The Seattle Seahawks have made a move to strengthen their defense by signing edge rusher Frank Clark to a one-year deal, according to a source close to the team. This decision comes after the Seahawks lost outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu for the remainder of the season. Clark, a three-time Pro Bowler, previously spent his first four seasons with the Seahawks and expressed a desire to return to where his career began. With interest from various teams, Clark ultimately chose to rejoin the Seahawks.
After being released by the Denver Broncos on October 14, Clark became a free agent. The Broncos decided to part ways with him just four months after signing him to a one-year, $5.45 million contract. During his brief time with the Broncos, Clark played in only two games, contributing two tackles on 36 defensive snaps. However, the Seahawks recognized his potential and value, opting to bring him back to Seattle.
Clark was originally drafted by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2015 draft. In his time with the team, he recorded an impressive 35 sacks in 62 regular-season games. Initially a rotational rusher, Clark became a full-time starter in 2017 and proved himself as a formidable force on the field. The Seahawks saw his potential and eventually used the franchise tag on him after the 2018 season. However, they ultimately traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs in anticipation of difficulties in re-signing him for the following season.
Upon joining the Chiefs, Clark signed a lucrative five-year, $104 million extension. He went on to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons with the team, contributing significantly to their success. During this time, Clark accumulated 18.5 sacks and helped the Chiefs secure a victory in Super Bowl LIV. In the 2020 season, he recorded five sacks in 15 games for the Chiefs.
Now, the Seahawks have reacquired Clark to reinforce their defensive lineup. With the devastating loss of Uchenna Nwosu to a season-ending pec injury, Clark’s arrival provides a much-needed boost to the team. The Seahawks will combine Clark’s experience and skill with the talents of Boye Mafe, Darrell Taylor, and rookie Derick Hall.
In finalizing a one-year deal with Frank Clark, the Seattle Seahawks have taken a step towards strengthening their defense. Clark’s return to his former team holds the promise of rekindling his past success with the Seahawks. As a seasoned edge rusher, he brings experience, leadership, and proven capability to the team. With Clark on their roster, the Seahawks are poised to make a formidable comeback in defense of their title.