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Report: Charles Clay on Buffalo Bills' radar

The Buffalo Bills have been in need of a playmaking tight end for over a decade.

General manager Doug Whaley has identified new offensive coordinator Greg Roman as "a big tight end guy," which leaves the position high on the offseason shopping list.

The Bills are "known to be taking a hard look" at impending Dolphins free agent Charles Clay, per Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News.

It's an opportunity to poach a division rival while adding a pass-catching tight end who can also double as a lead-blocking fullback in Roman's power running scheme.

Clay, 26, was a surprising addition to NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2014 list after a breakout 2013 season. His production dipped last year, due in large part to nagging knee and hamstring injuries.

Whaley had designs on selecting North Carolina star Eric Ebron at No. 9 overall had he not traded up for Sammy Watkins in the 2014 draft.

Whether it's Clay or an early-round draft prospect, it appears Whaley will succeed in upgrading the position this time around.

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