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October 2, 2018 09:12 PM
Kaelin Clay: Waived from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants waived Clay (ankle) from injured reserve Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Clay was reverted to IR after clearing waivers on Sept. 26. Mostly used on special teams, the 26-year-old wideout out of Utah has just six receptions for 85 yards for his career.

September 26, 2018 07:52 PM
Giants' Kaelin Clay: Reverts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay (ankle) cleared waivers Wednesday and shifted to injured reserve, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Before his injury, Clay was used strictly on special teams, and he has just six career receptions over four years. He'll be sidelined for the remainder of the season unless he's released with an injury settlement.

September 25, 2018 04:16 PM
Kaelin Clay: Let go with injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants waived Clay (ankle) on Tuesday with an injury designation, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Clay never looked to be long for the New York roster after the team picked up another depth wideout in Stacy Coley last week on a waiver claim. The Utah product ultimately sat out the Week 3 win over the Texans with the ankle issue, so he'll remain in the organization and revert to the Giants' injured reserve list if he goes unclaimed off waivers by the other 31 teams.

September 23, 2018 12:08 AM
Giants' Kaelin Clay: Ruled out for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay (undisclosed) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Clay suffered an ankle injury during the team's loss to Dallas, but the reason for his being sidelined during Week 3 remains undisclosed. In Clay's absence, Odell Beckham or Sterling Shepard could see work returning punts against the Texans on Sunday.

September 17, 2018 10:52 AM
Giants' Kaelin Clay: Exits with ankle injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay was sidelined with an ankle injury in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Dallas.

The severity of Clay's injury remains unclear and his practice status this week will give a better indication of his health. His absence doesn't impact the Giants offense greatly, as his role is primarily as a punt and kick returner.

September 2, 2018 09:12 PM
Giants' Kaelin Clay: Claimed by G-Men
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay was claimed by the Giants off waivers Sunday after being let go by the Bills, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Clay was picked up mostly for his return skills, so he'll get another chance to make a quick impression and prove to the Giants he's worth a roster spot instead of using one of the current batch of return guys.

September 2, 2018 09:13 PM
Kaelin Clay: Will have to bring return skills elsewhere
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay was part of Saturday's roster cutdown, John Murphy of the Bills' official site reports.

The Bills ended up going with rookies Robert Foster and Ray-Ray McCloud to fill out their final receiver spots. Clay always offers up a lot in the return game, but he's pretty much a one-trick pony at this stage of his career and the Bills have enough other options to return kicks.

August 6, 2018 01:44 PM
Bills' Kaelin Clay: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay (ribs) participated in Bills practice Monday, Joe Buscaglia of reports.

Clay missed only one day of practice due to the rib injury. This is good news for the 26-year-old, whose chances of making the 53-man roster are dependent on standing out at training camp. Clay looked better as a return man than as a wideout in the 2017 season, fielding 17 punts for 147 yards and a touchdown, and could see his future usage reflect that.

August 6, 2018 02:28 AM
Bills' Kaelin Clay: No practice Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay (undisclosed) was unable to practice for the second straight day Sunday after leaving Friday's practice early after taking a hard hit, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

If Clay makes the team, it likely will be due to his capabilities as a return man, but the Bills also have a host of other options, so any significant missed time could prove costly toward his roster chances.

August 3, 2018 11:24 PM
Bills' Kaelin Clay: Exits Friday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay (undisclosed) left practice Friday after taking a hard hit during the two-minute drill, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic Buffalo reports.

Clay was used sparingly in 2017, notching six receptions on 20 targets for 85 yards and zero touchdowns in 13 games. He has potential as a return man, however, fielding 17 punts for 147 yards and one score, while recording 53 yards on three kick returns.

March 30, 2018 12:08 PM
Bills' Kaelin Clay: Back with Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bills will sign Clay, Mike Rodak of reports.

Clay, who was with the Bills for a portion of last season before landing with the Panthers, returns to Buffalo to provide the team's wideout corps with added depth behind Kelvin Benjamin, Zay Jones and Andre Holmes. Moreover, Clay can also contribute on special teams after returning 17 punts for 147 yards and a TD in nine games for Carolina in 2017.

March 16, 2018 12:32 PM
Kaelin Clay: Parting ways with Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay didn't receive a qualifying offer or minimum tender from the Panthers and will become an unrestricted free agent, per the league's official transaction log.

