Chiefs sign QB Tyler Bray to a two-year extension

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Quarterback Tyler Bray is on the non-football injury list after spending the 2014 season on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Aug. 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) throws a pass during preseason action against the Minnesota Vikings at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Aug. 23, 2014; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) throws a pass during preseason action against the Minnesota Vikings at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

His absence on the field, however, apparently doesn’t mean the former Tennessee Volunteer hasn’t impressed the decision makers at One Arrowhead Drive.

The Chiefs signed Bray to a two-year, $1.925 million contract extension, a source familiar with the transaction confirmed Thursday with ChiefsDigest.com. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs haven’t announced the deal.

The 23-year-old Bray could earn up to $4.935 million in incentives and the deal, which runs through 2017,  includes the $510,000 he is scheduled to make in 2015, according to the source.

Field Yates of ESPN reported the signing first.

Bray suffered a torn ACL in early January and missed all of organized team activities, mandatory minicamp, training camp and three preseason games before the Chiefs placed him on the NFI list on Tuesday.

The Chiefs originally signed Bray in 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee, where he appeared in 28 games with 24 starts, completing 540 of 922 pass attempts for 7,444 yards with 69 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.

His 3,612 yards passing yards in 2012 ranked second on Tennessee’s season-record list behind current Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Bray, a native of Kingsburg, Calif., has not attempted a pass in the NFL.

The Chiefs currently have quarterbacks Alex Smith, Chase Daniel and Aaron Murray on the roster. Daniel enters the final year of his contract.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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