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The Dolphins have placed their transition tag on Clay, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The transition tag gives Miami the right to match any contract that Clay signs with another team. It's somewhat cheaper than the franchise tag, with the number for tight ends approximately $7.07 million. The Dolphins hope to sign Clay to a long-term deal, but this does leave open the possibility that the tight end could end up elsewhere, though it would likely take an overpay to pry him away from the Dolphins.

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Clay is expected to re-sign with the Dolphins, The Palm Beach Post reports.

Clay had reportedly also drawn interest from the Bills, but all it ended up doing was driving his price tag up from about $4 million to an expected range of over $5 million. The 26-year-old tight end battled through a knee injury in 2014, but still managed to finish the season with 58 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns. If he remains healthy next year, it's probably safe to assume he will be able to best his numbers from the 2014 campaign.

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Clay (hamstring) had five catches on six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Clay's season ends with 58 catches on 84 targets for 605 yards and three touchdowns, figures that are all down from last year. Clay will now hit free agency, and after the team tried to bring in Dustin Keller, who suffered a season-ending knee injury during the preseason, last offseason, it's unclear if Clay will be back in Miami next year.

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Clay (hamstring, knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Clay is coming off an excellent six-catch, 114-yard performance in Week 16 against the Vikings and will now face off against a Jets defense that has allowed the third-most receiving touchdowns in the league this season.

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Clay (hamstring, knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Dolphins' official site reports.

On the heels of a six-catch, 114-yard effort last Sunday against the Vikings, Clay will now take aim at a very beatable Jets' pass defense in the Dolphins' season finale.

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Clay (hamstring, knee) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Dolphins' official site reports.

With no reported Week 16 setbacks, Clay figures to be a go Sunday against the Jets, on the heels of a six-catch, 114-yard effort this past Sunday against the Vikings.

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Clay (hamstring) had six catches on 10 targets for 114 yards during Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Clay led the Dolphins in targets and receiving yards, though he was unable to catch one of quarterback Ryan Tannehill's four touchdown passes, one of which went to backup tight end Dion Sims. Clay has now caught 12 passes on 17 targets in the last two games, but he hasn't scored since Week 9 against the Chargers. That could change in Week 17, as the Dolphins will host a Jets team that has allowed the third-most passing touchdowns this season.

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Clay (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Clay has become somewhat usable in PPR leagues the second half of the season, averaging 5.0 receptions and 48.2 yards in his last five games. This week, however, he'll be working against the Vikings' sixth-ranked pass defense, a unit that has allowed just one opposing tight end (Greg Olsen in Week 13) to surpass 50 receiving yards since Week 3.

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Clay (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, the Dolphins' official site reports.

Clay, who recorded six catches on seven targets for 59 yards last Sunday against the Patriots, hasn't been putting up big yardage numbers this season, but he has been of some utility in PPR formats of late when he has played, with at least five catches in four of his last five outings.

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Clay (hamstring) remained limited at practice on Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

We'll check back on Clay's status Friday, though with no reported setbacks last week, we'd expect the tight end to draw either a probable or questionable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Vikings.