Charles Clay Injury Updates

Cardinals TE Charles Clay has been placed on the PUP list to open training camp with a knee injury. We don't have any other details on the issue, but Clay has dealt with multiple knee injuries dating back to 2012. The 30-year-old has missed 3 games in both of the past 2 seasons and at least 1 game in 5 straight. Clay's absence early in camp will give TE Ricky Seals-Jones a head start in the race for the starting job.

The Bills released TE Charles Clay. The 30-year-old posted a career-low 8.8 YPC in 2018 and continued to battle injuries. Fortunately for Buffalo, the 2019 NFL Draft provides one of the deeper TE classes in recent memory. Consider them likely to invest in a young talent.

Bills TE Charles Clay is "week-to-week" with a hamstring injury, HC Sean McDermott said Monday. Clay hasn't been a fantasy factor all season. His absence leaves Buffalo with TEs Logan Thomas and Jason Croom, but neither is a trusty fantasy play.

Bills HC Sean McDermott announced that TE Charles Clay had a "procedure" on his injured knee on Monday and will be out "several weeks." We don't have any other details on the injury, but fantasy owners obviously need to find a replacement. The relative good news is that Buffalo has a Week 6 bye, so it's possible he only misses a couple of games. Clay -- who had emerged as an every-week fantasy starter -- is worth stashing if you have room on your bench.

Update: Clay suffered a torn meniscus and sprained MCL, according to both Pro Football Talk and ESPN's Adam Schefter. Expect him to miss at least a month.

Bills TE Charles Clay hurt his knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Cincinnati. He was limping heavily on the sideline and was carted back to the locker room. Don't expect to see him back on the field today.

Update: The team announced he's questionable to return.

Bills HC Sean McDermott admitted that he's "concerned" with TE Charles Clay's knee. "It's something we have to manage moving forward in order to have him on the field for us, which is important moving forward," McDermott said. "He's a weapon for us." Clay has dealt with knee trouble since arriving in Buffalo back in 2015. It didn't cost him any games last year, but he was a regular on the injury report. A coach admitting concern this early in the year is certainly worrisome. Clay ranked 16th among TEs in PPR points last season and shouldn't be drafted as more than a TE2 this summer.

Bills TE Charles Clay has been dealing with a lingering back issue throughout training camp, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak. Clay missed the final 3 games of last season with a pulled back muscle, although it's unclear if that's related to his current problem. We'll keep an eye on Clay's health. On top of the back, he has a lengthy history of leg injuries.

The Dolphins have used their transition tag on TE Charles Clay.  It guarantees the Fins the right to match any offer Clay gets in free agency.  If he remains in Miami under the tag, Clay will make $7.1 million in 2015 (as opposed to $8.4 under the franchise tag).  Clay struggled through a knee injury all last season but posted a 69-759-6 line in 2013.  He figures to be no worse than the #3 option in Miami's passing game this coming year and could be a value pick in 2015 fantasy football drafts.

Dolphins TE Charles Clay has been playing through a knee injury all season that he suffered in training camp.  Insider Omar Kelly reports that Clay's knee will need to be surgically repaired this offseason.  It's certainly been a factor this year.  Clay's averaging a career-low 9.4 yards per catch.  And after averaging 4.3 catches and 47.4 yards per game last year, Clay has managed just 3.7 catches and 35.2 yards per game this season.  He's a weak fantasy play for the rest of 2014.  He'll hit free agency this offseason.

Dolphins TE Charles Clay missed Thursday's practice with hamstring and knee injuries.  He's been dealing with the knee all year, but the hammy is new.  He was limited on Wednesday, so it looks like he suffered the injury then.  Consider him no better than 50-50 for this weekend's game against the Broncos.  We'll have another update tomorrow.

Dolphins TE Charles Clay will miss “multiple practices” and “perhaps” the 1st preseason game, per beat writer Armando Salguero. Clay’s nursing a knee injury that’s believed to be minor. With over a month to go until Week 1, it’s not enough to change his projection as a low-end TE1.

Dustin Keller's season-ending knee injury left the Dolphins with a gaping hole at TE.  Charles Clay is expected to open the season as the starter, but Dion Sims will be in the mix, too.  The rookie has "stepped up his game" and looks ready to make a "sudden impact," according to insider Andy Cohen.  Sims has been touted more for his blocking than pass-catching coming out of Michigan State, but he did haul in 36 balls for 475 yards this past year.  He at least looks like an intriguing possession receiver at 6'5 and 262 pounds.  Sims isn't worth a roster spot in redraft fantasy leagues yet, but we'll be keeping an eye on him early this season.  He could end up leading Dolphins TEs in receiving.


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