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Bucs worked out Dallas Clark

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Though there were early-offseason rumors that Dallas Clark might retire after being released by the Colts, that doesn’t appear to be his plan. The free agent tight end has flirted with the Broncos, Patriots, and Chiefs in free agency, and we can add a fourth team to Clark’s list of potential suitors.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter Monday that Clark worked out for the Buccaneers last week. Schefter suggested the Bucs could sign Clark as soon as this week, particularly after news that Kellen Winslow is on the outs in Tampa.

At least based on 2011 performance, the Bucs wouldn’t be upgrading. Clark is 33 years old with health issues of his own, and provides nothing as a blocker. Once a top-flight pass-catching tight end, Clark was a drop machine in 2011.

He would be cheaper than Winslow, though.

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11 Responses to “Bucs worked out Dallas Clark”
  1. tpa43 says: May 21, 2012 10:20 AM

    Once again the circus is in town.

  2. bozosforall says: May 21, 2012 10:22 AM

    Bucs should say “Good Riddance” to Kellen Winslow.

  3. daknight93 says: May 21, 2012 10:33 AM

    bucs want to try out a “washed up” tight end with little left in the tank…good luck with that move

  4. agcooney108 says: May 21, 2012 10:34 AM

    he was drop machine because he didn’t have legit qb or team. come on now, lets use common sense here

  5. ksmith013 says: May 21, 2012 10:34 AM

    Winslow is a goner. I’ll take Clark, he will be a veteran leader which the Bucs need a lot of. Him and VJack being vets will help the young bucs offense.

  6. gotampabay52 says: May 21, 2012 10:41 AM

    We have to changed they way and mentality in the lockeroom bring vets. winslow wanted to be pampered see ya you have to work and fight to play now not going to be handed to ya

  7. rcampore says: May 21, 2012 11:11 AM

    We have to changed they way and mentality in the lockeroom bring vets. winslow wanted to be pampered see ya you have to work and fight to play now not going to be handed to ya

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    My head just exploded trying to comprehend this.

  8. dmand123 says: May 21, 2012 11:27 AM

    Clark is probably the best available. Who else is available? Shockey-Uggggh. Shiancoe maybe. Last year was Clark’s only bad year like already mentioned. Try him out. Windslow was always injured too.

  9. j0esixpack says: May 21, 2012 12:26 PM

    Clark’s a gamer – and has always had the respect of Patriots players and fans

    But at this point he’s “shadow roster” material… the type of guy you bring in, maybe offer the veteran minimum, have him get to know the offense, but eventually cut in camp with the expectation that few teams will carve out a roster spot for an aging veteran

    He then becomes “insurance” in case the injury bug hits the TE corps and you hope you don’t need him

  10. roxtar10 says: May 21, 2012 12:55 PM

    Come on…at the NFL level, unless you’re a break-away tight end, that position is all about timing routes in traffic. Are you seriously saying Curtis Painter at QB should have no effect on the number of drops in timing patterns when compared to years of catching passes thrown by #18? To call him a “drop machine” after a 34 catch season with Painter and Collins at the helm is ridiculous.
    To extrapolate those stats out and say he’s not an upgrade to Winslow as a team mate would be the only thing more ridiculous. Good job – covered them both.

  11. paychrisjohnson28 says: May 21, 2012 3:09 PM

    Winslow to his Dad’s San Diego Chargers and Clark to the Denver Broncos would be the best options for both careers and the best stories as well.

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