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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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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

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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

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

Clay has been on a hot streak lately, but it might not carry over with Tyrod Taylor sidelined. He's not a recommended TE1 for Week 17.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Missing practice on Wednesday has become part of Clay's weekly routine. All four of Clay's touchdowns this year have come in his last three games. He'll get a juicy matchup against the Jets in Week 17, though his fantasy appeal does take a hit with E.J. Manuel under center.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 8-of-10 targets for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Dolphins.

The catches, yards and scores were all new season highs for a player who spent the first 3/4 of 2016 in hibernation. It hasn't helped fantasy owners, but perhaps makes the Bills feel a little bit better about Clay's awful contract. Clay will be on the DFS radar against the embarrassing Jets in Week 17.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 16 against the Dolphins.

Clay is always "limited" in practice and "questionable" on the final injury report. But he never misses games and remains a TE2 for championship week.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 12:30:00 PM

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

On a hot streak by his standards, Clay is a TE2.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 06:49:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 7-of-7 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Bills' Week 15 win over the Browns.

It was easily Clay's best game of the season. He made a great adjustment on an under-thrown ball to haul in his 19-yard touchdown. Despite his mini-resurrection the past two weeks, Clay will remain a low-end TE2 for the fantasy finals in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:15:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is questionable for Week 15 against the Browns.

Clay is always limited at practice but hasn't missed a game due to injury this year (he missed Week 13 to see the birth of his child). Even in a plus matchup with Cleveland, he isn't someone fantasy owners should be relying on.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:05:00 PM

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

Clay's next "full" practice will be his first. He offers zero upside as a TE2.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Charles Clay caught 3-of-6 targets for 52 yards and one touchdown in the Bills' Week 14 loss to the Steelers.

Clay's score was pretty impressive. The Steelers' defensive back went for the interception, missed it, and Clay caught it on the sideline and ran through another defender on his way to the end zone. The 40-yard touchdown was Clay's first score of the season. He's obviously a low-upside fantasy option.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Charles Clay will not play Week 13 against the Raiders due to the expected birth of his child.

Clay did not travel with the team to Oakland on Saturday, and it does not look like he will make the trip on his own. Clay has not contributed much this year, but the Bills are dangerously short of pass catchers. Sammy Watkins may be forced into more snaps than Buffalo would otherwise like to see.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 02:13:00 PM

Charles Clay (knee, questionable) did not travel with the team to Oakland because of the expected birth of his child.

Clay was listed as questionable with a knee injury as he has been most of the season, but it looks like he has a real chance to sit out this week because of the birth of his child. The Bills only said, "His game status remains questionable." Buffalo promoted TE Gerald Christian on Saturday, suggesting there is at least a chance Clay will sit, but he could certainly join his teammates in Oakland Saturday night or Sunday morning. Either way, he is not a viable fantasy play.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 01:19:00 PM

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