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Chiefs sign former USFL standout WR after impressive workout

Kansas City, Chiefs, Devin Gray

The Kansas City Chiefs are once again bolstering their depth at the wide receiver position.

As noted by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs are signing wideout Devin Gray to a one-year deal. The Chiefs hosted Gray for a workout, and after further discussions, the two sides came to terms on a contract agreement.

Gray is coming off of a one-season run with the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL. He featured in eight games over the 2022 campaign, where he hauled in two receiving touchdowns. He ended up finishing the year fifth on the team in receiving yards (212) and third in receptions (25). The versatile wideout also rose to the occasion in the 2022 USFL Championship Game with 46 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.

Gray has not yet played in a single game in the NFL. He was among 27 undrafted free agents signed by the Atlanta Falcons following the 2018 NFL Draft. He was in the Falcons organization for three years, as he wound up spending much time in their practice squad. The all-around receiver was also waived multiple times during his combined run with the NFC South side.

Following a three-year stint in Atlanta, Gray opted to sign with the Baltimore Ravens ahead of the 2021 campaign, but he did not end up receiving any playing time in the regular season.

The Chiefs’ call to sign Gray comes weeks after Justyn Ross was placed on season-ending injured reserve after he underwent foot surgery.

Overall, the Chiefs currently have 14 wideouts on their roster. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Mecole Hardman are set to be Patrick Mahomes’ top wideout options, but from there, it is still up in the air as to just which talents will fill out the remaining wide receiver spots on the depth chart.