Trade Charles Clay
Charles Clay has at times been underappreciated in his tenure as a Bill, and the amount he was paid to lure him away from the Miami Dolphins in 2015 was scrutinized. However, Clay has been a solid player as both a blocker and receiver for the team when he has been able to stay healthy.
Over his three seasons with Buffalo, Clay has been extremely consistent. He has reception totals of 51, 57, and 49 with receiving yard totals of 528, 552, and 558. Perhaps the worst part about his consistency has been his games played with totals of 13, 15, and 13 (courtesy of Pro Football Reference).
Clay has value still and has the ability to be an effective player in the run game and pass game. With a better QB and more passing-friendly offense he could be a good weapon on another team, but with the state of transition and how much money he is owed, it may be time to part ways.
The Bills could use one of their second-round picks on Mark Andrews, tight end out of Oklahoma to get younger and cheaper at the position, especially if the team finds their way to drafting Baker Mayfield. Other free agent options could be Cameron Brate, Trey Burton, or Niles Paul.
Moving on from another Whaley signing could help free cap space for the team and further bring players in that fit the Beane/McDermott mold. Also with new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, the Bills could be looking to find a player that better fits what they want to do as an offense.
Potential trade partners: Houston, Jacksonville, Baltimore
Potential compensation: Fifth-round pick