Frank Clark returns to replace Uchenna Nwosu
So Nwosu is done. At least he will return in 20024 as Seattle worked out a multi-year extension with him this offseason. While the Seahawks have some excellent young edge rusher talent, such as Derick Hall, Boye Mafe, and Darrell Taylor, Taylor is a one-trick pony who can only pass rush well (inconsistently as well) and the other players are really young. Getting Clark at least adds an experienced veteran who has Super Bowl experience.
According to what head coach Pete Carroll said in his press conference on Wednesday, Clark is expected to play right away. Of course, he might not play 50 percent of the snaps, and might simply come in on obvious passing downs (if those exist anymore in the NFL) but even in light rotation he should have some impact.
The good thing is that Clark played for Seattle from 2015 through 2018 and the last two years he was with the Seahawks Clint Hurtt was his defensive line coach. Hurtt now, of course, is Seattle's defensive coordinator so one would think the relationship that preexisted with Clark and Hurtt should help Clark acclimate quicker now.
As P.J. Walker is starting for the Browns, Cleveland will probably run the ball quite a bit or work off quick passes. I am not sure how much of an impact Clark will have in Week 8. But moving forward he should be a good fit.