Charles Clay is official a Buffalo Bill after Miami refuses to match offer
The Miami Dolphins will not match the Buffalo Bills’ offer to give Charles Clay a 5-year $38-million contract. This is being reported by multiple media sources.
It is believed that the Bills structured the offer so that the Dolphins wouldn’t be able to match. The Bills front-loaded the contract and added a cap hit of about $12 million in 2016, according to a league source. This helped make Miami’s decision easy. That is the year the Dolphins will be paying big cap charges for Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and most likely players with expiring contracts such as quarterback Ryan Tannehill, center Mike Pouncey and defensive end Olivier Vernon.
Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman had Clay at the top of their list of free agents. This move was especially important after releasing two tight ends, Scott Chandler and Lee Smith, last week.