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Ravens, Dallas Clark agree to terms

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The Ravens have added yet another veteran pass catcher, agreeing to terms with tight end Dallas Clark on Sunday, the club announced.

The 34-year-old Clark improves the Ravens’ depth at a position where they have lost Dennis Pitta (hip) for the season and are without Ed Dickson (hamstring) in the short term.

An 11th-year pro, Clark has caught 474 passes for 5,322 yards and 50 touchdowns, with his best seasons coming with Indianapolis, for whom he played from 2003 through 2011. Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell was the head coach in Indianapolis for Clark’s final three seasons with the club.

Clark (6-3, 252) caught 47 passes for 435 yards and four TDs for the Buccaneers in 2012, playing all 16 games.

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  1. wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 11, 2013 7:38 PM

    this team will repeat as #worldchampions

  2. iceburgskin202 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:39 PM

    Great pickup this late in the game he will help the offense out immediately. He knows it and can teach the timing to Flacco and the other pass catchers.

  3. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:39 PM

    Great player in his prime. Hurt the Pats many times.

    Quite a bit slower now I think. Maybe he’ll work out to be a solid possession receiver for Baltimore but I doubt he’ll get any big gains at this point in his career.

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 11, 2013 7:40 PM

    Houston 500 Clark.

  5. wryly1 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:42 PM

    If there were any doubts as to how worried Ravens are about their offense this year, the desperation signings of broken down has-beens like Clark and Stokley remove them.

  6. doe22us says: Aug 11, 2013 7:42 PM

    Clark, Stokley reunion of ex-Colts, I believe ozzie is ruing letting Boldin go, with no one looking to emerge with the No 2 role.

  7. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:45 PM

    Good move Oz….

  8. sheriffrickgrimes says: Aug 11, 2013 7:45 PM

    Ravens stocking up on Jim Caldwell’s former players. Were Marvin Harrison and Edgerrin James not available?

  9. spellingcops says: Aug 11, 2013 7:45 PM

    Desperate times….

  10. jakec4 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:48 PM

    He’s no Pitta but he’ll do in a pinch. Dickson is just way too inconsistent to be relied on in a really big role.

  11. strokinmyego says: Aug 11, 2013 7:51 PM

    This is desperation at its finest. But the Ravens really have no choice, without Boldin and Pitta they have one of the worst receiving corps in the NFL. Bringing in Clark and Stokely won’t change that.

  12. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 11, 2013 7:52 PM

    HAHA! This joke made my day. LOLOLOL

    Pittsburgh — City of Champions — was not built in a day.

  13. bart3976 says: Aug 11, 2013 7:59 PM

    Ravens are restocking with castoffs. And Flacco is overrated. Have a nice day!

  14. daknight93 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:02 PM

    Dallas Clark is old and slow, but at least he has years of experience and will provide depth and mentor the younger guys in the locker room…he truly needs to retire after this season..wish him all the best tho.

  15. ravenunitas says: Aug 11, 2013 8:03 PM

    HAHA! This joke made my day. LOLOLOL

    Pittsburgh — City of Champions — was not built in a day.
    ====================================
    At least the Ravens seen they had a hole at TE and proceed to help fill that hole.
    More then I can say about the Steelers who are too cheap to fill their hole at TE, which by the way is just as huge if not a bigger need then the Ravens had, Especially with that offensive Offensive line you have.
    Good luck trying to block the Ravens deep Defensive line this year.

  16. moagecu says: Aug 11, 2013 8:04 PM

    You’re right. It took Pittsburgh 40 years to win one. Took baltimore 4 years to win one. We may not be there yet, but we gave you a 63 years head start.

  17. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Aug 11, 2013 8:07 PM

    they are winning the super bowl the next 2 years and gonna three peat with this signing!

  18. vltrophy14 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:09 PM

    Ravens repeating. Plz. Quit what ever your smoking & get real

  19. vegaskid21 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:10 PM

    Bucs should have kept him. Clark started coming around at the end of last season.

