Browns sign tight end Jim Dray

BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Thursday signed unrestricted free agent tight end Jim Dray. General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement.

Dray, who spent the past four years with the Arizona Cardinals, recorded career highs last season in starts (15), receptions (26), receiving yards (215) and touchdowns (two). According to Pro Football Focus, he did not drop a pass in 2013.

A 6-5, 255-pound veteran in his fifth NFL season out of Stanford, Dray was originally a seventh-round pick by Arizona in the 2010 NFL Draft. Dray has started 18 of his 55 career games with the Cardinals. He has recorded 33 receptions for 302 yards with two touchdowns.

At Stanford, Dray started 39 games and caught 41 passes for 455 yards with seven touchdowns. As a senior, he honed his reputation as a solid blocker and helped the Cardinal finish 11th in the nation in rushing yards per game (218.2), an attack led by running back Toby Gerhart, who finished as runner up for the Heisman Trophy. A native of Paramus N.J., Dray attended Bergen Catholic High School.

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