Bills land Miami tight end Clay
The Dolphins decided not to match Buffalos 5-year, $38 million offer, so Charles Clay is a Bill.
TIGHT END Charles Clay is switching teams in the AFC East.
The Miami Dolphins decided yesterday against matching the contract offer Clay received from Buffalo, so he will join the Bills after signing their 5-year, $38 million deal Tuesday.
The Dolphins had the right to match after giving Clay a transition tag 2 weeks ago, but they decided the price was too high and will go with newcomer Jordan Cameron and holdover Dion Sims at tight end.
Miami faces salary-cap constraints after signing defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a 6-year, $114 million deal.
Even so, the Dolphins signed center J.D. Walton to a 1-year contract yesterday, and hosted visits by two other free agents - quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and receiver Michael Crabtree. Walton started all 16 games for the Giants last year.
Clay started 47 games in 4 years with Miami after being taken in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. He had 58 catches last season for 605 yards and three scores despite knee trouble that hampered him all season.
* Jacksonville claimed Bernard Pierce off waivers, 1 day after the former Temple running back's drunken-driving charge led to his release by Baltimore. Pierce, 23, rushed for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns in 45 career games with the Ravens, including three starts. He was a third-round draft pick in 2012.
* Cleveland agreed to terms on a 2-year contract with receiver Dwayne Bowe, a source told the Associated Press. Bowe, who has spent the past eight seasons with Kansas City, had 60 receptions for 754 yards last season but did not score a touchdown.
* Defensive tackle Devon Still signed a 1-year contract to stay with Cincinnati, a few days after getting encouraging news about his 4-year-old daughter Leah's fight with cancer. The Bengals also signed free-agent cornerback Brandon Ghee, who played for them from 2010-13. Ghee was with Tennessee last season.
* Former Cleveland defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin agreed to terms with Seattle.
* Washington re-signed quarterback Colt McCoy, who started four games last season.
* Minnesota signed former Green Bay running back DuJuan Harris, who last season had 16 carries for 64 yards.
* Dallas signed fullback Ray Agnew, who played for Cleveland last year as a rookie free agent.
* The Jets signed former Giants offensive lineman James Brewer to a 1-year contract.
* Indianapolis signed undrafted free-agent tackle Demarco Cox, a 6-8 former basketball player at Ole Miss and Georgia Tech who had received football scholarship offers from SEC and Big Ten schools.
* Former Denver tight end Jacob Tamme agreed to a 2-year deal with Atlanta. The Falcons also signed tight end Tony Moeaki from Seattle.
* Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said a proposal to build an NFL stadium downtown is not dead.
* A woman testified in the murder trial of former New England tight end Aaron Hernandez that he abruptly became aggressive and agitated at a club two nights before the June 17, 2013 killing.
* Former Ravens star Ray Lewis is suing his former attorney over a failed development project he says cost him $1.5 million.