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Charles Clay | Tight End | #85

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Tulsa
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 6 (174) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Charles Clay (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.
Clay never practices on Wednesdays. He'll be fine for Sunday against the Patriots. Sep 28 - 12:24 PM

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Charles Clay was held catch-less on two targets in the Bills' Week 3 loss to the Cardinals.

It was a majorly disappointing effort from Clay in a game where Sammy Watkins (foot) was inactive. Clay is low-floor, low-ceiling waiver-wire fodder.
Sep 25 - 5:26 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is active for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

His status was never in doubt. With Sammy Watkins (foot) inactive and Patrick Peterson locking down the perimeter duo of Marquise Goodwin and Robert Woods, Clay has some sneaky attractiveness as a Week 3 tight end streamer.
Sep 25 - 12:15 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Clay missed Wednesday's practice but has been a limited participant the last two days. He should be fine for Sunday and could see more work than usual with Sammy Watkins' status up in the air. Clay is a TE2 with upside.
Sep 23 - 4:33 PM

Charles Clay (knee) returned to Bills practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Clay's Sunday status is not in doubt. With Sammy Watkins (foot) looking 50-50, at best, Clay's role should be bigger than usual. He still can't be trusted as more than a mid-range TE2.
Sep 22 - 5:11 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

He's been getting Wednesdays off through three weeks. Clay's knee has been an issue for months, if not years, but he'll be fine to play Week 3 vs. Arizona.
Sep 21 - 11:45 AM

Charles Clay caught 5-of-7 targets for 27 yards in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Jets.

One of Clay's missed connections was a brutal drop. Clay didn't make an impact on the game, a theme for him in Buffalo. When Clay isn't catching five passes for minimal yardage, he's catching 2-3 for even less. He's a last-gasp TE2 in fantasy.
Sep 16 - 12:12 AM

Charles Clay (knee) is active for Week 2 against the Jets.

Clay's health isn't a concern for the short-week showdown. With Sammy Watkins playing through a foot issue, Clay could be a target hog for Tyrod Taylor. The Bills' quarterback has precious few viable pass catchers.
Sep 15 - 7:01 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 2 against the Jets.

Clay didn't practice Monday, but got in two limited sessions Tuesday and Wednesday and should be fine for Thursday night. He's been getting some rest days for his knee dating back to camp. Clay is a middling TE2.
Sep 14 - 12:37 PM

Charles Clay (knee) was limited in Tuesday's practice.

Clay has a history of knee problems, and is going to be limited in a lot of practices this season. His status for Thursday night's game against the Jets is not in doubt. Even with Sammy Watkins at less than 100 percent and the Bills having very few mouths to feed on offense, Clay isn't more than a mid-range TE2.
Sep 13 - 3:45 PM

Charles Clay caught 2-of-3 targets for 40 yards in the Bills' Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

Both of Clay's catches were on lucky plays. Tyrod Taylor miraculously avoided a sack before eventually finding Clay open over the middle for a 33-yard gain. Clay's second grab went right through the hands of CB Shareece Wright on a should-be interception. Clay is the distant second option in the Bills' passing attack behind Sammy Watkins. Clay is a mid-range TE2.
Sep 11 - 5:39 PM

Charles Clay was held out of the Bills' third preseason game.

Clay has been "routinely" treated for lower-back problems at training camp, and the Bills weren't going to risk him in a meaningless game. If Clay can string together healthy weeks, he could flirt with high-end TE2 value in 2016.
Aug 26 - 11:43 PM

ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak reports trainers have routinely treated Charles Clay for a lower-back issue during camp.

Clay has not missed much time, but it is concerning after he sat out the final three games of last year dealing with a strained back. The Bills want to use their high-priced tight end more often this season, but that will be tricky if his back continues to act up. Clay does not need to be drafted in standard fantasy formats.
Source: ESPN
Aug 8 - 10:59 AM

The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci reports the Bills want to get Charles Clay more targets this season.

The coaching staff reportedly identified numerous plays in which Clay was open but not targeted last season, and their goal is to prevent that from happening this year. Clay had a couple big-target games, but he was too often left out of the gameplan. It does not sound like that will happen this season. With Sammy Watkins' health always a question mark, Clay could be in for a big role.
May 21 - 1:54 PM

Charles Clay has restructured his contract.

Clay had been set to count an absurd $13.5 million against the salary cap. The Bills' website expects the team to convert Clay's $10 million roster bonus into a signing bonus, which allows it to be prorated over the final four years of Clay's deal. Such a move would free up $7.5 million in 2016 space. Now 27, Clay posted three-year lows in catches (51) and yards (528) last season.
Feb 25 - 7:14 PM

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QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
3Cardale Jones
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3Reggie Bush
4Jonathan Williams
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Greg Salas
3Walter Powell
4Marcus Easley
WR21Robert Woods
2Marquise Goodwin
3Brandon Tate
4Kolby Listenbee
WR31Marquise Goodwin
TE1Charles Clay
2Jim Dray
3Nick O'Leary
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
LG1Richie Incognito
2Gabe Ikard
C1Eric Wood
2Patrick Lewis
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
K1Dan Carpenter