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Monday, May 14, 2012
Gary Gray gets tryout with Lions

By Matt Fortuna

Notre Dame had four players selected in this year's NFL draft. The Irish had four more sign free-agent deals with NFL teams in the draft's aftermath. Not among those, surprisingly, was Gary Gray, but it looks like the cornerback may finally be getting his shot.

Gray received a tryout this weekend with the Detroit Lions, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett:
Notre Dame CB Gary Gray is among the tryout players who'll be in rookie camp this weekend with the Lions

We know Gray's fifth year with the Irish didn't exactly go according to plan. (And we know how most of you feel about him.) But he entered college as one of the top cornerback recruits in the country, and he seemed to perform well enough during the pre-draft process to warrant surprise that he wasn't immediately picked up by an NFL franchise after not getting drafted. It looks like he's receiving the chance now after a long wait.

Here are the rest of the Notre Dame players who were picked up by NFL teams after the draft (Note: Gary Gray's is just a tryout.):

Taylor Dever, Cowboys
Jonas Gray, Dolphins
Ethan Johnson, Chiefs
Trevor Robinson, Bengals