The Buffalo Bills haven't given up on pursuing Miami tight end Charles Clay even as the Miami Dolphins made moves to secure enough cap space to match the constraints of a potential offer sheet. While recent Miami trades of big-money players had given an indication that Buffalo's chances were dwindling, Tim Graham of The Buffalo News reported Saturday night that the negotiations may be turning in Buffalo's favor.
Knowledgable source tells me Dolphins have "lost patience" with and "moved on" from Charles Clay. At moment, Fins expect him to be a Bill.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) March 15, 2015
Dolphins will keep the transition tag on Charles Clay, so they'll still have final say. But they've apparently turned the page.— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) March 15, 2015
If the Dolphins are ready to move on, as is reported, this bodes well for Buffalo's chances of landing the player who was reportedly their top target in this free agency period. The 26-year-old tight end would continue upgrading Buffalo's offensive depth chart, which found itself with a hole after the team cut Scott Chandler earlier this week.
The aforementioned transition tag allows Miami to match any offer Buffalo makes if they so choose.