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Report: Dallas Clark wants to play this season, could sign this week

Jo-Lonn Dunbar,  Dallas Clark AP

We haven’t heard much about veteran tight end Dallas Clark this offseason, but it looks as if the former Colt and Buccaneer is back on the radar.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Clark intends to play this season, which would be his 11th as an NFL player. Schefter also reports that Clark could sign a deal to join a team this week.

There’s no mention of what team might be interested in signing Clark, but the two teams that played in last year’s AFC Championship Game each make some sense. The Ravens lost Dennis Pitta for the year and Ed Dickson is sidelined at present by a hamstring injury, but Clark’s receiving ability could come in handy even when Dickson is back in the lineup. The Patriots don’t know when Rob Gronkowski will be on the field after back surgery and Aaron Hernandez is in prison, so New England could revisit a player they visited with when he was a free agent in 2012.

Clark has 474 catches and 50 touchdowns over the course of his career and played all 16 games with the Bucs last season.

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29 Responses to “Report: Dallas Clark wants to play this season, could sign this week”
  1. lennydpocketqb says: Aug 11, 2013 3:29 PM

    Solid vet would do well with either team.

  2. getyourownname says: Aug 11, 2013 3:32 PM

    Ravens probably would have signed him by now if they were interested; they are focusing on WRs anyway. The Caldwell connection has been in effect for a while.

    Possibly the Pats, although Steelers may also be a possibility with their TE injuries.

    But he could be done.

  3. z06vision says: Aug 11, 2013 3:34 PM

    He is a great player where ever he goes.

  4. pats1995 says: Aug 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    Pats really like their other tight ends. They have Fells and a rookie (forgetting his name) doing well in camp. Also have Ballard

  5. umainebearman says: Aug 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    Baltimore would be stupid not to grab him.

  6. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 11, 2013 3:35 PM

    No one wants him.

  7. axltcu says: Aug 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    The Pats seems to be happy with what they got. Adding another TE doesn’t seem to be in their best interest despite every “experts” analysis.

  8. bettis3636 says: Aug 11, 2013 4:00 PM

    Agreed the Ravens and Pats could use his services.. But let me add Pittsburgh in there. They are mightyyyyy thin at the TE position!!

  9. ryann252013 says: Aug 11, 2013 4:09 PM

    May not be as athletic as he used to be but his hands are still very reliable, whoever signs him is getting a low risk high reward player.

  10. remyje says: Aug 11, 2013 4:14 PM

    FYI…Aaron Hernandez is not in prison

  11. FlashPatterson says: Aug 11, 2013 4:20 PM

    Broncos?

  12. daburgher says: Aug 11, 2013 4:33 PM

    We would welcome Dallas in Pittsburgh right now

  13. bonniebengal says: Aug 11, 2013 4:35 PM

    I bet it’s the Patriots.

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 11, 2013 4:43 PM

    He will be a Ravens soon enough. Him and Stokely would be a great combo, just like Astaire and Rogers. Not as spry though.

  15. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Aug 11, 2013 4:58 PM

    Pittsburgh would also make sense as a destination, given their injury situation at tight end.

    Clark could be a good edition to any team, as long as they can get past the fact that his first name is synonymous with “mediocre”.

  16. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 11, 2013 5:05 PM

    Seattle.

  17. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 11, 2013 5:15 PM

    “He will be a Ravens soon enough. Him and Stokely would be a great combo, just like Astaire and Rogers. Not as spry though.”

    Even so, they could both dance on the Steelers’ grave come December..or even November.

  18. z06vision says: Aug 11, 2013 5:29 PM

    Joemontanaflacco wanna be steeler fan – I have never seen a person so jealous in my life. When was the last time the ravens repeated as superbowl chumps? ……..NEVER!

  19. rjth2012 says: Aug 11, 2013 5:41 PM

    Dallas Clark would be a great addition to the Eagles for so many reasons (if he still has his legs) and the Eagles have good tight ends already but are short on receivers due to season ending injuries to Macklin & Benn. Clark knows how to get open! The problem is I am pretty sure he wants to be on a super bowl contender which my Eagles are not. Then again money talks and the Eagles have plenty of that. Stranger things have happened.

  20. mrfrostyj says: Aug 11, 2013 7:25 PM

    My guess would be Denver. The guy hasn’t looked like an NFL starting tight end since Mannings final season in Indy and I’m sure NFL GM’s saw that too. His stone hands were one of if not the main reason the Colts lost enough games to land Andrew Luck. Reunite him with Manning and you could possibly get one good season out of him.

  21. filthymcnastyog says: Aug 11, 2013 7:35 PM

    Makes me laugh when “experts” think he could go too NE. Their young TE’s are looking too good. Guess they can keep flying under the radar.

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

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Even so, they could both dance on the Steelers’ grave come December..or even November.
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    Sorry jmf, forgot how sensitive ravens fans are about dancing. My humblest apologies, especially to Jacoby Jones. I know he’s banking on his dancing career taking off, as he will be exposed on the field this year and likely out of the NFL soon.

  23. thegonz13 says: Aug 11, 2013 8:46 PM

    He could give a team a good season or two if he stays injury-free. I think he still has something left in the tank.

  24. Joemontanaflacco says: Aug 11, 2013 10:02 PM

    No worries, crown. Jones is composing a revenge fantasy ballet based on Roethlisbooger’s exploits in Lake Tahoe and Georgia, called “The Nutcracker. Sweet!”

  25. ravenmuscle says: Aug 11, 2013 10:09 PM

    Not to worry…Ravens will win BACK to BACK superbowls with this year’s win. Beating the Stoolers will be a piece of cake.

  26. ravenmuscle says: Aug 11, 2013 10:11 PM

    Without Mike Wallace the steelers have NO passing attack.

  27. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 12, 2013 1:21 PM

    ravenmuscle says:

    Without Mike Wallace the steelers have NO passing attack.
    —————————————————–
    Wallace plays WR, not QB. Unless you meant Seneca Wallace, which would make about as much sense.

  28. gisellichek says: Aug 12, 2013 1:27 PM

    Not seeing it with the Pats… Sudfeld has a huge upside.

  29. gimmeabruschi says: Aug 13, 2013 4:51 AM

    Reports say he signed with the ratbirds.

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