Since the season ended the Arizona Cardinals have been making aggressive moves to help erase the sour taste of a grueling 3-13 season. The RedBirds front office has replenished the coaching staff with young and experienced coaching, and have attacked the waiver wire with their number one draft status signing significant players that they usually don’t sign until the free agent period starts.
After signing Robert Alford and Brooks Reed last week, the Cards snatch help at a position that they have struggled tremendously signing tight end Charles Clay.
Clay is still a productive tight end and has had many years of playing at a top 10 tight end level. Last year he had a really down year in Miami, even so, the Dolphins were still interested in bringing Clay back but the money situation may have not been agreeable.
The Cardinals get Clay on a one year (Steve Keim Prove it) deal, as the team will most likely look to play him as they’re starting tight end according to John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7FM.
Charles Clay’s signing may be the end as a Cardinal for Jermaine Gresham who has struggled to stay on the field of late, and has not been the same player since his first few seasons as a Bengal. The Cards young tight end and productive hopeful Ricky Seal-Jones is going to be an exclusive rights free agent this off -season and could get consideration from other teams.
The team can save 2.5 million cutting Greshem and can look to add an entirely new Tight end room to this already revamped roster.
The Arizona Cardinals have not had a productive tight end in any of their previous offenses and hope that Clay can get back to the level he played when he was a Buffalo Bill, and his most productive year as a Miami Dolphin recording 69 catches for 759 yards.
Clay (30) still is one of the fastest tight ends in the league and will be a great outlet for the young Quarterback Josh Rosen, and will open up both the outside passing game and running game if he is anywhere close to those type of numbers.
Things seem to be shaping up pretty well for the Redbirds this off-season and we have not even gotten to the combine yet, its going to be really interesting to see how the Cardinals will continue to be aggressive when free agency opens in three weeks.