Charles Clay

Tight End

  • 2018 Salary Cap Charge: $9,000,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cap: 4.78%
  • 2018 Cash Payout: $4,500,000
  • % of 2018 Team Cash Spending: 3.49%
  • 2018 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.50
  • Total Contract Value: $38,000,000
  • Annual Contract Value: $7,600,000
  • Position Ranking: 1/39 at TE
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $24,500,000
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 255
  • College: Tulsa
  • Accrued Seasons: 8
  • Entry: 2011 Draft, Round 6, #174 overall (Dolphins)
  • Year Signed: 2015
  • Contract Type: Transition
  • Free Agency: 2020 (UFA)

Contract Notes

Charles Clay signed a five year, $38 million contract with the Bills on March 19, 2015. Clay received $24.5 in guarantees including a $10 million signing bonus. In 2016 Clay will receive a $10 million roster bonus. Clay restuctured his contract on March 1, 2016 converting his $10 million roster bonus to a signing bonus. The move saves the Bills $7.5 million in 2016 cap room while increasing each future year by $2.5 million.

Current Contract

Year Age Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2015 26 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,000,000 3.5%
2016 27 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $6,000,000 3.9%
2017 28 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,000,000 5.4%
2018 29 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,000,000 5.1%
2019 30 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,000,000 4.7%
Total $18,000,000 $20,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $38,000,000
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Career Earnings: $36,438,000
Career APY: $4,554,750
Potential Earnings: $40,938,000
Total Guarantees: $24,500,000
Largest Cash Payment: $13,000,000 (2015)
Largest Cap Hit: $9,000,000 (2017)

Contract History

Team Contract Type Status Year Signed Yrs Total APY Guarantees Amount Earned % Earned Effective APY
Dolphins 2011 4 $2,938,000 $734,500 $0 $2,938,000 100.0% $734,500
Bills Transition Active 2015 5 $38,000,000 $7,600,000 $24,500,000 $33,500,000 88.2% $8,375,000
Earnings By Team
Team Yrs Salary APY Paid on Cap % Paid on Cap Paid as Dead Money % Paid as Dead Money
Dolphins 4 $2,938,000 $734,500 $2,938,000 0.0% $0 0.0%
Bills 4 $33,500,000 $8,375,000 $29,000,000 0.0% $0 0.0%

Salary Cap History    

Year Team Base Salary (Guaranteed) Bonuses Cap
Number
Cap % Cash Due
Prorated Roster Workout Other
2011 Dolphins $375,000 $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $403,000 0.3% $487,000
2012 Dolphins $465,000 $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $493,000 0.4% $465,000
2013 Dolphins $555,000 $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $583,000 0.5% $555,000
2014 Dolphins $1,431,000 $28,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,459,000 1.1% $1,431,000
2015 Bills $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $0 $0 $0 $5,000,000 3.5% $13,000,000
2016 Bills $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $6,000,000 3.9% $11,500,000
2017 Bills $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,000,000 5.4% $4,500,000
2018 Bills $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,000,000 5.1% $4,500,000
2019 Bills $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $0 $0 $0 $9,000,000 4.7% $4,500,000
Total $20,826,000 $20,112,000 $0 $0 $0 $40,938,000   $40,938,000

Statistics

Year Games Played Snaps Receiving Rushing Fumbles
Offense Special RecYardsAvgTD AttYardsAvgTD TotalLost
2011 13 38.6% 0.0%1623314.63000.0000
2012 14 32.0% 5.4%1821211.82000.0000
2013 16 83.3% 12.9%6975911.067152.1100
2014 14 68.0% 0.0%5860510.43000.0000
2015 13 71.0% 0.7%5152810.43000.0010
2016 15 82.0% 0.0%575529.74000.0000
2017 13 54.7% 0.7%4349411.52000.0010
2018 13 47.6% 0.2%211848.80000.0011

Financial Reports

Yearly Cap Charge vs. Dead Money (pre-June 1 cut)
Positional Comparisons to League Average