The Buffalo Bills have a 90% chance of signing tight end Charles Clay, reports The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci.
Clay, a 26-year-old, four-year veteran, carries the transition tag the Miami Dolphins placed on him earlier this month. The tag, which would pay Clay $7.071 million next season, allows the Dolphins to match any free-agent offers he receives. If the Dolphins don't match an offer and Clay signs elsewhere, Miami would not receive compensation.
In 14 games last season, Clay caught 58 passes for 605 yards and three touchdowns.
His most productive season came in 2013, when he appeared in 16 games and set career highs with 69 receptions, 759 yards and six touchdowns.
Adding Clay to the mix would be the next big offensive acquisition for new Bills head coach Rex Ryan. Buffalo landed running back LeSean McCoy in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso, and also acquired quarterback Matt Cassel.
The Bills finished 9-7 last season, but missed the playoffs.