The Buffalo Bills signed Charles Clay to a five-year offer sheet in 2015 and boy did Charles Clay take them to the ringers. The total deal was worth $38 million for five years. In essence, the Bills gambled that Clay would stay on the roster for the length of the deal, and he did up until today.
Clay, 30, was entering the final year of his five-year contract before getting released today. The Bills entered the 2019 offseason with a good deal of cap space. On Friday, they added 4.5 million more.
In Clay’s four years he finished with 178 receptions for 1,822 yards and nine touchdowns. By the end of last season, Clay was a healthy scratch on the roster. The Bills needed to make this move and it was a smart one. This draft is stacked with tight ends and the Bills will likely land more than one to come in and compete with Jason Croom the former undrafted tight end from Tennessee who took the starting gig from Clay last season.
As a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan, I am happy to see the Bills brass making moves that needed to be made. Great move Brandon Beane and company.