2. MarQueis Gray, TE
In 2013, the Cleveland Browns claimed MarQueis Gray off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers. An undrafted rookie out of Minnesota, Gray appeared in 12 games for Cleveland that season and finished with two receptions for eight yards and six rushes for 43 yards.
He was used as a blocking tight end and H-back but was also tabbed as the third-string emergency quarterback — he did play under center for the Minnesota Gophers in college before changing positions in the pros. That versatility made him a star in the following preseason as Gray was lining up all over the field for Cleveland — and it seemed new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had a plan to get him involved that season.
Lining up inline as well as in the backfield, he had 95 yards receiving on six catches which had us all believing he could be a weapon for them. That never happened though as Gray was cut while the final rosters were being decided.
If Cleveland was planning on keeping him around on the practice squad, they were never given the shot. The Minnesota Vikings ended up claiming Gray and he played eight games for them. He was again let go after that and finished his second season with the Buffalo Bills.
Gray played in Buffalo until 2016 when he joined the Miami Dolphins. In two seasons in South Beach, he had 15 receptions for 184 yards but never played beyond that 2017 season. That wasn’t what most of us expected after his hot start in the 2014 preseason.