PCharles Clay TE BUF 2 months ago

Clay (back) has restructured his contract, BuffaloBills.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It doesn't sound like this did much if anything to Clay's total pay, but the offseason math with help the cap-crunched Bills try to re-sign some of their free agents, namely Cordy Glenn and Richie Incognito. We haven't heard much about Clay's back injury either after it forced him to miss the final three games, but it didn't sound like anything serious at the time and the Bills were long out of the playoffs. He'll try to build on his 51/528/3 line now that he has a year of familiarity with Tyrod Taylor and offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Coach Rex Ryan was pessimistic when discussing a possible Week 17 return for Clay on Monday, but this move officially ends the tight end's 2015 campaign. While Clay seemed to be developing a strong rapport with quarterback Tyrod Taylor early on, he did little down the stretch, catching just one touchdown and averaging 38.4 yards in his final 10 games.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) is unlikely to play in the Bills' regular season finale Sunday against the Jets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Clay likely to be held out this weekend, Chris Gragg and Nick O'Leary are in line to close out the season as the Bills' top tight ends, with neither being a high-percentage fantasy dart in Week 17.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Clay out this week, Chris Gragg and Nick O'Leary are on hand to fill in at TE for the Bills on Sunday, though neither of the two represent a high-percentage fantasy play. With wideout Robert Woods on IR, Sammy Watkins is clearly the Bills' top weapon in the team's Week 16 passing attack.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) did not practice Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

We'll revisit Clay's status for Sunday's game against the Cowboys no later than Friday, but his absence from practice Thursday is somewhat concerning after the tight end was able to practice Wednesday in a limited fashion.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Clay missed Week 15's loss to Washington, but his participation in practice Wednesday, albeit in a limited fashion, would appear to bode well for the tight end's chances of potentially being available for Sunday's game against Dallas.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) could play Sunday against the Cowboys, ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Clay missed Sunday's loss to the Redskins, but doctors are reportedly encouraged by how his back injury has healed, putting him in contention to play this coming week. While that's good news to start this week, Clay's practice participation should prove most telling, making it important to monitor leading up to Sunday's contest.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Washington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As a result, Chris Gragg is in line help fill the void created by Clay's absence, but he's a fantasy roll of the dice in Week 15, having recorded just nine catches for 115 yards in 10 games to date this season.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) missed practice for a second straight day Thursday. "I don't want to eliminate him, but obviously missing another day of practice it doesn't look great," said head coach Rex Ryan.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Bills are for the most part out of the playoff chase, so erring on the side of caution with Clay, a high-priced free agent signing last offseason, may not be the worst decision in the world. The unproven Chris Gragg is in line to get some of Clay's snaps should he not rally.

PCharles Clay TE BUF 4 months ago

Clay (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

At this stage, the Bills are in wait and see mode with Clay, whose availability for Sunday's game against Washington is currently cloudy. Next up for the team's TE looks if Clay is out or limited this weekend, is Chris Gragg, who was limited at Wednesday's practice by a back issue.