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Charles Clay | Tight End

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Tulsa
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The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have "privately indicated" they'd like to re-sign impending free agent TE Charles Clay.
This comes as no real surprise as Clay and DT Jared Odrick are Miami's top two free agents. Clay is coming off a down year where he fought through a season-long knee injury. It should help lower his price. Clay is one of the more versatile finesse tight ends in the league with the ability to line up in the backfield. Jan 25 - 11:10 AM

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ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker believes the Dolphins will try to re-sign impending free agent TE Charles Clay before free agency begins.

Clay had a down year in 2014, catching 58 balls for 605 and three touchdowns while battling through knee and hamstring injuries. He is still one of the most versatile H-backs in the league, and would likely generate plenty of interest on the open market despite the down season. The Dolphins would be smart to lock him up early.
Source: ESPN
Jan 17 - 9:05 AM

Charles Clay secured 5-of-6 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Clay finishes his contract year with 58 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns. He battled a knee injury for most of the season and struggled to establish a consistent role in first-year OC Bill Lazor's system. When healthy, Clay is one of the league's most underrated H-back/tight ends. He turns 26 in February. If the Fins let Clay hit the free agent market, he should generate plenty of interest because of his versatility. The Fins would be smarter to "buy low" and lock up Clay for the next few seasons.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Charles Clay secured 6-of-10 targets for 114 yards in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

The Vikings have been stout versus tight ends all season, but Clay went to work on short and intermediate patterns, racking up three receptions for 40 yards in the first half. He was "vultured" in the red zone on a 14-yard touchdown pass to No. 2 tight end Dion Sims in the second quarter. Clay sparked Miami's offense on a third-quarter gain of 41 yards. We have very little beef with what first-year OC Bill Lazor has done with Miami's 2014 offense, but underutilizing Clay could be one quibble. The Dolphins will close out their season in Week 17 against the Jets.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 16.

Clay didn't have any setbacks this week. He's a TE2 for the fantasy finals.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee, hamstring) remained limited on Thursday.

The Dolphins appear to be trying to set a record for "limited" designations with Clay. He's a TE2 for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Clay didn't suffer any setbacks last week. He'll be a TE2 for the fantasy finals.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 6-of-7 targets for 59 yards in the Dolphins' Week 15 loss to the Patriots.

It was an average day for Clay, who has found the end zone only twice this season. He'll be a low-risk, moderate-reward TE2 for the fantasy finals.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) remained limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Clay will play through his hamstring/knee issues. He's a TE2 for Sunday's matchup with New England.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Clay doesn't get in full practices. He'll be a TE2 for Week 15.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Clay was held to 30 snaps in his return last week. He isn't a recommended streaming option for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 2-of-3 targets for 41 yards in Miami's Week 14 loss to the Ravens.

Active for the first time in three weeks, Clay drew as many targets as Dion Sims. Injury prone and getting inconsistent looks, Clay is off the TE1 radar for the stretch run.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:04:00 PM

Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) is active for Week 14 against the Ravens.

With Clay operating at less than 100 percent health and Dion Sims coming on in recent weeks, he's not a recommended TE1. Inactive for the Dolphins are CB Cortland Finnegan, CB Jamar Taylor, RB LaMichael James, LB Jonathan Freeny, LB Chris McCain, OG Nate Garner and OG Billy Turner.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Charles Clay (hamstring/knee) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

He was limited in Friday's practice. Owners seeking Week 14 streamers should look to healthier options in the first round of the fantasy playoffs.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 03:40:00 PM

Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) remained limited on Thursday.

The "limited" tags don't offer much insight into Clay's Week 14 status, as he's rarely gotten in full practices this season. Clay is tentatively expected to be ready for Sunday's showdown with the Ravens, but owners must have a back-up plan ready for their low-end TE1.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 05:09:00 PM