Bills trade Seymour to Panthers for WR Clay and a pick

Posted Sep 2, 2017

Moments after getting their roster to the required 53 before the league deadline Saturday, Buffalo executed a trade sending Kevon Seymour to Carolina for WR Kaelin Clay and a pick.

The Bills added to their receiving corps with a trade Saturday. Buffalo acquired WR Kaelin Clay from the Carolina Panthers in exchange for CB Kevon Seymour and a 2019 seventh-round pick.

Clay, 25, is a former sixth-round pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2015), but did not make their final roster. He spent most of the 2015 season on the Detroit Lions practice squad, but in November that season he was signed off the Lions practice squad by the Baltimore Ravens.


Clay appeared in two games and had an 82-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football. The wide receiver/return specialist remained with the Ravens through the 2016 offseason, but was placed on injured reserve in August.

This past May he was signed by the Carolina Panthers. He had five catches for 116 yards in the preseason for Carolina.

The 5-10, 195-pound receiver has 4.45 speed and was a First-Team All-American in his only season at Utah (2014) when he scored 16 touchdowns.

Seymour, a sixth-round pick of the Bills last year, lost out in a bid for the starting cornerback job opposite rookie Tre’Davious White following the team’s trade of Ronald Darby. He also lost out in the battle for the starting nickel corner role to Leonard Johnson.