Rookie tight end MarQueis Gray is expected to see a major bump in snaps if Jordan Cameron sits out this Sunday due to a concussion.
Heading into this Sunday, Gray has largely only been used in direct-snap situations, recording his first successful ‘Wildcat’ play last week in the team’s loss to the Chicago Bears. On Wednesday, Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski said Gray will “have a good opportunity” if starting tight end Jordan Cameron is sidelined. Cameron did not practice Wednesday, and missed the final two games of last season with a concussion.
“I have to make sure I know what I’m doing and not cause any disruptions on offense and make sure I’m helping as much as I can,” Gray said. “If I do so, then probably you’ll see a lot more of me next year. We’re going to miss [Cameron] tremendously, his playmaking ability. But fortunately, it’s my time now. I have to step up.”
Gray signed with the San Francisco 49ers on May 2 as an undrafted free agent who primarily played quarterback in addition to some wide receiver at the University of Minnesota. The Browns claimed him off waivers Sept. 1. He has five carries for 39 yards on the season.
Prior to the injury, Cameron was in the midst of a breakout season in which he’s played all 14 games, taking 95.4 percent of the snaps. Cameron has recorded a team-best 75 catches for 848 yards and seven touchdowns.