I'm surprised the Bears made this move. I live in Chicago and have been hearing , on 670theScore for months about how thin the Bears are at TE and how they really wanted to give Rodriguez a bigger, better look this year in camp. I think this guy is totally a casualty of the new coach wanting to purge the roster as much as possible.
Strangely, I like this move. Though, I agree its purely for competition.
I like the flexibility/versatility the phins have at FB/H-back/TE.... see signing Tebow wasn't necessary.
If they truly want to clear holes for Lamar; they will sign Vonta Leach.
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I had to hear this stuff about Clay. Inconsistent at "best".
Clay has to be the most frustrating player on the darn roster. Guy is a good athlete and someone I thought would be a real good pro but he can't catch the fricken ball!!!!
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I think Rodriguez is mainly comp for Lane, but if we bring in Vonta then I think we see a camp battle between him and Clay, who to this point has been struggling (doesn't mean much at this point, but hey the guy hasn't separated himself his entire career).
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He had a couple nifty catches last season. His issue is getting open consistently.
Clay is on the bubble because he is not consistent and he was not a Philbin pick. He better be appreciably better than Miller, Egnew, Sims etc. or he will get cut.