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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the midst of a transition at the tight end position. After reportedly telling current tight end Kellen Winslow
he will be traded or released, the Bucs have now set their sights on adding former Indianapolis Colts' tight end Dallas Clark
Clark, a former Pro Bowler, made an official visit to the Bucs facility last week according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter
on Sportscenter this morning. With the news breaking about the Bucs desire to trade Winslow, Schefter also reported that the team could sign Clark as soon as this week to replace him.
Clark has been hampered by injuries over the past two seasons. During the 2010 season, Clark suffered a season ending injury that caused him to miss 10 games and the postseason. Last season Clark missed six games for a Colts team that was devastated by injuries.
During his last full season in 2009, Clark made the Pro Bowl after catching 100 passes for 1,106 yards to go along with 10 touchdowns. Yet, he has not been healthy since then and has seen a big drop in his production simply cause he has not been able to stay on the field.
In 2010, Clark hauled in 37 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Last year, Clark totalled 34 receptions for 352 yards and two touchdowns.
The former Iowa product, who was selected by the Colts in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft will turn 33 years old this June and likely has just a couple good years (if that) left in him. However, he did average 10.4 yards per catch last season, so he can still catch the ball and produce when healthy. He also will be a much cheaper option than Winslow and will likely sign for close to the veteran minimum
The Bucs will need to act swiftly if they want to add Clark to their roster, because the Broncos, Chiefs and Patriots have all shown direct interest in signing the former Colt to a contract.
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TAMPA, Fla. For a change, the Tampa Bay Bucs are thrilled to be playing Dallas this season.
Well, no, not the Cowboys, who host the Bucs in Week 3 of the 2012 campaign and historically have had Tampa Bays number. Its Dallas Clark, the former Indianapolis Colts star tight end whos trading his familiar number 44 for 84 with the Bucs.
The club announced it had signed Clark to a one...
As expected, tight end Dallas Clark has signed a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Contract terms were not disclosed.
Clark had trouble with drops and injury woes in 2011 with the dismal Colts, but he now lands in a rising Buccaneers offense, and will be worth consideration as a No. 2 fantasy tight end in case he benefits from a fresh start and has enough left in...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark, according to a league source.
Clark, 32, has caught 427 career passes for 4,887 yards and 46 touchdowns.
According to Adam Caplan of Sirius XM NFL Radio, the Buccaneers have indeed signed former Colts tight end Dallas Clark, filling the roster hole that will be left when the Buccaneers are able to orchestrate a trade ridding themselves of tight end Kellen Winslow.
Source confirms the #Buccaneers did sign veteran TE Dallas Clark earlier today. Move was turn into the NFL's personnel...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made national news on Monday when veteran TE Kellen Winslow took to The Opening Drive on SiriusXM radio and reported that the Buccaneers informed him over the weekend that his services were no longer needed in Tampa. Events transpired quickly on Monday as the Buccaneers added veteran TE Dallas Clark to the roster while Winslow was shipped out of town. Winslow...
After trading Kellen Winslow for a 7th round pick to the Seahawks, the Buccaneers signed Dallas Clark to play the role they thought Kellen Winslow was too expensive to play. They will be using Clark as solely a pass catcher behind new starter Luke Stocker, a 2011 4th round pick. However, they will be paying Clark 2.7 million this season. Winslow would have only made 3.3 million....
Dallas Clark has a new NFL home in Tampa Bay after he spent nine seasons in Indianapolis.
Clark worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week and once a spot opened up, as it did today, the team didn't hesitate to try and sign him.
Clark will take TE Kellen Winslow's spot after he missed voluntary OTAs today.
The Buccaneers decided after Winslow was absent from...
Tampa signs TE Clark, trades TE Winslow
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent tight end Dallas Clark to a one-year contract on Monday and also traded tight end Kellen Winslow to Seattle.
Clark had the last nine years with the Indianapolis Colts, who drafted him with the 24th-overall pick of the 2003 draft.
Injuries have hampered him the past...
<a href="http://gridironexperts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Tampa_Bay_Buccaneers2-e1305038760238.png" class="lightview" rel="gallery['25393']"" title="Winslow Traded To Seahawks, Dallas Clark Signs">The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that tight end Kellen Winslow has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks for an undisclosed...
With the Saints roster mostly set and training camp around the corner, I thought I'd identify 5 available free agents that would greatly help the team's depth at a somewhat affordable price. For what it's worth, Dallas Clark was on this list until he signed with the Buccaneers earlier this week.
1. Drew Coleman, CB - Coleman has played for the Jags and Jets, and...
Kellen Winslow has had a productive career to say the least as an NFL player. In his 3 seasons with the Buccaneers, Winslow has caught a minimum of 66 passes in any given season (2010) and gained a minimum of 730 yards receiving (also 2010). Despite very good numbers that would have him ranked as one of the better tight ends in the game today, it sounds as if his time with the Buccaneers...