Bills release Charles Clay

Clay spent the past four years in Buffalo

Sal Capaccio
February 15, 2019 - 4:24 pm

The Buffalo Bills have released tight end Charles Clay.


Clay was scheduled to count $9 million towards the team’s salary cap in 2019. His release means the team frees up $4.5 million, but will have a dead cap hit of $4.5 million, as well.

The 30-year-old tight end spent his first four years in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, who placed the “transition tag” on him following the 2014 season. The Bills offered him a five year, $38 million contract with $24.5 in guarantees, including a $10 million signing bonus. Miami failed to match, allowing him to go to Buffalo.

In four seasons with the Bills, Clay caught 178 passes for 1,822 yards and nine touchdowns. However, he never played a full 16-game season in a Bills uniform, missing three games each of the past two seasons and 10 games in four years.

2018 was Clay’s worst season as a pro, catching only 21 passes for 184 yards and failing to score touchdown.

The Bills now only has Jason Croom under contract at the tight end position for 2019. Logan Thomas is a restricted free agent.

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