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Dallas Clark, O.J. Atogwe visit the Chiefs

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With the draft over, the Chiefs are turning their attention back to free agency, with a couple of veterans visiting on Tuesday.

The Kansas City Star reports that tight end Dallas Clark and safety O.J. Atogwe visited the Chiefs on Tuesday.

Clark has drawn almost no interest in free agency, and plenty of people think he just doesn’t have anything left. Clark turns 33 next month and caught just 34 passes for 352 yards in 11 games last season. His close relationship with Peyton Manning led many to assume the Broncos would have some interest, but that interest hasn’t materialized. The Chiefs are at least interested enough to give him a look, but they already have Tony Moeaki and Kevin Boss at the position, so Clark would likely enter training camp no better than third on the depth chart.

Atogwe played for the Redskins last season after six seasons with the Rams. In Kansas City he’d provide depth at safety, where the Chiefs don’t have much behind starters Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis.

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21 Responses to “Dallas Clark, O.J. Atogwe visit the Chiefs”
  1. joetoronto says: May 2, 2012 7:04 AM

    It’s OK, Chiefs fans. If you buy season tickets, will give you the ugliest red jersey you’ve ever seen.

    For free!

  2. dewalt2990 says: May 2, 2012 7:13 AM

    Chances are Clark is just looking for too much money. Any evaluator should know that Clark would be just fine with a savvy QB. The Colts are bad, he is not.

  3. donniebmc says: May 2, 2012 7:19 AM

    It’s been surprising that Clark hasn’t been signed. He seemed very productive the season before last, when Peyton was throwing him passes.

  4. jluns275 says: May 2, 2012 7:55 AM

    Hey joetoronto:

    I think you mean “we’ll”, not “will”.
    They have this thing called grammar school.
    And it’s free too!!!

  5. warrenmoon says: May 2, 2012 7:57 AM

    Being that the Chiefs have to spend 93%? of the salary cap this year as part of the new league rules and they usually only spend about 60%, they had to go after some free-agents or overpay the guys they had. In my opinion, the main position they should target was quarterbacks. How crazy would this scenario be?

    After the investigation, Drew Brees decides he no longer wants to be a Saint. The most likely team that would sign him is the Chiefs. Imagine the AFC West with Manning, Palmer, and Brees. That would be too cool and probably won’t happen but still haha.

  6. indywilson40 says: May 2, 2012 8:06 AM

    Judging from the picture above, that had to be a Curtis Painter pass. It also looks like a McNabb pass, but he never played with the Colts.

  7. 3rdbrowneye says: May 2, 2012 8:09 AM

    Way to go Joe. We’ll you never learn. Tools aren’t for kids

  8. beckzhere says: May 2, 2012 8:16 AM

    I’d love to have either of them in Atlanta for depth. At least Clark would be 2nd string as opposed to 3rd. And considering how often we run 2 TE’s, it makes sense to have a vet behind TG.

  9. adx321 says: May 2, 2012 8:16 AM

    Dallas was a loved player in Indy but the freak wrist injury he suffered is not something that he’s been able to shake off.

    If you were one of the 15 people watching Colts games last year you would see he had as many drops as he had catches and while the QB quality certainly went down a notch these were balls that hit him in the hands.

    He never wore gloves which is akin to saying “no I don’t want any extra help” and that is something I just don’t understand. Those things are like cheating.

  10. autumnritual says: May 2, 2012 8:29 AM

    warrenmoon says:
    After the investigation, Drew Brees decides he no longer wants to be a Saint. The most likely team that would sign him is the Chiefs. Imagine the AFC West with Manning, Palmer, and Brees. That would be too cool and probably won’t happen but still haha.
    Carson Palmer? How about Philip Rivers!

  11. realitypolice says: May 2, 2012 8:30 AM

    The fact that the Broncos haven’t signed him is a huge red flag, IMO.

  12. sictransitchris says: May 2, 2012 8:32 AM

    Remember when both these guys were Top 5 at their position and not hoping for backup gigs in Kansas City?

    The NFL is weird like that.

  13. galvestontexans says: May 2, 2012 9:48 AM

    Texans need another TE

  14. cjepp says: May 2, 2012 10:12 AM

    Why the Bills arent calling Clark, I don’t know. He’s an instant upgrade to any rostered Bills TE.

  15. skolvikesskol says: May 2, 2012 10:23 AM

    If these guys had criminal records the vikes wld pik them up… But declining play is not our style (anymore)

  16. 2wo22 says: May 2, 2012 10:26 AM

    This is a great move by the Chiefs brass (if they sign 1 or both of these players)…

    Clark provides leadership within the locker room. Because suddenly, what was an aging team, now only has 3 players (1 starter- Ryan Lilja) on the roster at 30 years old. Everyone else is in their 2o’s.

    OJ Atogwe provides depth and a solid DB to bring into the 3 Safety formation that Peyton Manning will see often against the Chiefs.

  17. warrenmoon says: May 2, 2012 11:07 AM

    Carson Palmer? How about Philip Rivers!


    No one cares about Rivers. He’s played his whole career there. You think Manning you think Colts, you think Palmer you think Bengals, you think Brees you think Saints. Seeing them all on different teams in the same division would be awesome. In my opinion, that would make Rivers the worst QB in the division and he would cry all year about it.

  18. noahbird says: May 2, 2012 11:12 AM

    The fins should get him for the vet minimum just to add some veteran leadership to the Offense.

  19. chiefscott says: May 2, 2012 11:17 AM

    If the Chiefs sign an “old timer”, what’s wrong with London Fletcher? That guy has to be 50, but plays just like he did in StL!

  20. kcfanatic says: May 2, 2012 12:05 PM

    Carson Palmer? How about Philip Rivers!

    Sorry, but fumbling a snap on MNF during the kneel down play to lose a game keeps you out of elite status. It also keeps you out of pretty good status.

  21. jjackwagon says: May 2, 2012 12:51 PM

    @Joe So you are saying they are giving away red Raiders jersey’s?

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