Kaelin Clay back with Panthers after being cut by Bills, taking trade full-circle - The Buffalo News

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Kaelin Clay back with Panthers after being cut by Bills, taking trade full-circle

The Bills needed to bolster their cornerback depth this week, so they claimed Tony McRae off waivers from the Ravens. And since new receiver Deonte Thompson made an immediate impact in his first game, fellow receiver Kaelin Clay became the low man on the totem pole and was released to make room.

Clay was signed by the Panthers on Tuesday evening, returning to the team that traded him to Buffalo just before the season. The Panthers had a need for Clay because fellow speedster Damiere Byrd, whose presence on the roster helped make Clay expendable in September, landed on injured reserve earlier this month.

All the Bills have left to show for the trade now is a late draft pick that's two drafts away. They got one catch out of Clay in his time with the team, along with one rush for 0 yards and two punt returns for 2 yards.

The Bills sent cornerback Kevon Seymour to the Panthers for Clay and a 2019 seventh-round pick. Given that Clay ended up being released for corner depth and made almost no impact, maybe the Bills would've been better off keeping Seymour.

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