A couple of weeks ago we told you the Kansas City Chiefs tried out former Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark. Chiefs GM Scott Pioli confirmed in an interview that Clark was in town and that he was going through a physical.
Since then it has been quiet.
I’ve been receiving a lot of emails and tweets from readers wanting to know if the Chiefs will sign Clark. I think there is a good chance the Chiefs would like to bring Clark on board and it appears that Peter King of SI.com agrees.
From his MMQB column today:
I think for the scores of you who have asked me in recent weeks where Dallas Clark will end up — or if he’ll play anywhere in 2012 — I give you this answer: If I had to make an educated guess right now, I think the leader in the clubhouse is Kansas City. Imagine if Clark, who visited the Chiefs May 1, could give Tony Moeaki a breather for 300 snaps this year, with Kevin Boss in the rotation as well. Moeaki’s been injury-prone in his college and pro careers, so the Chiefs will try to find the right number of snaps for him. But a three-tight end rotation of Moeaki, Boss and Clark would be solid, if the Chiefs wouldn’t be hurt too much on special teams without major contributions from the tight ends.
King is right on that it would be wise for the Chiefs to double down on their “Moeaki insurance.” Personally I think Moeaki will be fine. He held up quite well his rookie season and his injury last year, while unfortunate, could have happened to anyone. In fact, it did. See Charles, Jamaal and Berry, Eric.
Still, the TE position is likely to be very important in Brian Daboll’s offense and it probably isn’t a bad idea to have as many big, tall targets roaming the middle of the field for Matt Cassel as possible.
Last year the New England Patriots proved that NFL defenses weren’t quite prepared to handle multiple pass catching tight ends. In a copycat league, the Chiefs could be planning to follow suit.
We’ll keep you updated on Clark watch as news comes in.
Do you guys still want Dallas in KC?