Frank Clark Won’t Report To Training Camp Without Extension

Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark has no intention of signing his franchise tag or reporting to training camp unless he receives an extension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link).

Clark was one of five pass-rushers to receive the franchise tender last week, but he may have been the closest of the group to reaching a long-term agreement. Reports just before the tag deadline indicated Seattle was progressing on a new deal with Clark, so there may be some momentum in discussions. The Seahawks have until July 15 to work out a extension with Clark — if they don’t, he’ll be forced to play out the 2019 campaign under the franchise tender.

A former second-round pick, Clark will collect $17.128MM for the 2019 season, a total which will become fully guaranteed once he signs his tag. While that’s a hefty total for a single season, it doesn’t represent Clark’s true value on the open market, or what he’s likely searching for via an extension. While he’s probably not going to exceed Khalil Mack‘s $23.5MM annual average, Clark could feel secure in targeting a $20MM+ yearly salary on a long-term pact.

Clark, 25, has been a wrecking ball over the past three seasons, ranking seventh among NFL defensive linemen in sacks (32) and 10th in quarterbacks hits (66) during that time. Last year, Pro Football Focus graded Clark as the league’s No. 18 edge defender.

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4 comments on “Frank Clark Won’t Report To Training Camp Without Extension

  1. TheTruth12

    I’m interested to see what the Seahawks do, do they dare go the Steelers route? Do they trade him, or extend him? Bottom line is as of right now they have no leverage, there’s a good possibility they tag Wilson next offseason which means pay Clark now or watch another team pay him next season

  2. kjt404

    Agent is bi-polar. Three days ago said, “we aren’t afraid of playing on the tag.” Apparently, they are.

  3. ruckus727

    He is one who actually deserves a multi year extension. He’s been excellent for 3 years in a row and he’s still in his prime.

  4. fungie22

    Remember this kid had off the field issue watch what happens when he gets that big pay day

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