Former Tennessee Vols teammates Tyler Bray and Cordarrelle Patterson have been officially reunited in the NFL.
The Chicago Bears announced the re-siging of Bray on Wednesday.
We have signed Tyler Bray to a one-year deal.
Welcome back! 🐻⬇️ pic.twitter.com/WZ7RY3V8BF
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 20, 2019
Bray, who was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2013, previously signed a one year deal with the Bears prior to the 2018 season.
The Bears signed Patterson to a two year deal earlier this month.
Bray and Patterson were teammates at Tennessee in 2012, a season which, despite the Vols’ 5-7 record, featured plenty of offense.
Bray tossed for 3,612 yards and 34 touchdowns in 2012, while Patterson caught 46 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns.
Patterson also rushed for 308 yards and three touchdowns during his lone season on Rocky Top.
It’s certainly nice for Vol fans to see Bray and Patterson reunited in Chicago, but aside from some pre-season action, I wouldn’t expect the two former Vols to connect very often on the field.
Bray has spent the majority of his NFL career as a gameday inactive quarterback (he’s essentially always been No. 3 on the depth chart).
According to Pro Football Reference, Bray has attempted only one pass in the regular season during his NFL career (2017 while with the Chiefs).
But hey, I’m sure Bray and Patterson will have a great time swapping old stories in the locker room.
And who knows, maybe Bray’s number will finally get called during the regular season.
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