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Buccaneers Sign TE Dallas Clark

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign TE Dallas Clark to a one deal worth $2.7 million and includes $1 million guaranteed, via ESPN.com.

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It’s now official.

Aaron Wilson reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed TE Dallas Clark.

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Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers are expected to release TE Kellen Winslow and sign Dallas Clark “probably sooner than later.

Holder adds that the “odds are good” that Winslow will not attract interest in the trade market, which makes it all the more likely that he’ll be released in coming days. We previously posted a report from the Chicago Tribune that the Bears could end up being an option for Winslow.

As for Clark, he join a young team in need of veteran leadership, as well as some added production. Whether he’s capable of the later remains to be seen.

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently brought in veteran TE Dallas Clark for a work out, and are “expected to try to make a move on him this week.”

This comes shortly after Kellen Winslow mentioned that he’ll not be returning to Tampa next season. The question with Clark is regarding his current ability. He visited with a few team’s, but there’s been a lot of talk throughout the league that he’s washed up. He also comes with serious injury concerns and limitations in regards to his overall game. Still, I’m sure he would be a great personality to have on such a young team.

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Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston writes that the Patriots decision to bring in Dallas Clark for a recent visit had more to do with “due diligence,” than actual interest in signing another tight end.

New England has the position covered with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, to go with newly signed Daniel Fells.

Reiss adds that the Patriots wound up signing Fells over Clark, so unless an injury occurs to one of the three players that they’re likely to head into the season with, there’s a good chance that he won’t be playing for them this season.

Clark’s decline has come rather quickly, and it’s to the point where it would be surprising to see him on any team’s roster at the start of the season.

  • Herelobous

    If he cant get a roster spot as the last line says, wouldnt it make sense to try and latch on to the Boston TE party if (more like when) one of the receiving TEs gets banged up/injuried.

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