Every athlete uses their platform for something. Chris Jones is trying his best to leverage his platform or position with the Kansas City Chiefs to get general manager Brett Veach to bring back defensive end Frank Clark before the season is completely over.
Jones has been calling for a potential reunion with Clark on the Chiefs roster for quite some time, and now that Clark is available again on the open market, Clark is back on Twitter hoping to make a connection.
Chris Jones is using whatever leverage or power he possesses to try to get Brett Veach to bring back Frank Clark.
Clark is a free agent once again after being released by the Seattle Seahawks in late December. The Seahawks originally brought him back in October after Clark was let go by the Denver Broncos back in October, and the Seahawks decided they were interested in a reunion themselves. However, Clark played very little in nine games and was ultimately released to give him a last-second chance to find employment.
The Chiefs decided to let Clark go as part of a youth movement last offseason as they imported Charles Omenihu in free agency and Felix Anudike-Uzoman in the first round. Together with George Karlaftis and Mike Danna, the Chiefs had a younger core and no longer had space for Clark at such an expensive price.
The Chiefs remain just as deep now as before, so it's hard to find room for Clark to play now. The Chiefs currently keep Malik Herring, B.J. Thompson, and more on the inactive list each week waiting for more reps.
Clark already banged this drum once before only to see Clark head to the West Coast for a Seahawks reunion—the team that drafted him back in 2015 in the second round out of Michigan. The Chiefs did bring in Clark for a physical so there was some level of interest at midseason. Whether or not Clark's interests will sway Veach or not is impossible to say but never say never.