Former Bills’ TE Charles Clay Signs with the Cardinals

Charles Clay with the Bills. Photo by Eric Canha/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Tight end Charles Clay didn’t have to wait for long to find a new job after being released by the Buffalo Bills last week. Clay decided to sign with the Arizona Cardinals, inking a one-year deal on Tuesday.

According to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, Clay’s contract with Arizona is worth $3.25 million with a $350,000 signing bonus included.

After playing the first four years of his NFL career with Miami Dolphins, Charles Clay signed a five-year, $38 million contract with the Buffalo Bills in 2015. His career stats include 339 receptions for 3,631 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Bringing in Clay makes sense for the Cardinals, since they have a tricky situation at the tight end position. Besides Jermaine Gresham, the remainder of their TE core will be free agents in March. Ricky Seals-Jones and Darrell Daniels will be exclusive rights free agents while John Phillips is set to become an unrestricted free agent.

The signing of Charles Clay indicates that Arizona Cardinals decided to load up on veterans, since the 30-year-old is third released player they have signed recently. Prior to this, they also added cornerback Robert Alford and linebacker Brooks Reed, both released by Atlanta Falcons, to their roster.