Safety Ryan Clark visited the Redskins and left without a contract, but that doesn’t mean the door to a spot on the roster is permanently shut for the longtime Steeler.
Clark said Monday that he is still talking with Washington about a second tour of duty with the team. Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported over the weekend that Clark’s asking price was too high for the team. Like any good salesman, he’s making sure that the Redskins know that there are other interested parties poised to pounce in the event they don’t seal the deal.
“We’re just dealing right now,” Clark said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “We’ve got some interest from the Ravens, the Jets. We’re actually in negotiations with Washington as we speak. So, we’ll see how it goes.”
Both the Ravens and Jets could have use for help at safety, but it’s hard to gauge their level of interest in Clark filling that need since there haven’t been visits or advanced conversations at this point. The Redskins may be banking on that interest not being high enough to trump their offer for a safety who will turn 35 during the season.