The Buffalo Bills will land tight end Charles Clay, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter:
Dolphins are NOT matching 5-year, $38 million offer sheet that Buffalo gave TE Charles Clay, per sources. Bills have a new TE.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2015
The Miami Dolphins placed the transition tag on Clay this offseason, giving him a $7.071 million tender, but allowing him to negotiate with other teams. Miami would retain the right of first refusal for any offer to which Clay agreed, with five days to make the decision. The team, however, will not match according to Schefter.
Dolphins feel strongly about TEs Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims. They did not want to take 5 days to decide. They're moving on, so is Clay.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2015
Miami signed tight end Jordan Cameron in free agency this offseason. The team did seem to want to have Clay return to the club, pairing Clay with Cameron, along with Dion Sims. Clay had stated he wanted to return to Miami as well, but a five-year, $38 million contract now has him heading to Buffalo.