  20. jakec4 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:12 PM

    ravenunitas says: Aug 11, 2013 8:03 PM

    HAHA! This joke made my day. LOLOLOL

    Pittsburgh — City of Champions — was not built in a day.
    ====================================
    At least the Ravens seen they had a hole at TE and proceed to help fill that hole.
    More then I can say about the Steelers who are too cheap to fill their hole at TE, which by the way is just as huge if not a bigger need then the Ravens had, Especially with that offensive Offensive line you have.
    Good luck trying to block the Ravens deep Defensive line this year.

    ————————————————————-

    No kidding. The Steelers will sit around doing nothing, then will finally go out and pick up some third string Billy Bajema type tight end at the last second who will wind up seeing all kinds of playing time. The Ravens should be applauded for their proactive approach to filling holes with real players.

  21. opinevain says: Aug 11, 2013 8:20 PM

    Inexpensive quality is what I call it

  22. jamnastyjay says: Aug 11, 2013 8:21 PM

    I agree the bucs should have kept him… He wasn’t asking for much and he is a reliable possession TE

  23. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 11, 2013 8:23 PM

    “Excellent!”

    - Ryan Clark, TP, and Shamarko

  24. vibesid says: Aug 11, 2013 8:26 PM

    He is one of the top tight ends in NFL history. Had 100 catches in 2009 – 2010. This is an upgrade in the TE position.

  25. htowntexan says: Aug 11, 2013 8:29 PM

    TO would have been better. Why not just go all in on geriatric players and grab Irvin or Lynn Swan??

  26. vibesid says: Aug 11, 2013 8:30 PM

    Last year Clark had four TD catches.
    Last year Boldin had four TD catches.
    Come to your own conclusions.

  27. siggtacular says: Aug 11, 2013 8:33 PM

    Ravens World Champs

  28. getyourownname says: Aug 11, 2013 8:39 PM

    I admit I’m surprised. But Oz has a lot more success at this than I do. Or any of the keyboard GMs here.

  29. bradygoat says: Aug 11, 2013 8:40 PM

    lol, Ravens fans are completely delusional. Pat’s have one TE in jail for murder, another possibly out for a good chunk of the season &they wouldn’t touch Clark with a 10-foot pole. But yes, I’m sure he’s the answer to all your prayers.

    The Ravens will be lucky to make the playoffs this year.

  30. abninf says: Aug 11, 2013 8:41 PM

    moagecu says:

    You’re right. It took Pittsburgh 40 years to win one. Took baltimore 4 years to win one. We may not be there yet, but we gave you a 63 years head start.
    ===================================

    Ouch. Owned. Well played, sir.

  31. hines86for6 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:45 PM

    Tight end is one position Steelers and Ravens can’t talk trash about.

  32. jmblosser82 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:47 PM

    It took art modell almost 40 years to get his franchise a championship. Just because he started his franchise over with the old browns team doesn’t mean he was still bad at assembling talent for so long. It took your founder the same amount if time to put a championship team together as the founders of the steelers to win his first championship. Short history, 2 SB trips and rings in 13 years, 17 overall years. Steelers, 8 appearances, 6 rings(3 appearances in a 6 year span in the 2000′s and 4 for 4 in a 6 year span in the 70′s)in the 80 year history. Before you talk of the greatest franchise get to 2 or 3 superbowls in a 6 year span or get enough championships that you need 2 hands to count on. Green Bay greatest title getter overall, Pittsburgh the best in the SB era.
    For this of you who brag about a preseason steamrolling, bragging about it is like making out with your cousin…it may feel good but its wrong. At least wait till its a playoff caliber team like, like Cincy crushed the Falcons, and not a team like the Bucs.
    Given the struggles in the first preseason game I still think its Cincy with 11 wins, Pittsburgh with 10 wins, and Baltimore with 9. Signing to over the hill players will not help very much.

  33. ravenunitas says: Aug 11, 2013 8:49 PM

    bradygoat sez
    lol, Ravens fans are completely delusional. Pat’s have one TE in jail for murder, another possibly out for a good chunk of the season &they wouldn’t touch Clark with a 10-foot pole. But yes, I’m sure he’s the answer to all your prayers.

