The Bears on Monday hired Jim Dray as their new tight ends coach.
Dray, 35, played eight NFL seasons as a tight end with the Cardinals (2010-13, 2017), Browns (2014-15), Bills (2016) and 49ers (2017). He appeared in 94 games with 38 starts, catching 56 passes for 605 yards and three touchdowns.
Dray was selected by Arizona in the seventh round of the 2010 draft out of Stanford. His most productive NFL seasons were in 2013 with the Cardinals when he had 26 receptions for 215 yards and two TDs and in 2014 with the Browns when he caught 17 passes for 242 yards and one TD.
Dray began his coaching career in 2018 at Stanford, his alma mater, as an offensive assistant. The New Jersey native has spent the past three seasons in the NFL as an offensive quality control assistant with the Browns (2019) and Cardinals (2020-21).