Report: Bills have no interest in Frank Clark

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With Frank Clark franchised by Seattle and unwilling to sign the franchise tender, one option could be a trade. But there are conflicting reports about whether the Bills could be a trading partner.

After Jay Glazer reported that the Bills have interest, longtime Buffalo reporter Vic Carucci reported that the Bills are not interested in acquiring Clark, whether by trade or free agent signing.

Franchised players can sign an offer sheet with any other team, but there’s no way any team will sign Clark because that would require giving the Seahawks two first-round draft picks. But franchised players can also be traded for less than that, if both teams agree on the terms and the player agrees to a contract. That’s what happened last year when Jarvis Landry went from Miami to Cleveland.

If Clark doesn’t sign a long-term deal before July 15, his options would be either to play the 2019 season for a one-year salary of $17.128 million, or sit out.

16 responses to “Report: Bills have no interest in Frank Clark

  1. This smart by Buffalo. Why trade for a defensive lineman who you would then have to give a big contract to when the draft is so deep with quality defensive linemen ?

  2. Free agency and the draft are both loaded w edge rushers. It wouldn’t make sense for the Bills (or anyone) to trade for him at this point. You can sign a FA for the same amount of $$ or less and not have to give up and picks. Or use a draft pick and pay him substantially less.
    Seems like if Clark gets moved it will be after the draft.

  3. Dang it; always makes me worried when reports of “no interest” come out. Next thing you hear often reflects just the opposite. In this case, I hope it really is true. I hope he remains and gets a long term contract with Seattle.

  4. Reports and reports of zero interest are about as reliable as Mock Drafts. We will see in two days. Until then it is just talk and not much else. The Bills got Shaq Lawson and Jerry Hughes.. they aren’t trading a first round pick to pay a gut 15-18 million a year.

  5. dolphins4 says:
    March 10, 2019 at 5:26 pm
    This smart by Buffalo. Why trade for a defensive lineman who you would then have to give a big contract to when the draft is so deep with quality defensive linemen ?
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    You bring up a good point. But Clark is an absolute stud who doesn’t require development. Buffalo would be able to address other areas like O Line and wide receiver through the draft

  6. Doing a trade just before free agency starts would be silly. Why give up a draft pick when there is no immediate need to? However, the Bills haven’t decided what to do about Lawson’s 5th-year contract and both he and Hughes contracts end in 2020. Hopefully, the Bills will successfully address at least two of the three “open” spots on the O-line in FA which will let the address WR, TE and the D-line in the draft.

  7. If Seattle actually wanted to trade Frank the Tank, it would have happened out of the blue quickly…..before the back and forth trade value diminishing posturing started to occur.

  8. The Bills could draft any position in the draft outside of QB and it would make sense. There is no other position that couldn’t stand an upgrade. Even at LB.. We got Edmunds and Millano, both guys I think are special players. IF they took that LB from LSU I wouldn’t be mad. Find a way to have them all on the field. We just need to keep adding talent in the draft and sign guys who have an established skill set. Every position is a position of need so to speak.

  9. Even UB basketball coach Nate Oats thinks the Bills are better off without Can’tonio anymore. As far as Frankie boy. I’d love to have him but at his price, they just have greater needs but boy would he look nice across from jerry Hughes

  10. Doing a trade just before free agency starts would be silly. Why give up a draft pick when there is no immediate need to? However, the Bills haven’t decided what to do about Lawson’s 5th-year contract and both he and Hughes contracts end in 2020. Hopefully, the Bills will successfully address at least two of the three “open” spots on the O-line in FA which will let the address WR, TE and the D-line in the draft.

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    Not to mention.. we aren’t trading the #9 pick for anyone short of Khalil Mack.. it just isn’t happening. Why would a nyone trade away a draft pick that high for the right to pay someone a heap of money? If AB got a 3 and a 5 that tells you there is no way anyone is getting a top 10 pick for a non top 10 in the world player

  11. The Bills walked away from Brown, and now Clark. I heard the Raiders mortgaged their future fire the prima Donna jughead wr from Pittsburgh. This is the suffering from stupidly giving a HC a 10 year fully guaranteed contract. Some people just don’t know football.

  12. Buffalo will just blow the #9 pick anyways, but so would my hawks lol. I’d be happy getting the number 40 pick, and something like a 5th in return if Clark is really Mack money.

  13. Would be a smart move if the price is right, offer hawks Shaq Lawson OR Trent Murphy and a 4th or 5th rounder. Then resign Jerry Hughes to a 4 year contract and resign Clark to a 5 year contract. Be a great Due with Hughes and Clark on the outside and Star eating up the double blocks, then we need to go after Ed Oliver if he’s there at 9, if he isn’t Draft TJ Hockenson and throw an offer for Richardson, or an offer from (can’t remember first name) Jackson (from Jacksonville). Then we’d have a top 5 defensive line for the next 4 years,

  14. according to the CBA, don’t the Bills officially have to say they have no interest in a player signed under contract with another team? even if they are purposing him through back channels

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