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Dolphins Expected To Re-Sign TE Charles Clay

Update:

Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the market for Dolphins TE Charles Clay could start at $6 million annually.

  • Beasley adds that Clay will either get that kind of money from the Dolphins or from a team in free agency.
  • Beasley points out that Clay would be making a similar salary to what the Ravens are paying TE Dennis Pitta and Greg Olsen‘s contract with the Panthers if he gets this kind of money.

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Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports that the Dolphins are expected to re-sign TE Charles Clay to a contract that would pay him around $4 million per year.

This comes just a day after a report from Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News mentioned that the Bills are “known to be taking a hard look at” Clay.

The Bills interest could still raise Clay’s asking price, and there’s a possibility that other teams could check in on the free agent tight end.

However, Abramson’s source added that it would be “very surprising” if Clay is not back with Miami in 2015.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald previously reported that the Dolphins have “privately indicated” that they would like to re-sign Clay.

The Broncos have also come up as a speculative landing spot for Clay, so we’ll have to see if Miami is able to get a deal in place in the next few weeks in order to prevent him from meeting with other teams.

Clay, 25, has played out his four-year, $2.152 million rookie contract and is set to be an unrestricted free agent this March.

In 2014, Clay caught 58 passes for 605 yards receiving and three touchdowns over the course of 14 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 tight end out of 67 qualifying players.

We have Clay listed as the No. 33 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.