Charles Clay | TE | Miami Dolphins
Posted: 3/19/2015 2:09pm et
Miami Dolphins transition free-agent TE Charles Clay's five-year, $38 million offer sheet he signed with the Buffalo Bills will not be matched by the Dolphins, according to a source. Clay will now become a member of the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: While it's not officially official, it's most definitely looking like the Bills' reconfigured offense will feature Clay at TE, LeSean McCoy at RB and Sammy Watkins and Percy Harvin as the top two WRs. Now about that QB position ...
Posted: 3/19/2015 12:26am et
Miami Dolphins transition free-agent TE Charles Clay is expected to land with the Buffalo Bills after signing a five-year, $38 million offer sheet with Buffalo Tuesday, March 17, according to a source. The Dolphins have five days to match the offer sheet, but they aren't expected to. Clay is set to make $24.5 million in the first two years of the deal. The total deal is 'only for $38 million for five years. Miami's last offer to Clay was for four years and $27 million, including less than $14 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins moved on relatively quickly to Jordan Cameron, and the Bills bailed them out with an offer for Clay. No need for the five-day waiting period; bank on Clay officially becoming a Bill this weekend.
Posted: 3/17/2015 9:04pm et
Miami Dolphins transition free-agent TE Charles Clay signed an offer sheet from the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday, March 17. According to the Buffalo News, it's a five-deal worth $38 million, with more than $20 million guaranteed. The Dolphins have five days to match the offer.
Huddle Up: As expected, the Bills have structured the deal to make it tough for their division rivals to match, especially with the big $$$ they just allotted to sign Ndamukong Suh. Miami, though, already has its TE fall-back plan in place with the signing of Jordan Cameron. Adding Clay, meanwhile, would make for quite an offseason of offensive upgrades for the Bills, who have traded for LeSean McCoy and signed WR Percy Harvin.
Posted: 3/15/2015 11:17pm et
According to reports, Miami Dolphins transition free-agent TE Charles Clay is no longer in long-term contract talks with the team, and Miami is waiting on an offer sheet from the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins have signed free-agent Jordan Cameron but still would have to keep and pay Clay for next season if he somehow doesn't land another deal -- most notably this rumored impending offer from the Bills that everybody has seemingly been hearing about for weeks now.
Posted: 3/15/2015 5:04pm et
Miami Dolphins transition free-agent TE Charles Clay is not expected to return to the team, and the Dolphins expect him to sign with the Buffalo Bills, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Huddle Up: Buffalo also reportedly is close to a deal with WR Percy Harvin but has been unable to close the deal on either player so far. Still, the team didn't re-sign TE Scott Chandler and certainly needs a TE with Chis Gragg and Chris Manhertz currently topping the depth chart.
Posted: 3/14/2015 1:05am et
Miami Dolphins transition free-agent TE Charles Clay did not receive an offer from the Buffalo Bills on Friday, March 13, but the Bills will make an offer in the near future, according to a source.
Huddle Up: We've heard this for the last week or two it seems, but most of the signs are pointing in that direction with Dolphins signing Jordan Cameron on Thursday and former Buffalo TE signing with the Patriots on Friday.
Posted: 3/8/2015 3:27pm et
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent TE Charles Clay is expected to receive a multi-year offer from the Buffalo Bills, according to a source. The Dolphins placed the transition tag on Clay and would have seven days to match the offer if he signs with the Bills.
Huddle Up: The four-year vet is guaranteed $7.1 million for 2015 under the transition tag, but a multi-year offer with more guaranteed money would certainly be more enticing to Clay and one that the Dolphins likely wouldn't be able to match given the team's reported impending signing of DT Ndamukong Suh. Clay caught 58 passes for 605 yards and three TDs last season and would be strong addition to the offensive makeover already underway in western N.Y.
Posted: 3/3/2015 11:49am et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay has received the rarely-used transition tag. The transition tag for tight ends is worth $7.071 million.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins wanted to keep Clay -- amid rumors that the likes of the Bills and Broncos were interested -- but didn't want to use the franchise tag. Clay can still field free-agent offers, and the Dolphins have the right to match any deal, but if they don't, they won't receive any compensation. Still, t looks as if Clay will remain in South Beach for a fifth straight season coming off back-to-back years of 58-plus catches and 600-plus yards.
Posted: 2/23/2015 3:55pm et
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent TE Charles Clay is expected to receive at least $6 million per season in his next contract, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Bills are reportedly one of the teams interested in making Clay a big offer; looks like Clay's house will be the place to be camping out for early free agency activity.
