Report: Bills Interested in Charles Clay


With only a few weeks until the 2015 free-agency period begins, Charles Clay has drawn interest from an AFC East foe of the Miami Dolphins.

On Sunday, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, reported Charles Clay is on the Buffalo Bills’ radar and they are interested in pursuing the play-making tight end. Carucci noted the Bills are taking a “hard look” at Clay.

The Bills’ new offensive coordinator Greg Roman is noted to be a “big tight end guy” who is looking to complement his offense with a young, athletic tight end.

Most recently, Roman spent three seasons with the San Francisco 49’ers where he served as an offensive coordinator. With Vernon Davis in Roman’s pocket at San Francisco, the move makes sense for Roman and the Bills.

Clay, who has made a living in Miami with his big-play potential and ability to become a reliable target for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, could be approaching free agency come March 10.

Due to the Bills’ lack of production from the tight end position, it is likely the Bills will pursue a tight end either in free-agency or the NFL Draft, making it likely that Clay could stay in the AFC East.

Looking at the current state of the Bills’ depth chart, Scott Chandler is the Bills’ most reliable target, followed by Lee Smith, MarQueis Gray and Chris Gragg.

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  • For the Dolphins, it was rumored they were highly interested in resigning Clay, but not much has come of the resigning to date. With this pursuit from a conference contender, the Dolphins may be eager to resign Clay.

    Clay is coming off of a season that he started 14 of the Dolphins’ 17 games, accounting for 58 receptions and three touchdowns, a slight decline to his breakout season in 2013. Clay has spent all four seasons with the Dolphins after being drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

    Aside from tight end, we also saw Clay play in the backfield at full back for his first few seasons with the Dolphins, but was notably unreliable at blocking. Since then, Clay has switched over to tight end, where he was quick to receive fame for his ability to break tackles and go for big plays.

    Seeing as though Clay is now drawing attention as we near free agency, we will wait and see if the Dolphins make a move on their tight end.

    If the Dolphins want to re-sign Clay, they will have to have a contract negotiated by March 10 at 4 p.m. ET.

    Do you think the Dolphins should pursue re-signing Charles Clay?