December 27, 1999
New York Jets at Miami 6 p.m., channel 7 * The line: Miami by 3 1/2. * Injuries: Jets--QUESTIONABLE: S Steve Atwater (hamstring); DT Jason Wiltz (toe). Dolphins--QUESTIONABLE: WR Oronde Gadsden (ribs); RB J.J. Johnson (hamstring); WR O.J. McDuffie (toe). PROBABLE: TE Troy Drayton (knee); TE Hunter Goodwin (back); LB Robert Jones (triceps); CB Patrick Surtain (concussion); DE Jason Taylor (ankle); S Shawn Wooden (quadriceps).
October 2, 1996 |
The Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams both sought to rectify glaring weaknesses, with the Rams acquiring offensive lineman Bill Milner in exchange for tight end Troy Drayton. "This is an old-fashioned NFL trade--player for player, win, win for both teams," Ram General Manager Steve Ortmayer said. "We get a young, quality lineman for a tight end who helps Miami immediately." Following the deal, the Dolphins released 11-year veteran Keith Byars.
July 21, 1993 |
The Rams, who began training camp without any tight ends, signed two--veteran Travis McNeal, to a one-year contract, and Troy Drayton, their second-round pick. Drayton signed a three-year deal for $1.3 million. Drayton's first-year salary, which includes a reporting bonus, will be $365,000 in guaranteed money, according to NFL Players Assn. sources. Drayton will earn $456,250, which includes a $175,000 reporting bonus, in 1994 and $547,500 in the third year of the deal.
July 19, 1993 |
Running back Jerome Bettis and tight end Troy Drayton, drafted to beef up the Rams' offense this season, were no-shows for the opening of training camp Sunday evening. The Rams have $1.1 million remaining from their $2.139 million rookie salary cap to divide between Bettis and Drayton, but to date have been unable to satisfy their top two draft picks. Jay Zygmunt, Ram senior vice president, declined to comment Sunday. Bettis' agent, C.
September 19, 1994 |
Everything was beautiful. The Rams looked for their tight end. They found him. Touchdown. But a penalty was called on the play. So, the Rams called the same play again. They looked for their tight end. They found him. Touchdown. A tight end is like a mind. It's a terrible thing to waste. Me, Troy Drayton said. Throw the ball to me. Here I am. You can't miss me. I'm 6-3. I'm 255 pounds. Look at me in this mellow yellow uniform. I'm easy to spot. I look like a big canary.
September 16, 1994 |
The way things are going, a frustrated Troy Drayton couldn't be blamed for thinking it's a conspiracy: The 49ers rushed out to sign cornerback Deion Sanders just to make sure the tight end's streak without a catch remains intact Sunday. Not true, said Gary Plummer, football historian and San Francisco linebacker, the Rams need no help; they will make sure Drayton doesn't catch the ball. "I can put it in two words," Plummer said. "Chuck Knox." The Ram coach has made a blocker out of Troy Drayton.