Friday, January 10, 2014
RB Gray signed to future contract for '14
By Mike Reiss
The New England Patriots signed former Notre Dame running back Jonas Gray to a futures contract for the 2014 season, as they balance a short-term focus of preparing for the playoffs with the long-range vision of building the roster for the offseason.
The Ravens signed former Patriots practice squad running back Cierre Wood, who also played at Notre Dame, to a future contract for 2014. So essentially, the Patriots and Ravens have swapped developmental running backs from Notre Dame for 2014. Gray spent four years at Notre Dame (2008-2011), playing in 34 career games and totaling 1,100 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns on 189 carries (5.8 avg.).
Patriots running backs under contract for 2014 Brandon Bolden
Note: LeGarrette Blount is scheduled to become a free agent, and Sam McGuffie, currently on the practice squad, could be a candidate to stick around as well.