Tight end Charles Clay had a strong first season with the Buffalo Bills. Over 13 games, Clay caught 51 passes for 528 yards and three touchdowns while also contributing as a blocker in Buffalo's offense. Clay missed the final three games of the season with a back injury but he told John Murphy on the Bills webshow Unfiltered that he's fully recovered now.
"I had a minor deal," Clay said. "It's not bad now, I mean I feel good. I'm recovered now. I got out there and did some running so it's a good deal, man. We were kind of scared, anytime you have a back deal you know? It definitely wasn't anything major."
Although Clay mentioned being scared after suffering the injury against the Philadelphia Eagles, he noted that he could have played down the stretch if a playoff berth was on the line.
"Oh it's no question," Clay stated when asked if he would have pushed to return to the lineup early.
Clay signed a five year, $38 million contract with Buffalo last season so knowing he's completely healthy at this point in offseason is great news for Bills fans. Early in the 2015 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that there were questions about how long Clay would be able to play in his career due to a knee issue. Clay didn't miss anytime with knee issues this year, which is an encouraging sign.null