Clear was in camp with the Steelers prior to the 2015 season before injuries led to him going on IR and, eventually, securing his release. The 6’5″ tight end is no stranger to the workout circuit, as his player page on Pro Football Rumors shows, but he has yet to see live action in the NFL. Needless to say, he will not solely serve as a replacement if Fleener and Allen sign elsewhere. However, he can be a low-risk reserve option with blocking ability for the Colts if one of the two players leave in free agency. The Colts also have backup tight ends Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope on the depth chart.
Allen made 16 catches in 13 games for the Colts this season. He hasn’t been able to match the production he put up as a rookie in 2011 in terms of receptions (45) and yardage (521), but he did amass a career-best eight touchdowns in 2014. Fleener, meanwhile, appeared in all 16 games, racking up 54 catches and 491 yards with three touchdowns. The 27-year-old (28 in September) tied Allen with a career-high 8 touchdowns in 2014.
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