Free agent tight end Charles Clay has agreed to a deal with the Arizona Cardinals, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday afternoon.
Former Bills’ tight end Charles Clay is signing a one-year deal worth up to $3.25 million that includes a $350,000 signing bonus with the Arizona Cardinals, per source. Clay was heading into the last year of a 5-year $38 million deal signed in 2015.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 19, 2019
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.