Since the Dolphins used the transition tag on tight end Charles Clay last week, we’ve heard speculation about the Bills and/or Browns making attempts to sign him away with a multi-year deal that the Dolphins can’t or won’t match.
The Dolphins are reportedly trying to take that option off the table. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is talking to Clay about a long-term deal that would keep him in Miami for 2015 and beyond. Clay would stand to make a little more than $7 million under the transition tag, but it seems like that’s far from a likely way for things to wind up.
Clay is not the only tight end in the mix in Miami, however. Jordan Cameron is visiting with the team and there’s reportedly “a lot of mutual interest” in a deal. We’d normally presume that the Dolphins aren’t going to wind up with both tight ends, but we’ll stop short of making any assumptions on a day that’s seen the Eagles sign both DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.
The Browns said before free agency opened that they were open to bringing Cameron back at the right price, although Cameron was reportedly less enthusiastic about that prospect.