The primary purpose of the Buffalo Bills' massive free-agent investment in tight end Charles Clay is for his contributions as a receiver and blocker. So far, the payoff has been solid, with Clay ranking second on the team with seven receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown.
There are, however, other benefits.
This week the Bills’ defensive coaches have been talking with Clay, who spent the past four seasons with Miami, to gain information about the Dolphins’ offense that coach Rex Ryan says is useful in preparation for Sunday's game.
“We’ve got a pretty good idea like with the tape” of previous Dolphins games “and things like that,” the coach said. “But, yeah, different things – the verbiage, all that kind of stuff, their hots – absolutely you can lean on him for.
“But will they change? We’ll see.”
Bills guard Richie Incognito also spent four seasons with the Dolphins, but the last time he was with them was in 2013, before a suspension that led to him missing half of that season and all of the 2014 campaign.