    The Ravens will be lucky to make the playoffs this year.
    ====================================
    Oh we will make the playoffs for the sixth straight year bradydoat….and we will knock your sorry team out of it once again. Still smarting sweetheart ??

  34. jakec4 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:50 PM

    bradygoat says: Aug 11, 2013 8:40 PM

    lol, Ravens fans are completely delusional. Pat’s have one TE in jail for murder, another possibly out for a good chunk of the season &they wouldn’t touch Clark with a 10-foot pole. But yes, I’m sure he’s the answer to all your prayers.

    The Ravens will be lucky to make the playoffs this year.

    ————————————————————–

    Or Clark would rather play in Baltimore like Derrick Mason did. Believe it or not the Patriots aren’t the draw for players that some of their fans like to think they are. They both go to the playoffs every year, but the Ravens can close.

  35. jmblosser82 says: Aug 11, 2013 9:05 PM

    Ravens can close? 5 straight years to playoffs 1 SB appearance and ring, steelers ended 2 if those playoff runs, colts and patriots ended the other 2. Patriots are 3-2 in their appearances. Sounds like the ravens had trouble closing 4 years straight, 5 out if 6 season(the 6th season was another basement dwelling 5-11 record). Just because the ravens finally won a superbowl after 5 straight playoff appearances does not make them closers.

  36. djstat says: Aug 11, 2013 9:14 PM

    Ugh. Old retread

  37. mlbbal52 says: Aug 11, 2013 9:32 PM

    These guys are older but are signed to add depth…the strength of this team will be the quick defense more so then the offense…

  38. taosravenfan says: Aug 11, 2013 9:38 PM

    These are solid low cost vet pickups. Don’t really give a darn what no ravens fans think. When you lose your top 2 TE’s you could do worse than get Dallas Clark and schiacoe. And while stickler is old, he caught a bunch of passes last year, plays well out of the slot and caught as many. First downs as anyone last year. Lo risk, moderate reward, low cost. This is why Ozzie is still one of the best in the game

  39. xinellum says: Aug 11, 2013 9:56 PM

    Ridicule the signings if you have anywhere near the ability to do this that Ozzie Newsome does. The Ravens are consistently rated as one of the top front offices in the league, have been in the Playoffs the last five years, in the championship game in three of those, the Super Bowl once which they won. What other team in the last five years can compare to that as well as having a qb who tied Montana for the beat TD/Int ratio during the playoffs, has more wins during those five years than Brady, Manning or any other qb. Not to mention he beat both Brady and Manning during the playoffs last year and Brady twice last year. Squealers can talk about Super Bowls from decades past but who cares who won when Teddy Roosevelt was president. What have you done lately and no one has done as well as the Ravens over the last five years. Your comments are as lame as your teams. You are all losers and the Ravens are the Super Bowl champs and your whining wont change that.

  40. jmblosser82 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:15 PM

    Enjoy the gift if a season last year raven fans, you won’t repeat, you’ll be lucky to make another superbowl in the next 5 years, in the 13 years it too you to get back to a superbowl, the patriots went 5 times and the steelers went 3 times. That us why those teams are the elite class if AFC teams in the SB era. You ravens will be back in the AFC basement soon enough. The steelers were the 7th best AFC team and was 1 game away from taking the ravens out if the playoffs, a TE will step up until Heath gets back, Briwn and Sanders will have a decent year, and that defense will be top 5 again. That running game will be a wildcard. Expect a lot if noise from this team while the ravens are gasping for air.

  41. wegot6doyou says: Aug 11, 2013 10:16 PM

    I have personally always respected Mr. Clark, however watching him last year his tank is nearing empty. I do wish him the best even if he is playing against my Steelers 2 times a year.

    With that said,… The Steeler bashing about their TE situation is comical. Last year Steelers hardly tossed to anyone other than Miller @ TE. Memory serves me right, he’s not retired… Injured and will be back. Before you jump ship and say his career over etc… Mr. Suggs came back just fine and it’s to my belief so will Mr. Miller.

