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Michael Clayton

Michael Clayton - #83 - WR

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 202 lbs.
Birthday 10/13/1982
Birthplace Baton Rouge, LA
College LSU
Years played 9
Drafted 2004, 1st round, 15th pick by Buccaneers

Giants place WR Clayton on injured reserve

Posted Nov. 26, 2011 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Giants placed veteran WR Michael Clayton on injured reserve on Saturday.

Giants place Hixon on I.R., re-sign Clayton

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
The Giants placed WR Domenik Hixon on injured reserved and re-signed WR Michael Clayton.

Report: Giants re-sign WR Clayton

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 2:32 p.m. ET
The Giants agreed to terms with veteran WR Michael Clayton on Tuesday, according to NFL Network.

Giants sign WR Clayton

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
The Giants have signed former Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton to fill a spot on a banged-up receiving corps.

Report: Bears schedule workout for WR Clayton

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
Former Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton will reportedly attend a workout with the Bears this week.

Bucs release WR Michael Clayton

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
A year after signing him to a deal worth $10 million guaranteed, the Buccaneers have released WR Michael Clayton.

Bucs' Clayton facing uphill battle to make roster

Posted Aug. 14, 2010 @ 7:24 p.m. ET
WR Michael Clayton entered training camp on the Buccaneers' roster bubble, and we hear there's a good chance he will not survive the final round of roster cuts.

Bucs face decision on WR Clayton

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
It appears Buccaneers WR Michael Clayton's job is safe for now, but that could change in August.


Posted Nov. 27, 2011
The New York Giants have placed wide receiver Michael Clayton on injured reserve and re-signed defensive end Justin Trattou from their practice squad.||||||| Clayton, who will have surgery Monday for a torn meniscus in his knee, is an eight-year veteran who was among the team's final cuts this year. He was re-signed Sept. 23 and played in five games, mostly on special teams.
Posted Nov. 25, 2010
While they have never played on the same team, Clayton and Giants QB Eli Manning were roommates for three months at a camp in Florida prior to the NFL Combine in 2004. "God works in mysterious ways," Clayton said. "To have an opportunity to be able to catch ball from him on this level is a dream I have been waiting for, to get a qualified quarterback and to get an opportunity."||||||| Clayton has had an interesting season. He was released by the Bucs before the start of the season, had tryouts with Chicago and Cincinnati in October and was playing with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League the past month.
Posted Nov. 23, 2010
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Clayton is close to signing with the injury-ravaged New York Giants. His representatives at ProFiles Sports in Atlanta tweeted Tuesday that Clayton has a new home and made a reference to New York.||||||| Clayton has been playing for Omaha in the United Football League. He had 16 catches in 13 games with the Bucs last season.
Posted Sept. 04, 2010
Clayton was among the cuts announced Saturday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers set their 53-man roster.||||||| Clayton was a first-round draft pick in 2004, when had 80 receptions for 1,193 yards and seven touchdowns - all records for a first-year player in Tampa Bay. Even though his production declined sharply after that, Clayton signed a five-year contract worth about $26 million before last season. The seventh-year pro played sparingly in the preseason after having a career-low 16 catches for 230 yards and one TD in 2009.
Posted May 20, 2010
Clayton pondered a question about his future with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hesitated for a moment and then smiled.He knows he is in for a fight for his job. But he isn't worried. "Every year has been about work. I've been in a lot of positions where I've had to climb from the bottom of the totem pole. It's no different from this year," Clayton said Thursday. "I believe in my talent, and what I can do to help this football team."||||||| The 27-year-old receiver says he wants to be a leader and mentor for younger players entering his seventh NFL season.He's going to have to tidy up his own house first. Clayton is coming off the least productive season of a largely disappointing career - and he is one of the team's highest-paid players.