After waiving QB Thaddeus Lewis, the Browns were down to three quarterbacks on the roster and had a space available to sign a player. Thursday morning, it was announced that wide receiver Tori Gurley was signed to take Lewis' place.
Looking at Gurley's career, it is pretty astonishing how many teams he has been part of since entering the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. You could draw a spaghetti diagram with the number of teams he has bounced around to in two years of time. Here are the teams (in order) that Gurley has been with
- Green Bay: Things were pretty steady for Gurley at first. He signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2011, and spent all season on their practice squad. He came to camp in 2012, but did not make the final roster.
- Minnesota: After the Packers released him, the Vikings signed him to their practice squad in September 2012. He was released a few weeks later.
- Oakland: In late-September, Gurley joined the Raiders' practice squad.
- Tampa Bay: By mid-October, Gurley found himself on the Buccaneers' practice squad.
- San Diego: A few weeks later, Gurley was on the Chargers' practice squad, but was released prior to December.
- Baltimore Ravens: The Ravens signed Gurley at the beginning of January to a reserve/future contract, but was released in mid-May. I would assume that he did not receive a Super Bowl ring since he was on a future contract.
- Cleveland: Now, Gurley will try to see if he can make some noise with the Browns.
Gurley definitely has some size on him at 6-4, 232 pounds. Brent Sobleski of ESPN Rumor Central had the following to say about Gurley:
Recent Browns pickup Tori Gurley is a big physical WR that always had questions about the type of separation he could create.— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) May 23, 2013