Clay out for the year, is it Egnew time?

The Miami Dolphins announced on Monday that one of their starting tight ends has been lost for the season, due to an injury.  Charles Clay will miss the final two games of the Dolphins 2012 season, but the big question is whether or not Michael Egnew will replace him.  Clay caught 18 passes for 218 yards and 2 touchdowns this season, but many expected him to play a bigger role in the offense.  Some expected this to be the breakout year for Clay and hoped that he would provide an alternative for Anthony Fasano this offseason.  Fasano is set to become a free agent in March and the Dolphins only have 3 other tight ends on the roster:  Clay, Egnew, and Mastrud.  Mastrud is used primarily as a blocker, Clay is hurt and inconsistent, and Egnew hasn’t dressed for a game yet this season.

Photo by Ed Yourdon (Wikipedia)

Photo by Ed Yourdon (Wikipedia)

Now that Clay is officially out for the remainder of the season, will it be Egnew time?  It may be, but we’ll know for sure on Sunday when the Dolphins welcome in the Bills to Sun Life Stadium.  Egnew was selected in the 3rd round of the 2012 draft and was expected to be a receiving threat similar to Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots.  He was expected to be another playmaker for Ryan Tannehill to throw to.  Ironically, Egnew was selected with one of the third round picks acquired from the Bears in exchange for the Dolphins old playmaker, Brandon Marshall.  (cont’d on page 2, click below)

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