Ryan Clark Says He Has A Free Agent Visit With Redskins Scheduled

Safety Ryan Clark won’t be returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, but the veteran said Wednesday on Sportscenter that he has a free agent visit scheduled with the Washington Redskins.

Clark played for the Redskins in 2004 and 2005 after playing his first two years in the league with the New York Giants. During his time with the Redskins, Clark was teamed up with the late Sean Taylor.

Jim Haslett is the Redskins current defensive coordinator and his 3-4 defense is somewhat similar to the one the Steelers use. Haslett was the Steelers defensive coordinator from 1997–1999.

The Steelers signed former Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell on Wednesday which was an indication the team was ready to move on from the 34-year-old Clark.

  • Iron Cadet

    Clark noo. Just retire a steeler and start your next career on a network. He did say on twitter that words can’t describe how badly he wanted to be in Pittsburgh but that the steelers didn’t want him back. So I guess he isn’t done yet

  • srdan

    Dave, did you just pull the Woods article?

    Gotta love free agency!

  • mlc43

    Maybe Woods didn’t sign with the Titans afterall.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    Clark: “See?! Other teams are interested in me! I’ve got big, BIG plans!”

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I loved Clark…I still remember the hit he put on Ray Rice in the playoffs where he knocked Rice and himself out…that was classic!

  • James Kling

    He’s done, whether he’s on somebody’s roster this year or not… but, best wishes there, buddy.

  • Matt Manzo

    Do we think he’ll retire as a Steeler?

  • 804Stiller

    I remember him putting McGahee on the back of the meat truck in the playoffs one year and Wes Welker during a regular season game. Those were the days……..When, we could dislodge the ball from a receiver without losing 15 yards. Clark was definitely the enforcer…………Best of luck 25!

  • Showboogie

    That was one of the hardest hits I seen in a game beside Ray Lewis breaking Mendenhall collarbone. If my memory is correct that was McGahee getting lay out by Clark

  • srdan

    maybe as a steelers commentator.

  • srdan

    I as there in the 521 section. It was loud in the stadium, and I still heard the hit!

  • Matt Manzo

    I thought he was on the redskins longer then 2 years?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Your right…it was McGahee…my mistake

  • Madi

    Hmm. I always liked Clark. Instrumental in two Super Bowl runs, including one win, and a great player for us for a long time. Plus he was an intimidator and the hardest hitter on our team (a team with James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, Lawrence Timmons…). Not to mention a great leader and fantastic overall representation of the black and gold. But you’re right, let’s make fun of him for aging.

  • Brendon Glad

    Nothing but respect for that guy. He threw his body around out there for the Nation like he had a walk-in closet full of extras hung-up and ready to go. One of my favorite (and in my opinion one of the greatest) hitters ever to play. Per league rules, and his ability, it’s quite likely we will never see a new collage of highlight hits like his ever again. Best of luck to him. True Steeler

  • Roberto Vaquero Bazán

    For consecutive seasons Clark were the best, secure and most productivo Guy on defense, sad but this is busines, best luck for him!

  • Jazz

    Well as they say, sometimes the mind and the body aren’t on the same page. That seems to be quite evident in Ryan Clark’s case. It’s over Clark, we will miss you, but it’s time to move on.