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The Broncos have parted ways with All-Pro OLB Frank Clark!

Frank Clark`s time with the Broncos has been cut short!


The Denver Broncos are moving on from edge rusher Frank Clark. It did not take long, but the Broncos are releasing Clark after only 5 games with the team. Denver signed with Clark in the offseason after spending time with Kansas City for the last four seasons. The 30 year old OLB was not activated for their loss vs his old team, the Chiefs as he was out with an illness. He was originally going to be traded as he agreed to forfeit 1.668 million of his contract. However, after not being able to find a trade partner for Clark, they decided to cut bait with the Michigan Product. According to reports, the Broncos will create 1.7 million in cap space with the release. During his career, he made the Pro-Bowl three times and helped the Chiefs win 2 Super Bowl titles.

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After being released by the Chiefs in the offseason, Clark signed with their rival the Broncos in early June. Clark has been in the League since 2014, and has also played for the Seahawks and the Chiefs. He was drafted by Seattle in the second round of the 2014 draft. In his career, Clark has recorded 58.5 sacks, 265 combined tackles and 14 forced fumbles. Clark was a huge help to their two championships and had 10 sacks in 12 postseason games with Kansas City. The Three time Pro-Bowler appeared in 58 regular-season games in four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and played defensive end. Clark totaled 23.5 sacks during his time in Kansas City. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that a reunion with the Chiefs is the likeliest scenario for Clark as he is now a free agent that is free to sign with any team he so chooses. It is another big move by the Broncos as they also traded away Randy Gregory last week to the 49ers. They also reported that there is a chance that Denver could find a trade partner before the release of Clark becomes official. They were originally going to release Randy Gregory, but before they released him, they found a trade partner for Gregory and shipped him to San Francisco for draft picks.


This season, Clark has played two games for the Broncos and has totaled 2 tackles. Clark has been dealing with injuries this season. He also missed their last game vs the Chiefs as he had an undisclosed illness. When Denver signed Clark in June, they believed that his signing and the impact of Gregory would bolster their defense. But through the first six games of the season, no other team in the NFL has allowed more yards, touchdowns and first downs. The defense has been one of the worst in the League, while allowing 1,608 yards, 14 touchdowns and 79 first downs. The Broncos are 1-5 and just fell to the Chiefs on Thursday night 19-8 for their 16th straight loss to the Chiefs.

The Broncos decision to release Frank Clark from the Denver Broncos after just six games with the team underscores how Clark and the franchise just did not work mesh very well. While the specific reasons for his release may vary, it is evident that Clark's tenure with the Broncos did not meet the team's expectations, both on and off the field.


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