Report: Seahawks expected to tag Frank Clark

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There are a number of interesting pass-rushers slated for free agency.

But one of the more intriguing ones probably won’t reach the market.

According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the Seahawks are expected to use the franchise tag on defensive end Frank Clark if they can’t reach a long-term deal with him before the March 5 deadline.

That’s a significant one-year hit, as the cap figure is expected to be near $18 million. And that could keep them from being able to hang onto other key free agents, including safety Earl Thomas or linebacker K.J. Wright.

Clark appears to be a priority, however, with coach Pete Carroll has made several references to keeping him in place.

Clark, who fell to the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft because of concerns about a domestic violence charges from his college days, had a career-high 13 sacks last season. He also did it while playing through an elbow injury that he said had him around “60 percent.”

14 responses to “Report: Seahawks expected to tag Frank Clark

  1. Lol…they aren’t planning on bringing Earl Thomas back. Probably not KJ and whatever is going on with his knee either. 8th in total cap room so expect them to tag Clark and still sign multiple free agents. They only have four draft picks so they will be aggressive in the FA market.

  2. “That’s a significant one-year hit, as the cap figure is expected to be near $18 million. And that could keep them from being able to hang onto other key free agents, including safety Earl Thomas”

    Seriously???
    You really think they have ANY chance at all of retaining Earl Thomas?
    Did you not see him as he rode off the field after breaking his leg?
    Come on, do better

  3. Could keep them from retaining Earl Thomas? You and I and everyone else knows Seattle does not intend to keep Thomas at the price it expects him to get from some other team. So this likely move has nothing to do with Seattle keeping or not keeping Thomas.

  4. tobis8181 says:
    February 12, 2019 at 11:13 am
    Seahawkboy, no he doesn’t… He had 32, Mack has 34 learn to count
    ==================================

    Oh the nerve to be off by 2!

    The point is for Clark to be that close to Khalil Mack in sacks when Khalil is arguably the best in the game is impressive and certainly supports him deserving a long term deal, especially when he’ll only be 26 next season.

  5. Hope they keep K.J., but agree that Frank Clark is the priority, for sure. ET would have been worthwhile to try to keep until the final cart ride to the locker room. That bridge was crossed.

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