Packers sign Kenny Clark

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Late Friday afternoons are the place where bad news typically goes to be noticed by as few people as possible. For the Packers, this specific late Friday afternoon entailed a good news dump, with an announcement that the team has signed defensive tackle Kenny Clark.

Clark, who played college football at UCLA, inked the standard four-year deal with a fifth-year option.

Due to the school calendar at UCLA, Clark missed OTAS. He connected with defensive line coach Mike Trgovac via Skype before this week, when Clark was finally able to report for duty.

Clark recently said he wasn’t worried about not being signed. He also said he gave no thought to pulling a Joey Bosa and boycotting this week’s mandatory minicamp due to the absence of a contract.

34 responses to “Packers sign Kenny Clark

  1. With the slotted caps in place, it’s much easier to sign draft choices than it used to be.

  2. Joey Bosa doesn’t have a contract yet therefore he’s not boycotting anything.

  3. Anthony Barr missed OTA’s for the Vikings and almost won defensive rookie of the year. It’s a non-issue.

  4. milwaukeeguy says:
    Jun 17, 2016 6:40 PM

    Joey Bosa doesn’t have a contract yet therefore he’s not boycotting anything
    ========================
    Clark didn’t have a contract either, but he showed up for mandatory mini camp.

    #team player

  5. Rock on Kenny! Welcome to the most cherished and successful franchise in professional sports. We can’t wait to see you work your magic. GoPackGo!!

  6. It’s been awhile since the draft. If it wasn’t for the fifth year option comment, I would not have known in which round this guy had been drafted, since it wasn’t mentioned in the article.

  7. He’s probably a little behind the curve with the juggling drills- but give him a nice set of clown shoes and a shiny red-ball clown nose and he’ll be off to a good start.

  8. Teddy2Tready says:
    Jun 17, 2016 6:55 PM
    “For this week’s game, we will have to figure out how to stop Kenny Clark.”
    –No coach ever

    *****

    True statement. He’s never played a pro game.

  9. I know I made a comment similar the other day, but looking at ariani’s current like/dislike ratio it’s 13/65. I think I speak for everyone when I say that your account is being wasted and you really need to get something to do in your spare time aside from trolling on Packers threads because clearly you’re utterly meaningless banter is benefitting absolutely no one.

  10. skol4life says:
    Jun 17, 2016 7:18 PM
    McCarthy doesn’t care who shows up to practice anyway. They will all need their rest for week 2

    ——————————————————————

    Yes, its true, as Packer fans we are all excited for week 2. Hell, it cant come soon enough. Its great to see the Vikings fans excitement for week 2 as well. The biggest difference is that Packer fans are also looking forward to week 18 and beyond. This comes at a time when Vikings fans have long since given up on the season and are waiting for the mock drafts so they can begin their annual offseason declarations of dynasties and championships that sadly, fail to materialize, year after year after year.

  11. cribbage12 says:
    Jun 17, 2016 7:47 PM
    Rock on Kenny! Welcome to the most cherished and successful franchise in professional sports…….
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    Settle down tiger. The packers certainly have the most NFL Championships, but every other major professional league has a team that has more championships in their respective league. Good luck to Kenneth jr.

  12. ariani1985 says:
    Jun 17, 2016 6:50 PM
    did he sign with a purple pen? you know for the Packers choking in the playoffs so much!
    +++++++++++++++++

    Choke you say? Your toe jam brain already forgot that chip shot field goal from last playoffs? Gods, it must be so nice not to remember

    27 yards

    27 yards

    27 yards

    27 yards

  13. Another immediately contributing member to the youngest team in the North Division, a team that went deeper into the postseason than any other North Division team last year.

    He will help a defense that finished the entire 2015 regular season on a performance par nearly equal to the vaunted Viking defense. One of two things must be true; either the Packers D is nearly equal to the Vikings, or the Vikings D is overrated to the lowly point described of the Packers by their trolls. Take your pick.

    Makes no difference to me. The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division. Viking fans grit their teeth and know this to be true. Their words say otherwise, but their words are vacant and self-serving anyway, so again, who cares?

  14. ONLY reason Packers squeeked past game one is you played the weakest team in ALL the Playoffs, you Choked on the next real team, you lost to Minnesota two weeks earlier.
    Packers WILL NOT make the Playoffs in 2016!!!!
    Write my name and this date on your Calendar….

  15. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 18, 2016 4:45 PM
    Another immediately contributing member to the youngest team in the North Division, a team that went deeper into the postseason than any other North Division team last year.

    He will help a defense that finished the entire 2015 regular season on a performance par nearly equal to the vaunted Viking defense. One of two things must be true; either the Packers D is nearly equal to the Vikings, or the Vikings D is overrated to the lowly point described of the Packers by their trolls. Take your pick.

    Makes no difference to me. The Packers are still the team to beat in the North Division. Viking fans grit their teeth and know this to be true. Their words say otherwise, but their words are vacant and self-serving anyway, so again, who cares?
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    Oh really. Guess we’ll see for ourselves in Week Two, your oh so exceptional “young” team, the overrated Vikings D against the much better Packers D (although no one but you knows this), and the NFC North Champs don’t really matter because the Packers are the team to beat despite. . .Whatever. #countingthedaysuntilWeekTwo

  16. Another ted thompson bust. Where are the skill players on this team the shut down corners the solid linebacking core? This is an8-8 team that last year got lucky with the frist six games against teams who were reorganizing. Not that luckymthis year other than the lions and bears.

  17. Packers played the same teams as the Vikings last year and their defense finished with nearly a statistical dead-heat. Add that to defensive improvements in the off season and an offense already better than the competition, and it all adds up:

    The Packers remain the team to beat in the North Division. A one-season anomaly by the Vikings doesn’t rule them out, but it doesn’t suddenly catapult them to the top.

    Sorry for the reality check on such a fine summer evening, but that is the apples.

    Eat it.

  18. stellar performance says: The Packers remain the team to beat in the North Division. A one-season anomaly by the Vikings doesn’t rule them out, but it doesn’t suddenly catapult them to the top.
    —————-
    They are the NFC North Champions so they’re already catapulted to the top and have to prove nothing—that belongs to the Packers. The pressure is on them to beat the Champs.

    Sorry for the reality check on this fine Father’s Day but those are the apples.

    Eat It!

  19. Poor Kenny Clark entered the draft with hopes of signing on to an NFL team.

    Those dreams were shattered when the Packers drafted him.

    Good luck kid

  20. lindacaseauthor says:
    Jun 19, 2016 11:15 AM

    ==================================
    Each year, every team has to prove themselves- in every sport. Do you know what a football looks like? The Vikings’ have to prove themselves this year just as much as any other team in the league- no one’s awarding the Vikings or anyone else a any kind of championship on the basis of last year’s results. That’s reality.

    Do the Broncos have to prove themselves this year after winning the Super Bowl last year? Most intelligent football fans would think so.

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