I didn't figure that Clay would do much with Josh Allen's inaccurate arm last year. Still, he was overpaid when the Bills signed him, and he never gave them what they paid for him as he wasn't that player.
Bills released TE Charles Clay. Clay was due a $9 million cap hit in 2019, so cutting him was a no-brainer. With his release, the Bills will save $4.5 million against the cap while eating $4.5 million in dead money. Signed to an ambitious five-year, $38 million contract in 2015, Clay was a chronic underachiever during his four-year run in Western New York. The 30-year-old was essentially invisible in 2018, managing a meager 21-184-0 receiving line over 13 lackluster appearances. He was a healthy scratch for the Bills' final two games. We doubt Clay's phone will be ringing off the hook with offers, though he could be a fit for a tight-end-needy team like the Lions.