Report: Chiefs to release Frank Clark
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - After four years in Kansas City, the partnership between the Chiefs and defensive end Frank Clark appears to be over. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday that the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a restructured contract, meaning Clark is expected to be released soon.
Kansas City traded for Clark in the off-season ahead of the 2019 season after he spent four seasons as a Seattle Seahawk. In four seasons with the Chiefs, Clark was an excellent postseason performer. His 13.5 sacks in the playoffs in his career rank third all-time in the NFL record book.
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He was an instrumental part of both Super Bowl runs in the past four seasons, tallying key playoff sacks during each title run.
By releasing Clark, the Chiefs free up $21 million in cap space for the 2023 league year. Chiefs general manager Brett Veach will accept the $7.675 million in dead cap that comes with making that move, per Over The Cap.
Clark spoke throughout this past season about his relationship with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, whom he called a father figure in his life. NFL Network’s James Palmer reported that a reunion could be possible once the move is complete and Clark becomes an unrestricted free agent.
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