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Charles Clay to join Bills after Dolphins decline to match offer sheet

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Miami Dolphins will not match the offer sheet Charles Clay signed with the Buffalo Bills, meaning that our favorite football team has a new starting tight end.

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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.

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.