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May 17, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS
Jerry Gray, the Rams' first-round draft choice, does not plan to work out with the team until he has signed a contract. The defensive back from Texas participated in a non-contact spring drill Wednesday at Rams Park but did not practice Thursday, on the advice of his agent, Calvin Guidry, who preferred that his client not risk an injury. Sessions will continue through next Thursday. Guidry, president of Champion Players Inc. of Austin, Tex., said: "We have an understanding.
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March 31, 1992 | Associated Press
Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jerry Gray confirmed Monday night that he will play for the Houston Oilers next season. "I'm happy," Gray told KRIV-TV in Houston. "I think it's great for me. I'm from Texas, and this gives me an opportunity to play in my home state." Gray, the Rams' first-round draft choice in 1985, lost his starting job to Todd Lyght at midseason. Gray had 39 tackles and three interceptions, one a 59-yard touchdown return. Gray reportedly will earn $750,000.
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September 14, 1988 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Charles Chin, fast becoming the agent to Ram stars, has formally announced that he is now representing cornerback Jerry Gray, who desperately wants his contract renegotiated. Gray, named to the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons, is supposed to make $200,000 this season and $250,000 in 1989. Those numbers, according to Chin, are going to change. "We're going to get on this ASAP," Chin said Tuesday.
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February 2, 1992 | TIM KAWAKAMI
In the first personnel decisions of the second Chuck Knox era, the Rams left Jerry Gray, Duval Love, Buford McGee, Marcus Dupree, Doug Smith and Mike Piel unprotected on their Plan B list.
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September 28, 1990 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Pro Bowl cornerback Jerry Gray, who will be activated off the injured reserve list Monday, is fairly sure he won't be favoring the left knee he injured in the Rams' last exhibition game. Because he hurt the knee in such a freakish manner, colliding with cornerback Alfred Jackson in the end zone after a pass, Gray said he isn't concerned about reinjuring it in the normal flow of a game and he should be 100% for the Rams' next game, Oct. 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals at Anaheim Stadium.
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January 16, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Ram cornerback Jerry Gray has agreed to terms on a one-year contract that will reportedly pay him about $500,000 in 1990, a source close to the deal said Monday. Gray, who will make his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl appearance this season, just concluded the last year of a contract that paid him $250,000 in 1989. Gray would have become a restricted free agent Feb.
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May 22, 1985 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
Jerry Gray has noticed on his brief visits to Los Angeles that it isn't much like his hometown of Lubbock, Tex., most famous for cattle and Red Raider football at Texas Tech. "I love California," Gray says. Lubbock, of course, once inspired a country music lyric: "Happiness is Lubbock in my rear-view mirror." Gray hedges. "I won't say that, because I want to get my mom a home there." But he long has aspired to improving his standard of living, which may explain the nickname.
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November 19, 1986 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
Your newest Ram trivia quiz, as administered by that widely known proctor, LeRoy Irvin. Best passer? "He can pass the ball as well as any of our quarterbacks," Irvin says. Fastest runner? "He's as fast as anyone on the team." Best jumper? "Great leaping ability." And now, of course, the hints that hurt: --Most likely to wake up in a cold sweat, mumbling, "Die, Iowa, die." --Former favorite pal of opposing quarterbacks everywhere.
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May 24, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In case you have a shorter memory than Fritz Shurmur, the Rams were dead last in the NFL in pass defense last season. Shurmur, the Rams' defensive coordinator, had to watch as one of the league's best passing offenses shot holes in his secondary during practice all week, then had to bear much of the same Sunday before facing the onslaught of instant replays in the film room. Shurmur is hardly the only one in the Ram organization who's determined there won't be a repeat performance in 1990.
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February 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Fittingly, in a game dominated by defense, the Pro Bowl's most valuable player was a cornerback, Jerry Gray of the Rams. Gray provided one defensive touchdown, on a Pro Bowl record 51-yard interception return, and Minnesota nose tackle Keith Millard provided another with a fumble return of eight yards for as the NFC beat the AFC, 27-21, Sunday at Aloha Stadium.
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October 31, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A quietly defiant Jerry Gray, the wrong cornerback at the wrong time in the wrong system, proudly took his place as a backup defensive back Wednesday, only two seasons after being named the most valuable player in the Pro Bowl. No. 1 draft choice Todd Lyght, as expected, officially was moved ahead of Gray, 28, at left cornerback for this Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints at Anaheim Stadium--and almost certainly for the rest of this season.
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October 29, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although John Robinson clearly did not want to say so Monday, it is almost certain that four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jerry Gray's grip on a starting job will be the most dramatic casualty of Sunday's embarrassing 31-14 beating by Atlanta. Barring a sudden change of heart, Gray will be replaced at left cornerback by No. 1 pick Todd Lyght.
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September 16, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI and JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It has been a long time between interceptions for Jerry Gray, so he took some time to savor his interception and 59-yard touchdown return Sunday night. Gray was disappointed by the Rams' 24-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints, but he was warmed by his first big play in more than a season. "It feels like I'm back to 1989, when I was at my best," Gray said. "That's when I felt like they could send their best at me, and I was making many big plays."
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July 18, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A little ragged around the corners last year, the Rams were one for two in getting their projected starting cornerbacks into training camp on time. And late Wednesday, the Rams came to terms with wide receiver Flipper Anderson, agreeing to extend his contract three more years beyond 1991. Anderson, who was scheduled to be paid $220,000 this season, is believed to have agreed to a contract that will pay him an average of about $600,000 through 1994.
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May 23, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams and veteran cornerback Jerry Gray are very near to agreeing to terms on a multi-year deal, according to several team sources, and could announce the agreement as soon as next week. Gray was excused from the team's mini-camp Wednesday to meet with his agent, Marvin Demoff, who has had at least one extensive negotiating session with the Ram front office. "I think it's done in spirit," said one Ram official.
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December 27, 1990 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The real Jerry Gray was lost the moment he crashed to the RFK Stadium grass on a late August night, and has not yet returned. Some say the real Rams disappeared that night, too, also never to return. What we have seen since is merely a wounded replica of the real thing, Gray says, a damaged man playing a position that does not receive sympathy.
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September 7, 1990
DEFENSE 1989 STATISTICS Interceptions No. Yards Avg. LG TD Jerry Gray 6 48 8.0 27t 1 LeRoy Irvin 3 43 14.3 18 0 Michael Stewart 2 76 38.0 41t 1 Fred Strickland 2 56 28.0 29 0 Clifford Hicks 2 27 13.5 27 0 Vince Newsome 1 81 81.0 81t 1 Frank Stams 1 20 20.0 20 0 Darryl Heney 1 10 10.0 10 0 Mel Owens 1 4 4.0 4 0 Sacks No. Kevin Greene 16.
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November 9, 1990 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The focus never wavers, the glare in his eyes never softens, and his team never loses. At least it hasn't lost in 1990. This season, Coach Bill Parcells, the grumpiest winner around, has his undefeated New York Giants playing and thinking just the way he demands them to: One victory at a time. And while prognosticators and network visionaries are jumping ahead excitedly to the Giants' Monday night matchup with the San Francisco 49ers on Dec.
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