Bills Interested in TE Charles Clay

Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News believes that the Bills are interested in Charles Clay of the Miami Dolphins. Clay could play as a H-back in Buffalo's offense in 2015.

The Buffalo Bills are looking to upgrade at tight end in free agency or the draft. Bills GM Doug Whaley recently stated that offensive coordinator Greg Roman is "a big tight end guy," so expect the Bills to be aggressive as they look to upgrade the position.

According to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, the Bills are "taking a hard look" at Charles Clay of the Miami Dolphins. Clay is coming off of a season where he caught 58 passes for 605 yards and three touchdowns over 14 games. A nagging knee injury and hamstring issues hampered Clay throughout the year. In 2013, Clay caught 69 passes for 759 yards and six touchdowns.

What makes Clay appealing is that he can play as a H-back (tight end/fullback mix) in Buffalo's offense. Clay finished 11th among all tight ends in run blocking this season according to Pro Football Focus (Subscription Required). Roman will be looking for someone who can block for the likes of Fred Jackson, Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. Adding a traditional fullback is also an option for the team.

Currently, the Bills have Scott Chandler, MarQueis Gray and Chris Gragg under contract for 2015. Lee Smith, the team's blocking tight end, will hit free agency. Clay would significantly improve Buffalo's talent at the position and Gray and Gragg would probably have to battle over the last tight end spot on the team's depth chart. In addition to strengthening Buffalo's roster, signing Clay away from the Dolphins would also weaken a division rival.


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