Stephen Holder, of the St. Pete Times, writes, that Michael Clayton is
willing to return to the Bucs for less money elsewhere. Clayton said, “There’s a thin line between taking less money and trying to be a part of this organization and what they’re building, and leaving millions on the table. But I love and respect (the Bucs) and I want to be a part of it.”
While Holder, goes on to suggest the two sides are still talking, he also points out that it “appears there’s a significant gap.”
It’s no secret, that most fans can careless about the ineffectiveness of Michael Clayton and the dismal season’s since his rookie year. The free agent market isn’t exactly a fruit bowl overflowing. What Clayton does do better then most at his position is the little things that most “elite” or star crazed receivers don’t do and that is block down field and sacrifice his own numbers while others around him pickup yards after the catch with his proles for down field blocking in the running game as well as the passing game.
Still, it will come down to what the team feels Clayton is worth sicne he at this point has youth on his side, but needs to find a way to be a more intergaul part of the passing game if he truly wants to cash in.