Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Despite breakout year, Clay putting past in the past


Charles Clay had the kind of season last year that some would say was of the "breakout" variety.

Breakout or not, the Miami Dolphins tight end still has plenty to prove. After all, the past is the past.

“Despite what you did last year, at some point you have to put that behind you,” Clay said Wednesday, via “That doesn’t help you going into next year. When I step out on the field, nobody is going to be concerned about what I did last year.

"At the same time, put that behind you and I’m a day one student all over again."

Clay hauled in 69 receptions for 759 yards -- both single-season runner-up marks in Dolphins tight end history -- last year, proving himself arguably the team's most versatile offensive player, especially considering his improvement in the blocking department.

All that aside, Clay is back to square one heading into 2014, as he'll look to fasten himself atop the team's depth chart. He's also entering the final year of his rookie contract.

“So I have to come out and work like that every day and basically whatever I have to do to help this team win, that’s always my goal," Clay said, "whether it’s catching, whether it’s blocking, whether it’s coaching up younger guys. Whatever I have to do, I’m all for it.”

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