Could The Steelers Possibly Have Interest In Free Agent TE Dallas Clark?

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter, free agent tight end Dallas Clark intends on playing in 2013 and he could sign a deal with a team this upcoming week.

Being as the Pittsburgh Steelers figure to be without Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth until at least the seventh week of the season, you would have to think that Pittsburgh could possibly be a landing spot for the veteran tight end.

Clark, 34, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season and caught 47 passes for 435 yards and 4 touchdowns. He\’s not the run blocker that he once was, but at this point of the season he might be the best available on the market and he should come relatively cheap.

As the Steelers head into their second week of the preseason, David Paulson and Michael Palmer are the only healthy tight ends that they currently have on their roster with regular season experience. We will have to wait and see if Clark becomes the third.

If not the Steelers, maybe it will be the Baltimore Ravens.

UPDATE: According to Darin Gantt on Pro Football Talk, Clark and the Ravens have a mutual interest in one another.

UPDATE OF THE UPDATE: Clark has signed with the Ravens.

  • Mike.H

    I’ve heard Dallas Clark mentioned by Steelers fans 6 weeks ago… Diehard, indeed.

  • Dan Sunseri

    As much as I would love the Steelers to have him, I think with Paulson not the blocker that is needed it would be hard to have both on the field at the same time. Not sure what he has left in the tank but is a great receiving option. But it the blocking of Heath and Spaeth that stands them out.

  • steeltown

    Agreed.. while I’ve always liked Dallas Clark, we need a TE that excels at blocking until Heath and Spaeth return

  • steeltown

    Update: I just read some impressive stats regarding Clark and his blocking ability, he has been a much better blocker over the yrs than I have given him credit for

  • Gautama Om

    Ravens have just signed him. Not surprising since Ozzie is always on top FA’s that meets his team’s needs.

  • steeltown

    They picked up Brandon Stokley as well

  • Brendon Glad

    Blah…I just deleted a rant on how great an idea that would be…looks like Ozzie had other ideas.

  • Brendon Glad

    Mother…..**************!!!!! Ozzie is a handful. I hate him…but only cuz he likes to kill me. lol

  • hergieburbur

    I figured that would happen.

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    At this point beggars cant be choosers…he has exp. and should be able to help.

  • Nick M

    How about picking up Randy McMichael, former Dolphin and Charger?

  • sean mcmartin

    This is where I get pissed off as a fan. The Steelers could have signed Clark for cheap..and yet ,,The rats get him and Stokley???

  • Gautama Om

    Tell Colbert to put down the can of Diet Coke and pick up the phone.

  • T R

    both them OLD TE the Ravens picked up will be out the game by 3rd game. Shaincoe and Clark are both old and should not be a real threat to the Steelers. I am more affriad of the young TE Eifert that Cincinati got in the draft.

  • blustrk

    WOw. Would have loved to see him in Black and Gold. The Ravens have added a number of really good free agents. Their camp has been very productive and their coach keeps them sharp. I hope they have not begun to pull away from us.

  • Gautama Om

    Stokley not so big a deal but we screwed up big time on Clark and Dumervil (29 yrs) who’s best years were in the 3-4 and can play 4-3 as well. The Clark signing helps the Ravens and hurts their arch-enemy the Steelers who are also hurting at TE. We could have benefitedly doubly had we signed Clark. I strongly think that Colbert isn’t that proactive in the offseason until he is in an “up against the wall” situation.

  • sean mcmartin

    I agree, And then Colbert talks out of the other end and says they develop talent through the draft,,and then they let lewis and wallace go. Big snack could be had for cheap insurance .Bringing back gay was a huge mistake, already getting torched for touchdowns in the pre season. hopefully Lake and woodson bench his ass.

  • Gautama Om

    Colbert isn’t proactive and very slow to make moves because he adheres to and is very inflexible in his philosophy regarding the draft and free agency. You can’t teach a dinosaur and once you fail to evolve you MIGHT lose your edge, in time. Most of your philosophy is good Colbert but NOT all of them. You could learn from Ozzie who not only builds through the draft (not a secret Colbert), makes trades, and works with FA’s as well.