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Charles Clay | Tight End | #85

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Tulsa
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (174) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Bills coach Sean McDermott said Charles Clay underwent arthroscopic surgery on his knee Monday morning and will miss multiple weeks.
Pro Football Talk reports Clay is dealing with a torn meniscus and sprained MCL. The timeline McDermott mentioned suggests Clay had his meniscus trimmed rather than repaired, but he still is likely to miss around a month. It is terrible news for an offense bereft of pass-catching weapons. Perhaps Jordan Matthews will return after the bye, but right now this looks like an offense to stay away from outside of LeSean McCoy. Oct 9 - 1:05 PM

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Charles Clay was carted off with a knee injury in Sunday's game with the Bengals.

Clay was injured after making a 24-yard first quarter catch. He went down on a low contact play, suggesting it could be serious. It's another blow to a Buffalo offense already without Jordan Matthews. Clay was ruled out in the second half. Considering his history of knee issues, it won't be surprising if he misses time. Nick O'Leary and Logan Thomas will pick up Clay's snaps.
Oct 8 - 1:44 PM

Charles Clay caught 5-of-7 targets for 112 yards in Week 4 against Atlanta.

Clay accounted for almost all of Tyrod Taylor's passing yards. He has at least 50 yards or a touchdown in three-of-four games this season. Clay will remain locked in as a TE1 for Week 5 against the Bengals.
Oct 1 - 4:58 PM

Charles Clay caught six passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against Denver.

Clay was left wide open on a broken play in the red-zone for his touchdown. He's scored in 2-of-3 games to open the year, but has yet to go over 60 yards. Clay will remain a touchdown-dependent TE1 for Week 4 against the Falcons.
Sep 24 - 5:36 PM

Charles Clay (knee) was upgraded to a full practice on Thursday.

Clay got in a limited session on Wednesday. His status for Week 3 was never in question, though it's probably best to avoid him in a tough matchup with Denver.
Sep 21 - 2:05 PM

Charles Clay (knee) was limited on Wednesday.

Chuck rarely ever does much on Wednesdays and always plays on Sunday. Never 100 percent healthy, Clay is a workmanlike TE2 in fantasy.
Sep 20 - 2:40 PM

Charles Clay caught 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Panthers.

The Bills couldn't get anything going against the Panthers' elite defense. Clay seems to be one of Tyrod Taylor's top-two targets, but that's not going to mean a whole lot in this run-heavy offense. He'll be a bottom-barrel TE2 for Week 3 against the Broncos.
Sep 17 - 7:12 PM

Charles Clay (shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

The only difference between this and Clay's normal routine is that he's listed with his shoulder and not his knee. Clay will be out there as an upside TE2 against the Panthers.
Sep 14 - 6:02 PM

Charles Clay (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Seemingly never 100 percent, Clay always suits up on Sunday. We'd expect no different this time. As one of the Bills' top options, he has streaming appeal against the Panthers this week after seeing nine targets in Week 1.
Sep 13 - 3:45 PM

Charles Clay caught 4-of-9 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Jets.

Clay was targeted on Tyrod Taylor’s opening drive interception. He made up for it with a goal-line TD for Buffalo first score. Clay did all of his damage in the first half, with just one catch over the final two quarters. He was clearly Taylor's most trusted Week 1 option, but Clay's role figures to decrease as Jordan Matthews and Zay Jones get more involved.
Sep 10 - 5:04 PM

Charles Clay caught 4-of-7 targets for 47 yards in the Bills' third preseason game.

Clay has six catches through three summer appearances. He'll be a nice outlet for Tyrod Taylor/whomever is at quarterback, but Clay's already limited upside has been critically wounded with the Bills throwing in the towel on the 2017 season.
Aug 26 - 11:29 PM

The Bills plan to manage TE Charles Clay's (knee) practice reps this season.

Clay is still dealing with his 2016 knee issues. He rarely practiced last year, but only missed one game. With Buffalo not adding depth at tight end, Clay is in line for heavy snaps if he can stay healthy.
Jul 1 - 2:51 PM

Coach Sean McDermott said the Bills are "concerned with Charles (Clay's) knee situation."

Clay was signed as a highly paid restricted free agent in 2015, but has had "chronic" knee trouble since. Coach McDermott said they will be cautious with Clay moving forward, and will continue to manage his reps. Battling his knee problems last year, Clay missed several practices and was listed as questionable for most games. The injury will be something to monitor this offseason.
May 25 - 11:33 AM

Charles Clay corralled three-of-seven targets for 20 yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Clay’s second year in Buffalo was only marginally better than his first, though he finished strong with four touchdowns over his last four games. He led the Bills with 57 catches but did it while averaging an underwhelming 36.8 yards per game. Clay has proven to be a reliable check-down option for the Bills but he’s merely a TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Jan 1 - 4:54 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 17 against the Jets.

Clay should be ready to roll after returning to a limited practice on Thursday. He's been on fire lately with four touchdowns over his last three games. Despite his recent success, Clay won't be an appealing steamer with E.J. Manuel under center.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:19:00 PM

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2Mike Tolbert
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2Mike Tolbert
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Andre Holmes
3Deonte Thompson
WR21Zay Jones
2Brandon Tate
3Kaelin Clay
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Dion Dawkins
3Seantrel Henderson
LG1Richie Incognito
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2Ryan Groy
RG1John Miller
2Vlad Ducasse
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2Conor McDermott
K1Stephen Hauschka