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Postby DUKE » Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:39 am

Vicki Hall
The Edmonton Journal


Thursday, December 18, 2003

Journal Stock / Ricky Ray

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EDMONTON - Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Ricky Ray auditioned this week for 10 National Football League teams at the Denver Broncos training facility.

The 24-year-old showed off his accuracy, arm strength and poise in the pocket on Tuesday morning during the hour-long session designed to give scouts an up-close look at the CFL sensation.

"You get a bit nervous when you have that many people out to watch you," Ray said Wednesday in a phone interview from his off-season home in California. "You get a bit of the jitters before a workout, just like you do before a game.

"I think it went well," Ray said. "I got some positive feedback, but we'll have to wait and see what happens."

A second group audition is tentatively scheduled for early January. Four teams couldn't make the workout on Tuesday, but want to see the young quarterback in person.

"The interest level is high," agent Ken Staninger said from his Montana office. "We had 10 individual teams represented in Denver and seven of the 10 are still involved in the playoff race. For them to send some of their hierarchy to watch Ricky work out -- that tells you something.

"But it's too early to know what it all means. I've been doing this long enough. Ricky had a good, solid workout. He was sharp. Where that's going to lead us, I'm not sure."

Staninger declined to identify the teams in attendance on Tuesday, but the Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns are believed to be in the hunt for the Sacramento State product.

The Broncos are obviously interested in the six-foot-three, 215-pound pivot who has an uncanny ability to read defences. Team officials gave him a tour of the facility on Monday and met with him that night to discuss the possibility of playing in the Mile High City.

Under the provisions of the CFL-NFL agreement, Ray is eligible to sign with a team south of the border from Dec. 29 to Feb.

"The Eskimos have made it very clear that they want Ricky back," said Staninger, who also represents Dickenson. "They would love to have him back.

"They understand we're not really interested in discussing that until after we've exhausted the options in the NFL. But the lines of communication are always open with Edmonton."

The next two months promise to be eventful for Ray both professionally and personally. He is to marry his high school sweetheart, Allyson Tsuda, on Jan. 17.
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Postby Canadian Seahawk » Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:29 pm

all I know is that CFL wise this kid is good!!!
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Postby TTTBone » Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:46 pm

From what I've read, the kid is good. Everyone seems to comment on his ability to read defenses and find the open reciever. Lotta NFL teams could use improvement from their QB's in that department. Good Luck, Kid!!!
Wouldn't mind seeing him compete with Nall as Favre's successor.
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Postby Purple_Pride » Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:20 am

in the CFL he has been crazy good and he's only 24. Love to see him wind up somewhere where he has a chance to become a starter in the near future.
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Postby Guttpuppy » Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:39 pm

Todd McMahon, News-Chronicle

The Packers apparently view CFL star Ricky Ray as possibly the quarterback of the future who could sustain the Titletown legacy. With all indications that head coach/general manager Mike Sherman will address a successor to Brett Favre this off-season, the guessing game could be put to rest in the next week or two.
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Postby VHawk15 » Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:43 pm

Hmm...could be a nice little FA pick-up one day.
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Postby TTTBone » Wed Jan 28, 2004 5:56 pm

Nice find and update GP. ;-D
Here's the full article
http://www.greenbaynewschron.com/packer ... cle=124115
interesting stuff... like I said Ray and Nall would be a good competition to succeed Favre.
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Postby deftdelivery » Wed Jan 28, 2004 6:04 pm

Ricky Ray...sounds like a stage name :-?

Love to see talent from other leagues join in ;-D
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Postby CKY_ROX » Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:13 pm

hes a good player, some real good QB's came from CFL, Flutie, garcia and others
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Postby Roseman » Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:07 pm

Canadian Seahawk wrote:all I know is that CFL wise this kid is good!!!


I know he has the arm and the smarts to be a great QB in either league but he is a little on the small side the question is can he take the beating
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