Charles Clay will, indeed, be playing tight end for the Buffalo Bills in 2015. That according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who reports that the Miami Dolphins have already decided not to match the five-year, $38 million offer sheet that Clay signed with the Bills on Tuesday.
Dolphins are NOT matching 5-year, $38 million offer sheet that Buffalo gave TE Charles Clay, per sources. Bills have a new TE.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2015
Dolphins feel strongly about TEs Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims. They did not want to take 5 days to decide. They're moving on, so is Clay.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2015
When that decision becomes official, and Clay becomes an honest-to-goodness member of the Bills, it'll bring an end to a week-and-a-half long pursuit that involved private jets, salary cap manipulation, and a whole boatload of Internet angst.
Clay, 26, is entering his fifth NFL season, the first four of which he spent with the Dolphins. In that time frame, the former sixth-round pick out of Tulsa evolved from bit player to full-blown starter, and his versatile skill set will be a welcome addition to a thin depth chart in the Greg Roman offense. In his career to this point, Clay has caught 161 balls for 1,809 yards and 14 touchdowns.