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85 Charles Clay TE

Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%1%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
13211848.8011

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Cardinals' Charles Clay: Lands on feet in Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay is signing a one-year contract with the Cardinals, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

The 30-year-old tight end was released by Buffalo on Friday after playing out four seasons of a five-year, $38 million contract. He'll settle for a much smaller figure this time around, receiving a $350,000 signing bonus on a deal that maxes out at $3.25 million including incentives, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Clay likely will challenge Ricky Seals-Jones (neck) for playing time, with more help possibly on the way once the Cardinals survey the landscape during free agency and the draft. It also won't come as any surprise if team ultimately releases 30-year-old blocking specialist Jermaine Gresham.

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Charles Clay: Cut by Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay was released by the Bills on Friday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.

Signed to a five-year, $38 million contract during the 2015 offseason, Clay never quite lived up to his paycheck but did start 53 games the past four seasons despite dealing with a number of injuries. Friday's transaction clears up $4.5 million on the 2019 cap sheet while leaving the Bills with Jason Croom and Logan Thomas (a restricted free agent) at tight end. Clay celebrated his 30th birthday earlier in the week and may have to settle for a part-time role on the open market.

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Bills' Charles Clay: May not return to Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay finished the 2018 season with just 21 catches on 36 targets for 184 yards over 13 games. He did not find the end zone.

Clay looks nowhere near the player that was once a big problem for secondaries, as this was his lowest output since the 2012 season, production nowhere near commesurate with his five-year, $38 million contract. He still has one year left on the deal, but his numbers are so far off from what the Bills are paying for -- not to mention he's almost always on the injury report -- there's talk the Bills might let him go a year early and reboot the position.

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Bills' Charles Clay: Surprise scratch Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against New England.

Clay has seen his workload reduced significantly during the back half of the season, as he's been targeted just five totals times since Week 8 (though a hamstring injury played at least a bit of a role in that). He's still been able to make the active roster, however, as Buffalo never had a week with both Jason Croom and Logan Thomas at 100 percent. According to Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com, that tight end duo is healthy this week, leaving the 29-year-old Clay as a healthy scratch.

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Bills' Charles Clay: Shut out in Week 15 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay was targeted just once in Sunday's win over the Lions and finished without a catch on 41 offensive snaps.

Clay was a good fantasy receiver at one point in his career but those days are long over, at least in this offense. He's simply not being looked at in the passing game, with just five targets over the last three games since he returned from a hamstring injury. Clay has somehow failed to find the end zone all season, while his game high in catches is four and yardage is 40. Ouch. He signed a five-year, $38 million contract with the Bills in March of 2015, but we imagine the relationship may be coming to a close soon.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18BAL0000
29/16/18LAC229210
39/23/18MIN218130
49/30/18GB440170
510/7/18TEN112120
610/14/18HOU420100
710/21/18IND314110
810/29/18NE336210
911/4/18CHI0000
1011/11/18NYJ0000
1211/25/18JAC0000
1312/2/18MIA1990
1412/9/18NYJ1660
1512/16/18DET0000
1612/23/18NE0000
1712/30/18MIA0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2011Miami Dolphins1491623314.64636112
2012Miami Dolphins1491821211.8312408
2013Miami Dolphins16156975911.067610336
2014Miami Dolphins14145860510.44139131
2015Buffalo Bills13135152810.44039126
2016Buffalo Bills1515575529.74044122
2017Buffalo Bills13134955811.44427129
2018Buffalo Bills1312211848.82102011
TOTAL112100339363110.76723518175
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2011Miami Dolphins14900---0000
2012Miami Dolphins14900---0000
2013Miami Dolphins16157152.113102
2014Miami Dolphins141400---0000
2015Buffalo Bills131300---0000
2016Buffalo Bills151500---0000
2017Buffalo Bills131300---0000
2018Buffalo Bills131200---0000
TOTAL1121007152.113102
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2011Miami Dolphins1400---000
2012Miami Dolphins1400---000
2013Miami Dolphins1622311.51500
2014Miami Dolphins1400---000
2015Buffalo Bills1300---000
2016Buffalo Bills1500---000
2017Buffalo Bills1300---000
2018Buffalo Bills1300---000
TOTAL11222311.51500
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Miami Dolphins1400.000000.0000
2012Miami Dolphins1411.000000.0000
2013Miami Dolphins1621.010000.0000
2014Miami Dolphins1400.000000.0000
2015Buffalo Bills1322.000000.0000
2016Buffalo Bills1500.000000.0000
2017Buffalo Bills1311.000000.0000
2018Buffalo Bills1300.000000.0000
TOTAL11265.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Miami Dolphins1400000000
2012Miami Dolphins1400000000
2013Miami Dolphins1600000000
2014Miami Dolphins1400020020
2015Buffalo Bills1310010010
2016Buffalo Bills1500000000
2017Buffalo Bills1310000000
2018Buffalo Bills1311000000
TOTAL11231030030
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/255
Birthdate:
2/13/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Little Rock, AR, USA
School:
Tulsa
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: