Coach Sean McDermott said Clay (hamstring) wouldn't participate in Monday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Coming out of a bye week, the Bills reconvened Monday for an informal practice, but the team's first official session for Week 12 won't come until Wednesday. Another update on the extent of Clay's involvement in practice will be available on that day, but there's been little indication the tight end is ready for on-field work. While Clay was sidelined for the Bills' final game before the bye week Nov. 11 against the Jets, Jason Croom and Logan Thomas split snaps at the position, combining for one reception for one yard on one target. Neither would profile as a particularly appealing fantasy option if Clay is withheld from action again Sunday at home against Jacksonville.
Clay (hamstring) will not play Sunday against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Clay did not participate in the Bills' first two practice sessions of the week, and head coach Sean McDermott wasted no time Friday morning ruling him out for Week 10. McDermott indicated the Bills are considering adding a tight end to the roster, but regardless, either Logan Thomas or Jason Croom figures to get the start in Clay's place.
Clay (hamstring) was listed as a non-participant at Thursday's practice. Per Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo, Clay was spotted working with trainers off to the side during the portion of practice that was open to the media. The tight end was also a spectator for Wednesday's practice and was labeled by coach Sean McDermott as "week-to-week" Monday, so there doesn't seem to be much hope for Clay playing in Week 10 against the Jets. If the veteran is sidelined, Jason Croom and Logan Thomas would likely share snaps at tight end.
Clay (hamstring) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports. Bills coach Sean McDermott labeled Clay as "week-to-week" when he met with the media Monday, so it's hardly a surprise the veteran tight end isn't on the field two days later. Unless Clay's recovery from the hamstring issue takes a dramatic turn for the better over the next couple of days, he seems poised to miss his first game of the season Sunday against the Jets. If that's the case, Jason Croom -- who established season highs across the board in the Week 9 loss to the Bears with three receptions for 36 yards on five targets -- would likely step in as the Bills' starting tight end. Logan Thomas (seven catches for 40 yards in Week 9) would also see an elevated role at the position.
Clay, who suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's loss to the Bears, was labeled "week-to-week" by coach Sean McDermott on Monday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Clay rarely makes it through the season or even the practice week fully healthy, and with the latest injury it looks like he could be missing some game action. McDermott tends to label his guys "day-to-day" if they have at least a decent chance of playing in the next game, while he generally uses the "week-to-week" label for players that are expected to miss some time. We'll know more in Clay's case when the Bills resume practice Wednesday, while it can't hurt the 2-7 Bills to get a better look at younger options like Jason Croom and Logan Thomas,
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