After a rough start to the 2017 season in which Clay was traded from the Panthers to the Bills before getting waived and returning to Carolina midseason, the 2015 sixth-rounder ultimately finished the year with just six receptions on 20 targets for 85 yards and no touchdowns. However, the Utah product did show his upside on special teams by housing a 60-yard punt in Week 12 against the Jets. It isn't clear what kind of appeal he'll have on the open market, but it would be a surprise if he isn't able to land a deal in advance of team training camps in late July.

January 9, 2018 09:04 PM
Panthers' Kaelin Clay: Carves out role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay finished with five receptions (on 15 targets) for 57 yards and rushed twice for 27 yards in nine games for the Panthers this season.

Clay also totaled 147 yards and a touchdown on 17 punt returns. The wideout joined Carolina after being released by Buffalo in October. In four games for the Bills, he managed just one reception for 28 yards, but along with providing a spark in the return game, he carved out a depth receiving role with the Panthers. His presence was felt most in the team's final few games, with his three catches for 32 yards in Sunday's wild-card loss to the Saints marking a career-best performance. Although he did fail to haul in a difficult, yet catchable would-be touchdown in that outing, Clay should still be encouraged by the progress he made this season. It'll be interesting to see whether he's retained by the Panthers as an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason.

December 24, 2017 06:28 PM
Panthers' Kaelin Clay: Makes two catches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay caught two of four targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 22-19 win over the Buccaneers.

Clay's receiving performance was his best since joining the Panthers, which isn't saying much. Although it's good to see him getting more involved, his fantasy value remains rather restricted ahead of Week 17's trip to Atlanta.

December 10, 2017 11:21 PM
Panthers' Kaelin Clay: Will play in Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Clay was unable to practice Wednesday before logging limited sessions Thursday and Friday due to his minor shoulder injury, but the Panthers' punt returner will be able to take the field Sunday. His fantasy value remains limited, however, as he's notched just three receptions all season.

December 8, 2017 01:24 PM
Panthers' Kaelin Clay: Questionable with shoulder issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury.

The injury prevented Clay from practicing Wednesday and rendered him a limited participant in sessions Thursday and Friday. Clay has logged more than 20 offensive snaps in each of the past three weeks, but has only been targeted five times in that span, hauling in two receptions. It may not be long until Damiere Byrd, who was activated from injured reserve ahead of last week's loss to the Saints, passes Clay up for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart at wide receiver.

December 4, 2017 08:20 PM
Panthers' Kaelin Clay: Hauls in lone target
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay caught his lone target for a 12-yard gain in Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Saints. He also lost a fumble on a punt return during the fourth quarter.

Clay returned a punt for a touchdown last week, but he committed a costly error on special teams this time around. Clay's 13 receiving yards were his most since joining the Panthers, but his spare usage in the passing game severely restricts his fantasy utility.

November 27, 2017 11:48 PM
Panthers' Kaelin Clay: Scores off punt return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay rushed once for 29 yards and failed to haul in any of his three targets, but he returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's 35-27 win over the Jets.

Clay didn't connect with quarterback Cam Newton, but his versatile skill set figures to serve him well with rookie Curtis Samuel sidelined for the remainder of the season. After flashing his shiftiness on a punt return and handoff, Clay will look to get more involved in the passing game Sunday in New Orleans.

November 14, 2017 08:36 PM
Panthers' Kaelin Clay: Catches one pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay caught his lone target for five yards in Monday night's 45-21 win over the Dolphins.

Clay hauled in the lone look his way, giving him his second career reception, but the 25-year-old could be in line for more snaps now that Curtis Samuel (ankle) has been ruled out for the season. While Brenton Bersin knows Carolina's playbook better, the shifty Clay sits ahead of him on the depth chart, trailing only Devin Funchess and Russell Shepard at the moment.

October 25, 2017 02:04 PM
Panthers' Kaelin Clay: Heading back to Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Clay was claimed off waivers by the Panthers on Tuesday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.

Clay was traded to the Bills along with a 2019 seventh-round draft pick during roster cutdown weekend in exchange for cornerback Kevon Seymour. The Panthers now welcome back the speedy wideout, who recorded 126 receiving yards throughout the preseason. In order to make room for Clay on the roster, the Panthers placed Demetrious Cox (ankle) on injured reserve.


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