Charles Clay Joins the Buffalo Bills

Charles Clay is the newest member of the Buffalo Bills. He'll join an offense that includes LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin and Robert Woods. On paper, this is one of the best offenses that Buffalo has fielded in years.

On Thursday, reports surfaced that the Miami Dolphins would not match the 5-year, $38 million contract that the Buffalo Bills offered Charles Clay. The Dolphins had five days to match the offer, but they made their decision official today. Clay is now a member of the Bills.

Buffalo took their time in creating a contract that they felt the Dolphins would have trouble matching. In addition to the overall salary, over $20 million of the deal is guaranteed. Miami invested over $100 million to Ndamukong Suh this offseason and quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be entering the final year of his rookie contract. Instead of giving out another large deal, Miami will rely on Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims.

The Bills will be getting a tight end that they can also use as a blocker in the backfield. Clay is extremely versatile in what he brings to Buffalo. Last season, Clay dealt with hamstring and knee issues but still finished the season with 58 receptions, 605 yards and three touchdowns. He broke out in 2013 after catching 69 passes for 759 yards and six touchdowns.

Clay joins a Bills offense that includes LeSean McCoy, Jerome Felton, Percy Harvin, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Fred Jackson. On paper, this is one of the best Bills rosters in years.


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