Should Seattle entertain bringing Frank Clark back?
Frank Clark had reportedly re-worked the deal he signed with the Denver Broncos this offseason but has now reportedly been released. This after Clark returned $1.679 million of his base pay, part of which includes a signing bonus. A player happy to stay with the team he is on doesn't return money.
Clark signed this offseason with the Broncos for one year and $5.5 million guaranteed when he signed. With incentives, Clark could have made up to $7.5 million. But while Clark was expected to augment Denver's pass rush, along with veteran Randy Gregory, the former Seahawk has appeared in only two games so far. He will miss Week 6 as well as he is dealing with an illness. And Clark had done extremely little for Denver and he had only 2 tackles in 36 total snaps.
But Frank Clark is still only 30 years old with a history of being fantastic in the postseason. The Broncos are not going to make the playoffs this year so Clark didn't have to worry about playoffs this year. But he's been better in the postseason in recent years than in the regular season, at least on a per-game average.
Clark began his career in Seattle, of course, and he and Jarran Reed formed a pretty impressive duo, especially in 2018 when Clark and Reed each had double-digit sack seasons. One reason for bringing Clark back is that Reed also returned this year so possibly they could feed off each other again. But the Seahawks have switched to more of a 3-4 base and Clark is a true 4-3 defensive end. Therefore, trading for Clark would seem like a no-go for the Seahawks.