Posted: 2/22/2015 6:07pm et
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent TE Charles Clay is a player the Buffalo Bills are considering pursuing in free agency.
Huddle Up: Naturally, Clay seems to be on the radar screens of several of the Dolphins' divisional opponents (Buffalo & N.E.) and why not as he has the look of an up-and-comer who's already producing numbers than rank with the league's top TEs, standing sixth at his position with 127 total receptions over the last two seasons.
Posted: 1/25/2015 1:37pm et
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent TE Charles Clay is a player that the Dolphins would like to re-sign and are expected to offer him a contract in the next few weeks.
Huddle Up: Clay is a productive, under-the-radar TE who fits Miami's system and a player the Dolphins shouldn't have to break the bank to re-sign . He had a career season with 69 catches for 759 yards and six TDs in 2013 but slipped to 58-605-3 this past year in an injury-hampered season.
Posted: 12/26/2014 4:45pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Clay, who's been hot with 12 catches for 173 yards over the last two games, should play, but his fantasy owners will definitely need to check the pre-game status reports Sunday to be certain.
Posted: 12/12/2014 10:37pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Clay is expected to play against New England but he won't be 100 percent. He's a TE2 option this week.
Posted: 12/5/2014 6:43pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 5, and is questionable for Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Clay has missed the last 2 games and his status remains an enigma. Hopefully, though, his owners already have a usable fill-in option in place if he's ruled out again Sunday morning.
Posted: 12/1/2014 7:59pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 13 game.
Huddle Up: No real surprise here since Clay was listed as doubtful. Backup Dion Sims will get another start at tight end.
Posted: 11/29/2014 8:39pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) didn't practice Saturday, Nov. 29, and is doubtful for Monday Night Football in Week 13.
Huddle Up: Clay is going to miss his second straight game. Dion Sims will start against the Jets. He had four catches for 31 yards filling in for Clay last week.
Posted: 11/28/2014 5:54pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) did not practice Friday, Nov. 28, and could miss Monday night's game versus the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Not a good sign at all after Clay was at least able to put in some limited work Thursday. If he can't go, Dion Sims will again be the team's primary pass-catching TE option.
Posted: 11/26/2014 6:54pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Encouraging to see Clay out there in the first practice of the week after sitting out Week 12, but you're going to need to monitor his progress the next few days as well.
Posted: 11/21/2014 6:37pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 21, and he is doubtful for Week 12 against the Denver Broncos. Clay suffered a setback in practice this week, and he's been nursing a sore right knee since training camp. TE Dion Sims would replace Clay in the starting lineup, with TE Gator Hoskins serving as the backup. Sims has caught nine passes for 124 yards and a touchdown this year.
Huddle Up: This is shaping up to be Clay's first missed game of the year, and Sims would be a suitable plug-in if your league waiver-wire is completely picked over.
Posted: 11/20/2014 3:48pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 12 because of a knee injury.
Huddle Up: The late-afternoon kickoff in Denver isn't in the favor of Clay's fantasy owners so make other TE plans if you prefer to play it safe.
Posted: 11/6/2014 6:50pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Clay, who is coming off his best game (5-65-1) of the season and has scored in 2 of the Dolphins last 3 games, should be good to go Sunday in Detroit.
Posted: 8/21/2014 3:56pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) is expected to play in the third preseason game after missing the first two preseason games because of a knee injury. Clay has participated in practice this week and appeared to be fine.
Huddle Up: Good news for a player who's a sleeper TE1 on more than a few draft boards this month.
Posted: 8/17/2014 11:35pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) did not play in the second preseason game because of a knee injury, but said he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season. He does not know if he will be able to participate in practice this upcoming week.
Huddle Up: Clay finished as fantasy's seventh-best TE a year ago, but currently owns an ADP of 14th at the position, mainly due to the health uncertainty. If you draft two TEs, he's certainly worth a flier.
Posted: 8/14/2014 2:22pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) has been unable to practice this week.
Huddle Up: The Fins' top TE reportedly is experiencing issues with a knee he had arthroscopic surgery on during the offseason and has been unable to do much of anything in camp so far. In the meantime, there's no real choice but to start edging him down your draft board until we get some positive news.
Posted: 8/4/2014 9:27am et
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 4. He's likely to miss multiple days.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins have been battling all kinds of injuries this training camp, making it difficult for the new offensive coordinator to get everyone on the same page--especially when the key is to run plays more quickly. An extended absence for Clay would limit is opportunity to get up to speed with the new offense and limit his fantasy effectiveness--especially early in the season.