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Sat, 05 Apr 2003 06:55:08 -0800
Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports free agent TE Troy Drayton, who hasnít played in the NFL in two years, worked out for the Washington Redskins on Friday.
Mon, 23 Sep 2002 06:32:31 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins rookie TE Randy McMichael said he wants to be the player the team looks for on third downs. So far this year, he is. McMichael leads the team with 11 catches for 186 yards and 2 TDs on the year. On Sunday, he had 5 receptions for 79 yards and 1 score. His 79 yards were the most by a Dolphins TE since Troy Drayton had 80-yards in a game back in 1997.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 19:44:51 -0700
Packers.com reports on the same day the team was officially awarded QB Michael Bishop off waivers from New England, the team waived veteran QB Billy Joe Tolliver. The team also acquired DL Giradie Mercer off waivers from the Patriots. TE Troy Drayton was also waived. DT Matt Keneley, waived injured August 19, has been placed on injured reserve.
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 15:19:34 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers TE Troy Drayton seems to have turned it on in practice after realizing heís on the bubble to make the team. What hurts Drayton from making the club is his bad knees wonít allow him to play on special teams.
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 22:08:45 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers TE Troy Drayton has looked sluggish in practice since the Packers signed him last weekend. The team will take more time to evaluate his performance. "I think he is just working himself into it," pro personnel director Reggie McKenzie said. McKenzie said the Packers would know more about Drayton's future with the team after the scrimmage Saturday night at Lambeau Field.
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 11:07:20 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports two first-year players are battling to make the Green Bay Packers roster as the third-string tight end. Adam Newman and Stevan Fontana both moved down the depth chart when the Packers signed free agent veteran Troy Drayton, but they still think they could make waves during training camp. Tight ends coach Jeff Jagodzinski said even with Drayton's acquisition, there are still roster spots to be won. Neither Newman nor Fontana has been getting as many reps as the veterans in camp, but Jagodzinski said they both have been working hard.
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 20:11:46 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports even after signing TE Troy Drayton over the weekend, Green Bay Packers VP of football operations Mark Hatley said TE end remained the No. 1 position for which the team is considering adding a player through trade. "That's one area we're still looking hard at," Hatley said.
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 20:54:20 -0700
John Clayton of ESPN reports the Green Bay Packers have agreed to a one-year, $477,000 contract with veteran free agent TE Troy Drayton. They also looked at veteran TE Blake Spence, a former New York Jet.
Thu, 23 Dec 1999 12:11:33 -0800
The Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins TE Troy Drayton underwent arthroscopic knee surgery today. He will miss this weekend's game against the New York Jets. The Dolphins will start TE Hunter Goodwin in his place.
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 09:30:00 -0700
Jason Cole reports in the Miami Herald that Dolphins TE Troy Drayton realizes the importance of the team's off-season workouts and that he is striving to be one of the best TEs in the league. "It's just like going through growing pains," Drayton said of the off-season work, which includes the team's third quarterback school this Tuesday through Thursday. "You realize after awhile in this league that there's a lot that goes into getting the ball and playing well. You have to have a relationship with the quarterback where he knows that you'll be there. You have to have the confidence of the offensive coordinator. You have to know how you fit into the team's plans." TE coach Pat Jones feels that a combination of blocking and receiving skills can make Drayton the best TE in the league. The key though is him being healthy and able to practice on a regular basis with the team. If it all comes together, Jones envisions a great blocker who can catch 50 passes. Drayton has a more profound goal. "I have a chance to be one of the best. I'm not in this game to just be mediocre . . . I'm here to be the best," Drayton said.
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