Bills among teams interested in trading for Frank Clark

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The Seahawks put the franchise tag on defensive end Frank Clark, but that doesn’t mean he’s necessarily going to stay in Seattle.

Clark could get traded and multiple teams, including the Bills, are interested, Jay Glazer reports. Glazer notes that Bills director of player personnel Dan Morgan is close with Seahawks General Manager John Schneider, and the two could work something out.

Franchised players usually stick with their teams, either by signing the one-year franchise tender or agreeing to a long-term deal, but that doesn’t always happen. Last year the Dolphins franchised wide receiver Jarvis Landry and then traded him to the Browns. Clark could sign the franchise tag and then get traded. The Bills have plenty of cap space and all of their own draft picks plus additional picks in the fourth, fifth and seventh rounds, so they’re a team that could be looking to trade for a pricey veteran.

The 25-year-old Clark is coming off the best season of his career, when he started all 17 games including the playoff game, recorded 14 sacks, forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass.

21 responses to “Bills among teams interested in trading for Frank Clark

  1. Makes sense for Seattle. With two first rounders they could have two young pass rushers for less than the $17 million that the franchise tag on Clark demands with five years of team control. Not sure how true this is but I’m not opposed to it at all.

  2. What I don’t understand is if this draft is so deep with good young and cheap defensive linemen why would you trade for one that you’ll have to pay a lot of money to?

  3. Clark is a proven commodity. None of the guys in the draft are.

    That said, he’s going to want Mack money, so it would make sense for the Seahawks to trade him for 2-3 picks now. Can’t franchise him again next year because they need to use that on Wilson. Makes sense.

  4. dolphins4 says:
    March 9, 2019 at 9:40 am
    What I don’t understand is if this draft is so deep with good young and cheap defensive linemen why would you trade for one that you’ll have to pay a lot of money to?

    EXPERIENCE !

  5. Also, Seahawks are interested in Anthony Barr and Bruce Irvin as edges so freeing up the $17 million would allow them to do that. They can draft another edge guy with the 9th pick and be set.

  6. The puzzling part is the Bills are acting like they are right on the cusp. Seems like they would be better served to build young talent preparing to peak in a couple of years just as Brady is hanging it up.

  7. Seattle doesn’t slow play trade news like this. It either happens immediately or it’s just a smoke screen. If this dangles more than a couple of days….it’s not happening.

  8. The puzzling part is the Bills are acting like they are right on the cusp. Seems like they would be better served to build young talent preparing to peak in a couple of years just as Brady is hanging it up.

    ===================================

    The real puzzling thing is why people think that the Jets should sign L. Bell and the Raiders should sign AB.. but the bills should just do nothing and be a bad team for the next two years.. until what? It is time to sign J. Allen to a real NFL starting QB deal? Two years ago we made the playoffs, last year we traded away a bunch and ended up with 2 major pieces a stud LB and a starting QB. Now we finally have the cap space to go add vets and continue to develop our own. I got an idea.. worry about the franchises you root for because unless it is the Pats you got work to do.

  9. I know. The bills make a move and it’s a joke but anyone else does and it’s smart.
    But actually this is fake news too. Just like AB. Yes they do their due diligence to see about acquiring a player. AB DEAL WASNT Dead JUST BECAUSE HE WOULDNT REPORT TO BUFFALO. The bills wouldn’t give up all that Pitt wants for a malcontent wr who is over 30. Seems smart to me.

  10. No one is trading a single first round pick for Frank Clark. That isn’t a knock on him it just doesn’t happen unless it is a FREAK or nature we are talking about. You have to pay the guy a ton and in a year where if you can get a young guy for a pile of beans who may turn out to be Frank Clark you just aren’t doing that. Mack was a one of a kind defender in his prime. He was JJ Watt from say 4 or 5 years ago.

  11. No way they get a first round pick for him. Any GM that would give up that high of a pick AND then have to commit over $15M a year with over $30M guaranteed should be fired IMMEDIATELY.

  12. Frank Clark hasn’t even hit is prime yet. I am a big believer they got pay him. Someone through up his stats and Khalil Mack’s in depth at this point and their careers and they were comparable. Feel free to look it up.

    Even a top 10 pick can be a bust. Unless its 2 first rounders Seattle should keep their only legit edge rusher.

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