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Report: Charles Clay signs with Arizona Cardinals

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A potential depth free agent signing is off the board in Detroit.

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Free agent tight end Charles Clay has agreed to a deal with the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday afternoon.

Per Schefter, the deal will be worth up to $3.25 million. It also includes a $350 thousand signing bonus which may help Clay’s odds of staying on the roster when it comes to cut day at the end of training camp.

Clay was recently released by the Buffalo Bills as he was heading into the final year of a five-year contract he signed in 2015. He had over 500 receiving yards in each of his first three years of Buffalo, but did not break the 200 yard mark in 2018.

The Detroit Lions will be searching for depth at tight end in free agency this offseason and Clay would have been a good fit. He is a decent receiving tight end who has proven that he can produce at a high level in the past. He was one of the standouts in a weak free agent class.

The Cincinnati Bengals Tyler Eifert and the Jacksonville Jaguars Austin Seferian-Jenkins remain as some of the top prizes for a team looking for a tight end in free agency.

There are also many rumblings surrounding the Lions addressing the position with an early draft pick.