the 28-year-old from the 53-man roster. While the Dolphins haven't offered a projected timeline for Gray's recovery, injuries of this nature are almost always of the season-ending variety, so it's not expected that the team will reserve one of its two designated-to-return spots for him. With Gray out of commission, rookie Mike Gesicki will be thrown into the fire as the Dolphins' starting tight end in Sunday's season opener against the Titans.
The Dolphins placed Gray (foot) on injured reserve Thursday.
Analysis: Though Gray was a limited participant in the Dolphins' first official practice of the regular season Wednesday, there was little indication that the injury was concerning enough to keep him sidelined for Week 1, much less result in a placement on IR. In any event, Gray's setback will leave the Dolphins without their projected season-opening starter at tight end, paving the way for rookie Mike Gesicki to see extended reps in his NFL debut. The Dolphins signed veteran Gavin Escobar in a corresponding move to boost their numbers at the position.
Gray (foot) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Gray, expected to serve as a backup to 2018 second-rounder Mike Gesicki, remains day-to-day with a foot injury. If the 28-year-old veteran is unable to suit up for the season-opener against the Titans on Sunday, Gesicki could see a larger snap count during his NFL debut.
Gray (concussion) played eight snaps on offense and seven snaps on special teams during Saturday's 10-27 loss against the Ravens.
Analysis: Gray has yet to record a single reception this preseason. The 28-year-old projects to enter the season a backup to Mike Gesicki, and is a longshot for fantasy relevance with only 27 catches in 61 career games.
Gray (concussion) has yet to return to practice and remains in the league's concussion protocol, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Gray seems close to stepping back on the field but has yet to be cleared by an independent examiner. There's a chance he'll be cleared before Miami's preseason game Saturday, but with little practice reps leading into the contest it seems like a stretch. Perhaps Gray's eyes are best suited on next Thursday's preseason finale against Atlanta.
Gray (concussion) is likely in the third stage of protocol, but still needs to be cleared by an independent examiner, Omar Kelly of the S"outh Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Gray appears to be nearing a return, but still has some work to do. He currently projects to back up Mike Gesicki at tight end this season.
Gray (concussion) won't play Friday night against the Panthers, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Analysis: With Gray sidelined, Mike Gesicki will draw the start at tight end for the Dolphins on Friday, which offers the rookie a chance to carve out some DFS utility this week.
Gray won't take part in practice Tuesday after entering the concussion protocol, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Both Gray and running back Kalen Ballage were diagnosed with the head injuries following Monday's practice session. It seems unlikely that Gray will make enough progress in his recovery to suit up in Friday's exhibition against the Panthers, which may hamper his efforts to unseat rookie second-round pick Mike Gesicki as the Dolphins' top tight end once the regular season kicks off.
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