Tyler Bray

Chicago Bears
Quarterback #9
Chicago Bears
Quarterback #9

Tyler Bray News

Reverts to practice squad

Bray reverted to the Bears' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Bray backed up Mitchell Trubisky on Sunday Night Football, as Nick Foles (hip) was inactive for the road trip to Green Bay. Foles didn't practice at all last week because of a hip pointer, leaving the door open for Bray to potentially suit up again Week 13 against the Darrell Bevell-led Lions.

Nov 30, 2020 4:05 PM EST


Promoted for Week 12

Bray was elevated to Chicago's active roster from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The 28-year-old will rejoin the active roster as an extra player for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Packers. Bray should serve as the Bears' No. 2 quarterback behind Mitchell Trubisky since Nick Foles (hip) is listed as doubtful.

Nov 28, 2020 6:35 PM EST



Reverts to practice squad

Bray reverted to the Bears' practice squad after Monday's 19-13 loss to the Vikings, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: The 27-year-old was elevated to the active roster for Monday's contest and ended up having to take over during the final minute after Nick Foles (hip) was carted off the field. Bray completed one of five passes for 18 yards. Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is also dealing with an injury, but Chicago's bye this week will provide some extra time for the team to evaluate the situation. Bray is a strong bet to join the active roster again for Week 12 if Foles' and/or Trubisky's statuses remain in doubt.

Nov 17, 2020 4:18 PM EST


Enters after Foles' injury

Bray completed one of five passes for 18 yards in the Bears' 19-13 loss to the Vikings on Monday.

Analysis: Bray entered the game in the last minute after Nick Foles was carted off the field, and his only connection was on a screen pass to Ryan Nall. With Chicago going into their bye week, Bray could see action at Green Bay if Foles is unable to play and if Mitch Trubisky remains sidelined with his shoulder injury. In the event Bray draws a start, he'd be an emergency option in leagues that start two quarterbacks.

Nov 16, 2020 8:26 PM EST


Rises to active roster

The Bears elevated Bray to the active roster Monday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) has been ruled out, so Bray will serve as Nick Foles' backup in Monday's divisional tilt. The Bears are on bye next week, but Bray could sign a deal with the 53-man roster if Trubisky's out for another game.

Nov 16, 2020 2:13 PM EST



Back down to practice squad

Bray reverted to the Bears' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Bray suited up for Sunday's 24-17 loss to Tennessee, though he did not garner any playing time during the contest. Bray remains without a game appearance since 2017, but he may be thrust into backup duties again for a Week 10 Monday night matchup against the Vikings if Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is once again inactive.

Nov 9, 2020 5:55 PM EST


Jumps to active roster

The Bears elevated Bray to the active roster Saturday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: This is Bray's second time being elevated as a COVID-19 replacement, and a contract with the 53-man roster could be imminent, especially if Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is expected to miss more than one game. Nevertheless, he'll serve as Nick Foles' backup in Sunday's matchup against the Titans.

Nov 7, 2020 1:51 PM EST


Headed back to practice squad

Bray was reverted back to the Bears' practice squad Monday, according the NFL transaction log.

Analysis: Bray was on the Bears' roster but inactive in Week 4 against the Colts. It was the first time Bray was promoted to the active roster this season. He can be reverted back to the practice squad on one more occasion during the 2020 campaign.

Oct 5, 2020 6:15 PM EST


Promoted to active roster

The Bears elevated Bray to the active roster Saturday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Don't read into this move as having anything to do with Mitchell Trubisky's dropoff. According to Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago, Bray is expected to serve as the No. 3 quarterback Sunday versus the Colts, and he'll likely be a healthy scratch.

Oct 3, 2020 5:45 PM EST


Not retained by Chicago

Bray was released by the Bears on Saturday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Bray wasn't going to see the field in Chicago after the team traded for Nick Foles this offseason, but after spending the entire training camp with the Bears, he may be called upon to serve as a backup if either quarterback is injured.

Sep 5, 2020 9:54 PM EST


Re-ups with Bears

Bray signed a contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Bray spent most of the 2019 campaign on Chicago's practice squad, though he had a brief stint on the active roster in October while Mitchell Trubisky dealt with a shoulder injury. With the Bears having traded for Nick Foles from Jacksonville in exchange for a fourth-round pick, Bray now slots in as the team's No. 3 signal-caller.

Mar 25, 2020 2:06 PM EST


Joins Bears' practice squad

The Bears signed Bray to the practice squad Thursday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This was an expected move after the Bears cut Bray on Wednesday. The expectation in Chicago is that Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will be healthy to suit up against the Saints in Week 7, so Bray doesn't stand to rejoin the 53-man roster unless plans go awry.

Oct 10, 2019 9:25 AM EST


Likely heading to practice squad

The Bears cut Bray on Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

Analysis: This move supports the notion that Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will be ready for Week 7's game versus the Saints. Bray will likely return to the Bears' practice squad, and he could be brought back up if Trubisky suffers a setback.

Oct 9, 2019 1:48 PM EST


Officially signed to active roster

The Bears promoted Bray to the active roster Saturday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: This move was expected since Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Raiders and likely a few more after that. Bray hasn't played in a game since 2017 with the Chiefs, and he only has one NFL passing attempt which ended up incomplete. Bray will serve as the backup to Chase Daniel.

Oct 5, 2019 1:08 PM EST


Promotion to active roster on tap

The Bears are expected to promote Bray from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Bray's forthcoming promotion is expected to come after Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is officially ruled out for Week 5. Once on the active roster, he'll serve as the top backup to Chase Daniel versus Oakland.

Oct 3, 2019 12:38 PM EST


Unable to stick in Chicago

The Bears cut Bray on Saturday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Bray was underwhelming during the preseason, completing 15 of 30 passes for 138 yards in his appearances. He was a long shot to beat out Chase Daniel for the back up job, so Bray could be a candidate for the practice squad in Chicago or elsewhere.

Aug 31, 2019 10:43 AM EST


Underwhelming performance

Bray completed six-of-13 passes for 53 yards in the Bears' loss to the Giants.

Analysis: For the second game in a row, Bray completed fewer than half of his passes while teammate Chase Daniel continued to be very efficient. It's looking like Bray will likely settle in as the third quarterback on Chicago's depth chart.

Aug 19, 2019 4:35 AM EST


Unimpressive effort

Bray completed nine-of-17 passes for 85 yards in Chicago's 23-13 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Despite playing the entire second half against the deepest reserves on the Panthers, Bray completed less than half of his passes. This performance didn't help if he was trying to take over Chase Daniel's job as the No. 2 quarterback, and it looks like the veteran will likely continue his role as the third-string signal caller for the Bears.

Aug 9, 2019 8:24 AM EST


Staying in Chicago

Bray signed a one-year deal with the Bears on Wednesday.

Analysis: 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 part of the third-string offense.

Mar 20, 2019 11:50 AM EST


Re-joins Chicago practice squad

Bray was signed to the Bears' practice squad Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Bray has moved up and down Chicago's depth chart for most of the season but never really challenged Chase Daniel for the backup spot. He'll likely provide scout help during practice as the Bears gear up for their first home playoff game since the 2010-11 season.

Jan 2, 2019 10:22 AM EST


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