    Keep an eye on Paulson… I believe that kid going to be a great one in due time. Best of luck to all the fans and their teams. So happy football is back!
    Cheers!

  42. ravenmuscle says: Aug 11, 2013 10:23 PM

    No one in Baltimore is lamenting letting Boldin go. No way he was worth $6.2 million for this year and he no longer could get any separation and was only able to do the back shoulder catch.

    By letting Boldin go the Ravens were able to sign Elvis Dumervil, Mike Huff, Chris Canty, Marcus Spears, Daryl Smith, Bryant McKinnie, Brandon Stokley, and Dallas Clark.
    I’ll take that 8 for 1 trade any day of the week.

  43. natijim235 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:31 PM

    joe montana to dallas clark…..oh wait wrong joe

  44. steelcurtainn says: Aug 11, 2013 10:38 PM

    Stokley and now Clark. These guys can’t run, their older then dirt. Opposing Secondaries will be laughing while Flaccos throwing the football up for grabs and getting pummeled.

  45. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 11, 2013 10:40 PM

    Steelers fans, you’re so jealous of the Ravens you’re making ME pity you. Why not win a game first and then give us a call. Hell, just score a single touchdown.

  46. poesports says: Aug 11, 2013 10:40 PM

    Considering the injuries and trades the Ravens have done, they have done a pretty decent job replacing the losses. Boldin was due too much and the injury to Pitta forced them to look elsewhere. Everone here has an opinion but at least the Ravens are trying to make moves. “We have Shiancoe? NO let’s go get Clark as well.” Will it pay off? We shall see.

  47. st1llerz1 says: Aug 11, 2013 10:43 PM

    The only thing this team is winning this year is the title of the team with the most players collecting social security checks while also cashing game checks.

    I heard Lance Alworth is looking for another shot.

    Maybe the “wizard” ought to bring him in for a look…

    As the Nest Burns…

    GO STEELERS!

  48. lennylyles says: Aug 11, 2013 10:52 PM

    Steeler fans until you were 8-8 last year losing to powers like Oakland. The Benglas are the Ravens competition. Stop living in the past.

  49. stainlessstill says: Aug 11, 2013 11:02 PM

    You’re right. It took Pittsburgh 40 years to win one. Took baltimore 4 years to win one. We may not be there yet, but we gave you a 63 years head start.
    —————–

    Lmao, yore point? You’re already on your second franchise in Baltimore because 1.) The Colts didn’t want you and 2.) You stole Cleveland’s franchise from them in an established league. Don’t go act like your some Godsend of a franchise. The Steelers built their empire with the same owners and kept themselves together in tough times.

    It’s not a feat. The Jags were one game away from the Super Bowl in their expansion and the Titans were 1 stretch away from the title. Also, the Texans are coming around already and are putting together a Super Bowl contender and only been in the league since 2002. Why? Because the heavy lifting has already been done to form the league by teams like the Steelers. Shut the mouth and respect it. Baltimore’s nothing special.

  50. rmc1995 says: Aug 11, 2013 11:14 PM

    @Jmblosser82
    Modell won an NFL championship in 1964, a year after the controversial firing of Paul Brown. So it only took him three years to get a championship for his franchise.

  51. stainlessstill says: Aug 11, 2013 11:25 PM

    Steelers fans, you’re so jealous of the Ravens you’re making ME pity you. Why not win a game first and then give us a call. Hell, just score a single touchdown.
    ————–

    BaaaaHAHAHA. You can’t even beat us in the playoffs (0-3) and we went through YOU to get our league leading 6th Lombardi trophy. What’s to be jealous about? Score a single touchdown? Please tell me you’re not talking about the pre-season..lmao. Pin-head Ravens fans.

  52. hakunamangata says: Aug 11, 2013 11:29 PM

    I find it funny that Steeler fans (or rather trolls who believe football was invented in 2008) are accusing the Ravens of being old. This from a team that still thinks Larry Foote, Ike Taylor and Heath Miller are viable options.

