New York Giants
Name  Michael Clayton
Born  10/13/1982
Height  6-3
Weight  202
College  L-S-U
11/23/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Giants have signed Clayton to a one-year deal.
Insight: Clayton will add some needed depth to the Giants' WR group, but it would be a surprise to see him emerge as a fantasy factor. (
11/23/2010 10:21:00 AM
Description: Former Buccaneers and current UFL WR Michael Clayton is expected to work out for the Giants this week. SOURCE: PRO FOOTBALL TALK
Insight: With both Steve Smith (pect) and Hakeem Nicks (leg) out, the team is in desperate need of receiver depth. Former Eagles WR Kevin Curtis is also expected to get another look, but neither have much value if signed.
11/23/2010 10:05:00 AM
Description: Mike Florio of Pro Football reports the Giants are expected to bring in Clayton for a workout this week.
Insight: The Giants are looking to add WR depth with Hakeem Nicks (left leg) and Steve Smith (torn pectoral) out. (
10/14/2010 9:58:00 AM
Description: The Bengals worked out free agent WR Michael Clayton Wednesday. SOURCE: CINCINNATI ENQUIRER
Insight: Teams have been kicking the tires on free agents, such as running back Justin Fargas, just to see if there is anything left that could help with depth in certain spots. The Bengals also worked out former Bills bust James Hardy.
9/4/2010 10:04:00 PM
Description: Clayton got booted by the Bucs on Saturday, a year after the franchise extended his contract.
Insight: This news is far less surprising than that 2009 extension was. Clayton has done nearly nothing since a terrific rookie season in 2004, which is apparently, finally far enough past to allow the Bucs to move on. (
9/4/2010 1:05:00 PM
Description: The Buccaneers have released WR Michael Clayton. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: With $3.5 million guaranteed in 2010, Clayton gets a nice lump of change for leaving. We still never understood why the team re-signed him last year.
9/2/2010 3:05:00 PM
Description: The St. Petersburg Times reports the Buccaneers informed Clayton he would be traded "several months ago."
Insight: Clayton is guaranteed $3.5 million this season, so Tampa Bay looks likely to be stuck with him, but they could admit their mistake and just release him. (
8/30/2010 12:03:00 PM
Description: The Tampa Tribune reports Clayton is not concerned about being cut by the Buccaneers despite not playing in the team's third preseason game.
Insight: Clayton is guaranteed $3 million this season, making trading him a better option. But that would take another team being interested in him. (Rapid
8/6/2010 2:46:00 PM
Description:'s Pat Yasinskas speculates that only one guy between Clayton and Maurice Stovall will make the Buccaneers' final roster.
Insight: Tampa Bay can shed $3 million by dumping Clayton, and given the fact Stovall plays special teams he could be the easiest one to part with. (Rapid
5/17/2010 4:13:00 PM
Description: According to the Pewter Report, Clayton blames his poor production in 2009 to the Buccaneers' lack of continuity at quarterback.
Insight: Clayton has not been a productive receiver since his rookie season in 2004, so this excuse is invalid. (
4/26/2010 10:34:00 AM
Description: Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times reports, via Twitter, that the Buccaneers are trying to unload Clayton.
Insight: Clayton has been a huge disappointment since a stellar rookie season in 2004. He will likely be released if Tampa Bay can't find a trade partner. (
2/12/2010 2:20:00 PM
Description: The Pewter Report mentions Clayton as a candidate to be released this offseason.
Insight: Clayton simply has not been able to repeat the success of his rookie season in 2004, and has been little more than a blocker in recent years. (
12/1/2009 10:50:00 AM
Description: Clayton (left knee) is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with an MCL sprain his his left knee. (Pewter Report)
Insight: Clayton has not been very productive as a receiver anyway, so this shouldn't be relevant news for your fantasy team. (
Questionable11/12/2009 11:08:00 AM
Description: Clayton (wrist) was held out of practice on Wednesday.
Insight: Clayton is not worth a roster spot in most fantasy leagues. (
11/6/2009 9:13:00 PM
Description: Clayton (wrist) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Insight: He was able to catch passes during Friday's practice. However, don't expect him to do the same in a live game and continue to avoid him as you have hopefully been doing all year. (
Probable10/23/2009 11:01:00 AM
Description: According to Pewter, Clayton (hamstring) participated fully in Thursday's practice.
Insight: Hopefully this news does not effect your fantasy team, as Clayton has done essentially nothing since a five-catch, 93-yard effort in Week 1. (
Cold10/13/2009 11:29:00 PM
Description: According to Pro Football, Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris was highly critical of Clayton after he had a lot of dropped passes in Week 5's loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: Clayton had demanded more passes be thrown his way, but if he can't handle the extra opportunities he won't get them much longer. (
Questionable10/7/2009 8:33:00 PM
Description: Clayton (ribs) was limited during Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Clayton had 93 receiving yards in Week 1, but that appears to be a fluke. He is not fantasy roster worthy right now. (
10/6/2009 12:01:00 PM
Description: According to the Tampa Tribune, Clayton has expressed some frustration with the Buccaneers' passing game.
Insight: The only Tampa WR that is worthy of a roster spot at this point is Antonio Bryant. (
Cold9/30/2009 10:14:00 AM
Description: Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports that Clayton took a step back last week against the Giants.
Insight: Clayton had five catches for 93 yards in Week 1, but has just two catches since. Given all the injuries to the Buccaneers' wide receivers, he has had the opportunity to produce but is not a fantasy factor. (