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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Bills save $4.5 million by cutting Charles Clay

The Bills parted ways with underperforming tight end Charles Clay, cutting the veteran who was due to carry a $9 million cap hit in 2019.

The Bills will be hit with $4.5 million in dead cap space as a result of the move, accounting for bonus money already paid to Clay, but the team is off the hook for the $4.5 million Clay was due to earn in base salary in 2019.

Who might fill the Bills' roster opening at tight end? There are a handful of intriguing free agents, but this year's draft class is also expected to be very deep at tight end.

Top prospects include Iowa's T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant, Alabama’s Irv Smith Jr., Georgia’s Isaac Nauta, Stanford’s Kaden Smith, Texas A&M’s Jace Sternberger and UCLA’s Caleb Wilson. All of those players could potentially be drafted in rounds 1-3, Jay Skurski wrote.

One-on-One Coverage: Remember Mark Kelso, who played safety on the Bills' Super Bowl teams? He seems to have successfully switched careers, now working in NASCAR with JTG Daugherty Racing. The team has two entries in Sunday's Daytona 500: The No. 37 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, driven by Chris Buescher, and the No. 47 Chevy, driven by Ryan Preece.

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Buffalo receiver Naaman Roosevelt re-signs with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders: Roosevelt, who is still is the University at Buffalo’s career receiving leader, signed on for another year in the CFL.

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