  53. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 11, 2013 11:35 PM

    “Why not win a game first and then give us a call. Hell, just score a single touchdown.”
    —————————————-
    That’s outlandish jmf, even for you – unless you really didn’t realize this is pre-season and not the actual games. I didn’t watch, but did Harbs get a Gatorade shower after that masterful “win”?

  54. wegot6doyou says: Aug 11, 2013 11:54 PM

    lennylyles says: Aug 11, 2013 10:52 PM

    Steeler fans until you were 8-8 last year losing to powers like Oakland. The Benglas are the Ravens competition. Stop living in the past.

    Lenny, good thing for you Batch was not playing for the Niners. How much did Flacco and company pay that safety in Denver anyway?

  55. bighurt228 says: Aug 12, 2013 12:00 AM

    Seems to me the ratbirds are getting desperate…..maybe the amazing ozzz missed on some draft pics and no other receivers are stepping up?? Guess the ravens are going slow and old this year….lol

  56. uscoach says: Aug 12, 2013 12:08 AM

    Interesting hearing about the Patriots and why they didn’t go after Dallas Clark. Certainly they are smart group of football minds making the decisions. My point is this: I think they have something up their sleeve; and from what I hear from those who know more than I do about the Pats, his name is Zach Sudfeld. 6 foot 7, 260, can run….I think the Pats may be under the impression that this guy can play. If they are, why go after Clark? They have their guy.

  57. mdegraide says: Aug 12, 2013 12:09 AM

    ravenmuscle says: Aug 11, 2013 10:23 PM

    By letting Boldin go the Ravens were able to sign Elvis Dumervil, Mike Huff, Chris Canty, Marcus Spears, Daryl Smith, Bryant McKinnie, Brandon Stokley, and Dallas Clark.
    I’ll take that 8 for 1 trade any day of the week.

    ————————————————

    EXACTLY…. THIS is another example of why Ozzie Newsome is far and away one of the best GM’s in NFL. Most fans are to ignorant, stupid or downright uneducated to get this. They only watched the first 48hrs of Free Agency unfold on ESPN and declared the Ravens dead. BIG mistake. Paul Kruger got 40 MILLION from the Browns. Ellerbe got 35 million. Most of you idiots do not even realize Ellerbe has NEVER started 16 games and Kruger only has 47 Career tackles & 15 sacks in FIVE YEARS. That’s almost 1 million a tackle for Kruger.

    Lets see….. With that 75 million Baltimore did not spend they locked up Dummerville, Huff, Canty, Spears, Daryll Smith, Clark, Stockley, Bryant Mckinnie, resigned Albert McClellan & Arthur Jones & traded for C.A.Q. Shipley. Not to mention they had 11 picks in the draft and loaded up with the likes of Elam & Brown like Ozzie does every year. Oh and locked up their Franchise QB.

    There is a reason the Mike Mayocks of the world (people who have a clue about football) consider Baltimore the deepest / most talented team in the NFL. Some of you guys are just downright stupid when it comes to your take on this team and the level they are on.

  58. uscoach says: Aug 12, 2013 12:16 AM

    ….Another point I think has some validity.

    Most Ravens fans know that Flacco will fumble away one game this year, and he will pass us into at least one additional loss as well.

    But here’s the thing: he is MONEY in the playoffs (and generally he is money against division foes like the Steelers).

    Ravens fans know how infuriating Flacco can be. But once he started to use his receivers in the best possible way, he really started to flow at the end of last season. I’ll admit, he threw some jumpballs, but when the Ravens receivers know A) where the ball is going, and B) when it’s going to get there — they have the advantage of DBs everytime. Those jumpballs were planned, and well executed. Back shoulder, jumping, turning around — huge guys like Boldin and Pitta splitting the seam, c’mon it only makes sense.

    Don’t you guys know anyting about Football?!?

