Andy Reid: Frank Clark will be at training camp, we’ll keep tabs on his situation

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Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark faces up to three years in prison for felony possession of an assault weapon, but for now the Chiefs consider him a part of the team like everyone else.

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid said he has talked to Clark and that Clark will report to training camp on Monday with the team’s other veterans.

“There’s nothing that has taken place up to this point,” Reid said, via Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star. “Frank will be here and we’ll go forward with that. Obviously, we keep tabs on it and his people will keep tabs on their side of it, and we move forward. So, that’s where we’re at now. But he will be here — not now, but in a couple of days here when the veterans come in.”

Clark faces potential discipline from the NFL, but Reid indicated that if Clark is suspended the team is confident with Alex Okafor, Taco Charlton, Mike Danna and Joshua Kaindoh at defensive end

“We brought old 97 [Okafor] back and put him back in the mix here,” Reid said. “I think that’s a good addition. I think we’re going to OK there. We’ve got a couple of young guys that we think are good football players.”

Clark has a $25.8 million cap hit this season, and the Chiefs signed him to his enormous contract because they believe he’s an elite pass rusher. So while Reid may be expressing confidence in Clark’s backups, there’s no doubt that the Chiefs think a Clark suspension would be a big loss.

17 responses to “Andy Reid: Frank Clark will be at training camp, we’ll keep tabs on his situation

  1. Does this episode remove Clark from the Walter Payton NFL man of the year consideration?

  2. I used to think that the Ravens were the most reprehensible team in the NFL (Suggs, Ray Lewis, etc) but I think the Chiefs have now solidified their position at the top of that list.

  3. Reid also stated his son will be back with the team as soon as August to give it another go.

  4. What a joke. Big Andy manages his players like he manages his kids. No accountability, no discipline.

  5. Didn’t this guy beat his girlfriend within an inch of her life back in college? And the chiefs reward him with a $100 million contract? This guy should be behind bars along with Hill, Hunt, Peterson, Cook etc.

  6. Because, hey, we’re the Chiefs and things like domestic assault and violent crimes don’t matter. As long as they can help us win.

  7. Regardless of how you feel about the Chiefs and Reid, they just went to the Super Bowl two years in a row. Only dominant teams do that.

    Right now, KC is still the team to beat in the AFC.

    They are more than a “1 year dynasty”. They will likely be the team to beat in the AFC for years.

  8. Not surprising Andy has learned nothing even when his own son nearly killed someone he stands behind them. I hope the Chiefs get blown out like they did by the Bucs.

  9. radar8 says:
    July 24, 2021 at 3:57 pm
    Regardless of how you feel about the Chiefs and Reid, they just went to the Super Bowl two years in a row. Only dominant teams do that.

    Right now, KC is still the team to beat in the AFC.

    They are more than a “1 year dynasty”. They will likely be the team to beat in the AFC for years.

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    Their qb also gets hurt easily and played poorly in both sbs.

    He’ll make 40 mil per starting next season. Just saying.

  10. If Frank Clark were a backup linebacker he would have been cut immediately but because he didn’t s star we will be respectful of the legal process

  11. Ive been telling you guys this issue will will be resolved behind closed doors. I doubt Clark misses any time, maybe a light token suspension. I dont think the Chiefs can afford to lose Clark for any extended amount of time, therefore they wont. These type of charges can easily go away which is what Andy is basically saying.

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