The Buffalo Bills announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have agreed to terms with tight end Jim Dray on a contract - the terms of which were not disclosed by the team.
Dray, 29, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2010, and spent his first four seasons there before moving on to play the last two years with the Cleveland Browns. A blocking tight end by trade, the 6'5", 253-pound Dray has just 56 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns in his six-year career.
In his final year at Stanford University, in 2009, Dray's position coach was Greg Roman, who of course is now the Bills' offensive coordinator. Dray brings system familiarity to Buffalo, and he will be able to fill a niche role that the team lacked when they released Matthew Mulligan toward the end of the 2015 regular season.
Dray was released by the Browns last month, meaning that he will not count against the Bills in the compensatory pick formula for the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Bills have just over $7 million in cap space, per an ESPN report, so it will be interesting to see what Dray's contract terms are, and how they affect that number. Until then, let's celebrate the fact that the Bills have made their first unrestricted free agent signing of the 2016 offseason.