  59. monkeyhateclean says: Aug 12, 2013 12:34 AM

    This is a terrible signing. And people who root for the Ravens are terrible for doing so.

    GO PITTSBURG! GO BENGALS! GO WHATEVER THE 4TH TEAM IN THIS TERRIBLE DIVISION IS!

  60. ampatsisahypocrite says: Aug 12, 2013 12:39 AM

    How many times do we have to repeat, it only matters that Flacco had all these players to carry him LAST year, so he could collect the big cash? They did all the work, he got all the money. Disappeared in the second half of the Super Bowl yet still got named MVP? Yep, sure as a 29-yard first down conversion off a one-yard dump-off.

  61. si1m says: Aug 12, 2013 2:13 AM

    its called insurance policy for the development of the young talent.

    The Steelers meanwhile will be starting David Joseph or whatever that no-namer is, the offensive lineman looking tight end.

    Kevin Colbert: asleep at the wheel, driving the team off a cliff.

    Letting the Pats school you into paying Sanders double his original salary lol.

  62. psj3809 says: Aug 12, 2013 4:07 AM

    Cant believe all the negative comments, ridiculous. Do people not realise that a fair few veterans can have some great years later in their career ?

    I’m sure people laughed when Rich ‘noodle arm’ Gannon went to the Raiders or when Oakland signed Jerry Rice. Both were huge successes.

    I’m no big Dallas Clark fan but a lot of veterans with the right team can surprise many of us. Hes a quality player, best years ‘may’ be past but again with the right team like the Ravens he could do pretty well.

    Would much rather have Clark on my team than some untested rookies/young players.

  63. buzzbeaubank says: Aug 12, 2013 6:33 AM

    st1llerz1 says:
    Aug 11, 2013 10:43 PM
    The only thing this team is winning this year is the title of the team with the most players collecting social security checks while also cashing game checks.

    I heard Lance Alworth is looking for another shot.

    Maybe the “wizard” ought to bring him in for a look…

    As the Nest Burns…

    GO STEELERS!
    —————–
    Then again, you starting secondary is 31 years old on average, so Clark and Stokley will be fine assuming they get significant snaps against Pittsburgh. And who’s your red zone threat again? Plax was your only non-midget option.

  64. celty00 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:37 AM

    These people on here don’t realize that yes Stokely and Clark aren’t fast ok great. You don’t need all your receiving corps blazing down the field. We have plenty of speed with T. Smith, J. Jones and a lot of younger guys fighting on PT. You have two burners on the outside a stokely and clark in the middle is EXACTLY what the ravens need. Granted I rather have Pitta out there but I will take Clark and Stokely with a huge grin when they are catching 3rd downs all year.

    BTW Patriots fans bragging about SB appearances you guys had to cheat to get to atleast 3 so is that something to brag about? Oh and those Pats are in probably the worst division in the AFC! Bills, Jets, Dolphins? Comon! A joke Division. AFCN has 3 teams that would beat the pats out each year to the playoffs.

  65. celty00 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:47 AM

    St1llers1 isn’t your teams one of the oldest in the league? Not sure you should joke about a social security check when you guys have been looking to take that title past few years. But hey you want 8-8 last year and didn’t reach the playoffs so who cares right? Ravens just happened to get to the playoffs and oh yea win the superbowl. Go troll your own boards still talking about your 6 rings.

  66. jmblosser82 says: Aug 12, 2013 9:27 AM

    Flaccid is money in the playoffs? He choked his first 3 years there and came up short in the 4th. Money against the north? The steelers held his offense to about 150 yards lower then the season average and 4-5 points under the season average. They barely manage to sweep the browns. The only decisive win was the first game against the bengals.
    As for scoring a TD in the preseason, they did. Again bragging about a blowout in the preseason is like making out with your cousin, it may feel good but its just wrong. My mistake, art modell has 2 championships under his belt. The ravens are still a second tier team in the nfl. Their run is coming to an end.

  67. flaccodelic says: Aug 12, 2013 9:34 AM

    What will make this work is the connection Clark already had with Caldwell. No doubt he’s coming in as a role player and to provide more leadership in a system he already knows.

