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Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills attempting to sign Charles Clay to contract

The Miami Dolphins are working to re-sign their free agent tight end out from under the Buffalo Bills.

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We knew the Buffalo Bills weren't alone in their pursuit of Charles Clay. Even as word came down this morning that Clay's next stop was with the Cleveland Browns, no one has reported that the tight end has left Buffalo. But now the Miami Dolphins are interested in re-working Clay's deal according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

If the Dolphins sign Clay to a contract, it would replace his transition tag salary and cap hit. If he agrees with the Bills, however, the Dolphins will have five days to match the offer dollar-for-dollar and term-for-term in order to secure his services. If Miami wants to keep Clay but control the terms of his deal, they can still pounce.

For what it's worth at this time of year, Bills general manager Doug Whaley said on Sirius NFL Radio Thursday that the Bills were still mulling over whether they should offer Clay a contract. They released longtime starter Scott Chandler on Wednesday.