The Browns saw Jordan Cameron put together a strong season as a receiving tight end in 2013 and they went out and got him a blocking-focused complement on Thursday.
The team announced that they have signed former Cardinals tight end Jim Dray. The team announced no terms, but PFT has learned via a league source that it is a three-year deal worth $5.625 million in total value. $2.25 million of that is guaranteed and will all be paid in the first year of the pact.
Dray was mostly used as a blocker during his four years with Arizona, but did a bit more pass catching in 2013. After catching seven passes over his first three seasons, Dray jumped up to 26 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns.
With Cameron already on the roster, the Browns probably won’t be looking for anything more than that out of Dray in the passing game as long as he helps clear holes in the run game and keeps pass rushers off the quarterback. Now the Browns just need to lock down the identity of the back who will be running through those holes and the quarterback that Dray will help protect.