Controversy! Twitter unsure if Miami Dolphins sent Jay Ajayi or MarQueis Gray to Eagles

Do you know these men? For the record, that’s the real MarQueis Gray on the left, Sammy Watkins in the middle and Cordarrelle Patterson on the right.

DAVIE — MarQueis Gray was not traded by the Dolphins.

He will not be carrying the ball Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Who said he would be?


After running back Jay Ajayi was traded to Philly, the account @AroundTheNFL tweeted that “Jay Ajayi ‘excited’ to play with ‘special’ Carson Wentz” … but posted it with Gray’s photo.

“That’s crazy, right?” said Gray, a tight end. “What the heck?”

Actually, Gray knows exactly what the heck. This isn’t his first case of mistaken identity.

“It happened before,” Gray said. “Not Jay, but they call me other players. All they see is dreads, because they barely see our faces.”

So while Gray was with the Bills, people mistook him for receiver Sammy Watkins.

When Gray joined the Vikings, people thought he was receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

“Sorry, he’s not me,” Gray will tell people.

Never had the temptation to sign a phony autograph?

“No, no, no,” Gray said, laughing. “I don’t take it that far.”

Gray, who took it in stride to the point that he retweeted the erroneous tweet, isn’t sure if the opposite has occurred — if any of other dreadlocked players have ever been mistaken for him. As for which players he prefers to be mistaken for?

“I just want to be known for myself,” he said.

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