Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay has a new address. The Buffalo Bills have signed him to a five-year deal since the Dolphins didn’t match the Bills offer. Terms of the deal were not announced. According to ESPN, the value of the deal would be $38 million, with over $20 million guaranteed.
The five-year deal carries an average annual value of $7.6 million. Reports from Buffalo have the deal paying $24.5 million in the first two years. The deal allows Miami to gain seven million in salary cap room, while the recent signing of Jordan Cameron helped make Clay expendable for the Fins.
Buffalo had been pursuing Clay since the start of free agency. The tight end paid the team a visit last week, which led to the offer. Clay, 26, battled through knee and hamstring injuries most of last season, but still finished third on the team with 58 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns. He also improved as a run-blocker.
Fantasy Insight: Like all other Bills passing weapons, Clay’s ceiling is lowered in Buffalo thanks to a shaky quarterback situation. He’s a reliable possession receiver who can grab a handful of touchdowns, but anything more than 60-65 receptions and 5-6 touchdowns would be a reach. Cameron, meanwhile, could see his value sky rocket as the main tight end in Miami. Despite a history of concussions and the change of scenery, he could enter the 2015 fantasy football season as a legit top-five option.