Charles Clay TE MIA 7 Days

Making his 2014 preseason debut, Clay (knee) caught his only target for 18 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

Clay has nothing to prove besides his health, as he's locked in as the starting tight end. While his role remains the same as last season's, Clay will have increased competition for targets due to the Dolphins' upgrades at running back and wide receiver. The team also figures to improve on offense, which should make up for the increased competition.

Charles Clay TE MIA 10 Days

Clay (knee) indicated that he will find out Friday whether he is playing in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel relays that while Clay was sporting a brace on his knee at practice Wednesday, the tight end has been moving around better since he returned to the field, which bodes well for his regular season prospects, regardless of his participation (or lack thereof) in Saturday's contest.

Charles Clay TE MIA 10 Days

Clay is expected to play Saturday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Clay has completely recovered from the knee injury that hobbled him during the first couple of weeks to camp but he is 100% healthy now and ready to go.

Charles Clay TE MIA 11 Days

Clay (knee) was able to practice in full Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald.

Clay practiced in 11-11 drills proving that his knee is back at full strength. Clay could be the key to the Dolphins passing game as he is a big target over the middle that Ryan Tannehill was extremely comfortable throwing to last season.

Charles Clay TE MIA 13 Days

Clay, who has been dealing with a right knee injury, was able to get some work in at Monday's practice, Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

While the report doesn't comment on Clay's level of participation Monday, his return to the field, in any capacity, bodes well for his chances of being ready for action by Week 1. It's an outcome that the tight end has expressed confidence in, with his optimism now supported by Monday's news.

Charles Clay TE MIA 14 Days

Clay, who is bouncing back from a knee issue that he sustained in a scrimmage, is confident that he will be ready to go for the Dolphins' regular season opener, the Palm Beach Post reports.

While Clay acknowledges that he is not sure yet whether he will return to practice this coming week, when asked by the Post if there's any possibility that he will miss the Dolphins' season opener, the tight end said, "no. Not at all." While Clay's status is still worth monitoring in the coming days, the report encouragingly relays that the tight end -- who coach Joe Philbin said Thursday was "day-to-day" -- added that he had a "chance to go out and do a little running" Saturday.

Charles Clay TE MIA 16 Days

When asked whether Clay's knee issue could put him at risk of missing the start of the season, the Miami Herald suggests that coach Joe Philbin was noncommittal.

"He's day-to-day," Philbin said of Clay. "The longer you're out, the more of a period of getting acclimated back into football. I'd love to have him out here as soon as possible." In any case, the report notes that Clay's current knee issue has sidelined him for 12 days, and with the tight end not a candidate to suit up for Saturday's exhibition tilt against the Bucs, his situation is worth monitoring in advance of the Dolphins' third preseason contest, Aug. 23 against the Cowboys.

Charles Clay TE MIA 16 Days

Clay (knee) is in danger of missing the season opener, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Clay had offseason surgery on the same knee he injured in practice and the Dolphins have admitted now that they aren't sure when he will return. The loss of Clay for any amount of time would be a blow to the Miami offense.

Charles Clay TE MIA 16 Days

Clay (knee) won't play in Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay, the Palm Beach Post reports.

At this stage, there is no precise timetable for Clay's return, with coach Joe Philbin indicating Thursday that the tight end is "day-to-day. We'll see how it goes." While Philbin's words don't shed much light on Clay's progress, the tight end's availability is worth tracking in the coming days in light of the report's suggestion that his absence is the result of "re-tweaking" his knee.

Charles Clay TE MIA 21 Days

Clay (knee) did not practice Sunday, Omar Kelly of the South-Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Clay sat out Friday's preseason opener against the Falcons, with his status for this coming Saturday's contest against the Bucs uncertain at this point as well.