Chuck Clark was “ready to get out” of Baltimore

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The Ravens traded safety Chuck Clark to the Jets on March 9. It came a year too late as far as Clark is concerned.

“I was ready to get out of there,” Clark said, via Zack Rosenblatt of

Clark requested a trade last year after the Ravens drafted Kyle Hamilton with the 14th overall pick and signed Marcus Williams to a big free agent deal. Clark also wanted more than the $2.75 million he made last season.

“Just the situation I was put in, things that were said to me and the position I had on the team, I felt wasn’t being respected,” Clark said. “So it was time for a change.

“I was a starter on the team. I’m not going to go too far into it, but as far as contract talks, money talks. There were some things that weren’t being respected.”

Clark still started every game for the Ravens last season and recorded 101 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the regular season. He started 61 games for the Ravens the past four seasons and appeared in 96 games for Baltimore in the six seasons after they drafted him in the sixth round.

12 responses to “Chuck Clark was “ready to get out” of Baltimore

  1. Yeah he should have wanted out. They signed Williams to a monster contract to play single high and drafted a huge guy to be strong.

    Good player but when they sign a guy to 14 mil a year it is disrespectful especially how bad the backend played early.

  2. This guy stinks. The Jets have no Safeties and no good linebackers past Mosley and he’s overated every year.

  3. Chuck Clark was a headstrong leader that wasn’t given enough credit for his football instincts. I liked him a lot, and I hope he balls out in New York.

  4. I am in Baltimore once a week for various things and it’s just not that bad of a place. There are bad areas for sure, much like every city (and many rural zones too). But this idea that the entirety of Baltimore is an apocalypse zone is simply a myth.

  5. Definition of a mostly-solid player who never went to the next level or showed any signs of exceptional ability. His low ceiling is why Hamilton was drafted in the first place, just look what the Jets gave up for him.

  6. Clark got the most out of his ability and earned a decent 2nd contract, but he is very replaceable.

  7. “There were some things that weren’t being respected.”
    Dude, all the Ravens got for you was a 7th round pick. Maybe you were getting the respect you deserved after all.

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