Frank Clark has highest workout bonus in NFL

Frank Clark #55 of the Kansas City Chiefs . (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
Frank Clark #55 of the Kansas City Chiefs . (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

Any and all workouts at this stage of the offseason in the National Football League are technically voluntary. However, defensive end Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs is likely to be extra motivated at this stage of the team’s offseason calendar.

While the vast majority of players show up to support their coaches, take advantage of the ability to work out with their peers, and learn what the coaches and personnel staff have been thinking since the season ended. However, some players insist on working out on their own, typically with their own staff of nutritionists and trainers. Tom Brady has done it for years, and it’s typically a well-paid veteran who makes such a decision.

The Kansas City Chiefs are likely going to see Frank Clark at any and all voluntary workouts, which begin today, due to his league-high bonus.

This year, it will be interesting to see who joins the Chiefs, but Monday is the day in which players can report for the beginning of a nine-week program intended to slowly build from team meetings and conditioning work (which describes the first two weeks) to live drills and on-field workouts in the second phase. From there, things graduate to competition on the field in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 sorts of scenarios, however live contact is still not permitted per the collective bargaining agreement.

Several players around the league will have workout bonuses built into their contracts, but according to NFL reporter Field Yates, the Chiefs are ready to pay out the biggest one of all to Clark. The pass rusher had his contract restructured this offseason in an effort to stay with the team for one more year.

Clark is the best pass rusher on the Chiefs at this point, even though he was a prime candidate for release this offseason, which only shows just how much of a need the position has become. The upcoming NFL Draft should bring one or two prospects into the fold to work alongside other young players like Michael Danna, Malik Herring, and Joshua Kaindoh to compete for reps behind Clark and playing time opposite of him..

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