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

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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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”.

  5. “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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. ravenmuscle says:

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

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