  68. lovefootball4life says: Aug 12, 2013 10:11 AM

    No one can argue that Clark and Stokley are on the wrong side of 30…and in Stokley’s case way past it. No matter what you have to appreciate the organization’s focus to remain competitive in a season where they’re predicted to have s super bowl hangover. People criticizing these moves secretly wish their team would fill some holes too to be competitive. In the case of the Steelers the only thing they can say is they are going “old school”.

  69. stainlessstill says: Aug 12, 2013 10:28 AM

    I find it funny that Steeler fans (or rather trolls who believe football was invented in 2008) are accusing the Ravens of being old. This from a team that still thinks Larry Foote, Ike Taylor and Heath Miller are viable options.
    ——————————–

    Lmao, you pin-head Ravens fans need to make up your damn minds. First, you try to form an argument against our history as a franchise and are “try-hards” to hold that argument. Do we live in the past or do we believe football was invented in 2008? Imbecile Ravens fans have no room to talk since you did next to practically NOTHING since 2000. Again, 0-3 in the playoffs within your existence against us.

    BTW: You’re seriously going to put Ike Taylor and Heath Miller in your little category you created there? Ike has been one of the best cover corners in the league and the NFL is lucky Heath Miller will be on the PUP the first 6 weeks. I bet jump-ball Joe would DIE to throw jump-balls to Heath Miller.

  70. realskipbayless says: Aug 12, 2013 10:57 AM

    I used to like you Dallas but now you’ve signed with the most classless organization. Enjoy losing this year jumpball has lost most of his boys that got him outta a lot of bad throws.

  71. bunkmcnulty says: Aug 12, 2013 11:23 AM

    My favorite thing, fans over reacting (as usual) to pre-season football and roster moves. Especially after one preseason game.

    Every year, teams have injuries or salary cap casualties that affect rosters and roster planning.

    Clark and Stokely are simply insurance policies if other players are unable to step up. In my opinion, they are not bad (Clark more than Stokley) options. Are they in their prime? No. But they don’t need to be.

    Now I will agree, does this mean management lacks confidence in younger stars stepping up? Perhaps. One it’s way too early to say that, and two, a little competition never hurt anyone.

  72. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Aug 12, 2013 11:48 AM

    I can feel the love in this comments section.

  73. steelerben says: Aug 12, 2013 3:16 PM

    Both Clark and Stokley have had very good careers. They have both also spent the majority of those careers catching passes from Peyton Manning. I don’t think that is coincidental.

    While they should be able to contribute some veteran leadership and help keep the ship stable while the offense finds its identity this season, I don’t foresee them setting the world on fire with their stat lines. They are on the wrong side of the trajectory of their careers, but will still make plays here and there with savvy.

    I wouldn’t call it desperate, but it isn’t a slam dunk, either.

    As far as Bolding not being worth $6.2 million? A reliable target on third down that can bring down a pass in traffic is a pretty valuable thing.

  74. celty00 says: Aug 12, 2013 6:40 PM

    Steelerben,
    Pitta was what they were betting on to take over what boldin did last year. 6.2 mil would of kept us from getting a lot of those defensive pieces we needed for this year. I think it was the right choice and really the only choice to let Boldin go for a 4th rounder instead of cutting him and getting nothing. We needed cap room and thats that.

    BTW clark caught a decent amount from Josh Freeman last year, i don’t think he is even as good as Flacco so we will see how one year older and having 2 burners on the outside will do for him. BTW Stokely isn’t fast but hes a damn good route runner and catches anything close to him. Since our young guys aren’t showing that I think it may prove to be another good pickup. But again only time will tell and we will see how the season pans out.

    SB goes through the AFN again now that is a fact.

  75. paulsaddy says: Aug 12, 2013 7:59 PM

    Caldwell, Stokely, Clark, it looks like the Ravens are recruiting the former Colts that the Broncos cut anymore. No disrespect to Stokes and Clark, excellent careers but they have been slowing down the past couple years.

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