Running back Jonas Gray is making the trip north on I-95 Tuesday, but not as far north as was previously expected. The former New England Patriots running back and current Miami Dolphins practice squad player will not be returning to his former Boston-area home, but instead will make the short move from Miami to Jacksonville.
According to Gray's agent Sean Stellato, as reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jaguars are signing Gray. The move provides depth for the Jaguars running back group, where T.J. Yeldon is dealing with a knee injury. Gray appeared in six games for Miami this year, carrying the ball 31 times for 122 yards. He also caught six passes for 72 yards.
In his career, gray has played in 14 games, gaining 534 yards on 120 carries with five touchdowns.
Gray initially entered the league as an undrafted free agent of the Dolphins in 2012 but was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list for his rookie season. He was then among the final roster cuts for Miami in 2013. He then spent the rest of 2013 on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad before joining the Patriots for the 2014 season, starting first on the practice squad, then being promoted to the active roster. He was released by the Patriots this September, signing four days later with the Dolphins practice squad and bouncing back and forth between the active roster and the practice squad over the next several weeks.