The Miami Dolphins lost Dustin Keller, their starting tight end to a season-ending injury. That has left a void at the starting tight end position and Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said Charles Clay is their man.
“You’d have to give the nod to Clay as the starter,” Sherman said, via The Palm Beach Post. “He’ll play in a bunch of different packages. He’ll play in the backfield as well as on the line of scrimmage. He’ll play split out. He’ll do a lot of different things for us, and he’s more than capable.”
Clay took the Michael Vick response and said “nothing is given to me” and that he has to “come out and earn that (starting) role.”
“I’ve just got to come out here and do all I can to build a trust from the quarterbacks and the O-line and prove I’m dependable,” Clay said.
Clay was a pass-catching fullback in college and is converting to tight end. He is slightly undersized as well at 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds.
“It’s something I’ve been working on this whole offseason. It’s something I’ve gotten better at,” Clay said. “Obviously there are still some areas I need to work on, but I feel like I’m coming along.”