Michael Clayton was a first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004 and was actually really good his rookie year. Since then? Yeah, not so much.
But good news for him. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he’ll be signing on with the receiver-needy New York Giants.
“Former Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton is signing a one-year deal with the NY Giants today,” Schefter tweets.
The team was apparently able to avoid the $150,000 transfer fee to the UFL because he hasn’t been on a roster for four weeks.
We can’t see him starting over Derek Hagan, and that tells you all you need to know about where his career is right now. But, the G-Men are sans Hakeem Nicks for three weeks, Steve Smith for a few more weeks and Ramses Barden for the rest of the year.
I bet they are wishing they didn’t send Victor Cruz to IR prematurely as many have speculated.