Frank Clark's reunion with Seahawks doesn't last long

The veteran pass rusher might be on his last legs in the NFL.

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On Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks waved goodbye to a familiar face with the decision to release pass rusher Frank Clark before the season's end, according to NFL reporter Adam Schefter.

The Seahawks were Clark's second NFL team this season after starting the year with the Denver Broncos. After largely sitting on the sideline at Mile High, Denver gave Clark the chance to start anew and the veteran was given a chance at a homecoming in Seattle.

The Seahawks were Clark's original team in the NFL after they drafted him in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Michigan. For his first four years in the NFL, Clark averaged nearly 9 sacks per season and had a total of 35 sacks for the Seahawks from 2015-2019.

The Kansas City Chiefs entered the picture in 2019 with a blockbuster trade offer for the pass rusher as general manager Brett Veach sought to reconstruct the team's pass rush following the arrival of new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. In the deal, the Chiefs dealt their first-round pick and a second-round choice in 2020 for Clark and a swap of third-round choices (in the Chiefs' favor).

Clark became a playoff hero in Kansas City with productive bursts in the postseason during the team's Super Bowl runs in both 2019 and 2022. Clark had 23.5 sacks during his four seasons in K.C. during the regular season and added another 10.5 sacks in 12 postseason games for the Chiefs.

This season, the Chiefs decided to move on from Clark as part of an ongoing youth movement up front. The Chiefs signed Charles Omenihu in free agency away from the San Francisco 49ers and drafted Felix Anudike-Uzomah in the first round out of Kansas State (not to mention B.J. Thompson in the fifth round). Together with last year's first round pick George Karlaftis and Mike Danna, there weren't enough snaps to go around for Clark.

Unfortunately for Clark, the same can be said right now for the Chiefs, who have remained quite healthy with their pass rush. Chris Jones continues to anchor a front line that has kept mostly everyone active and healthy. In fact, Anudike-Uzomah hasn't even gotten on the field all that much with so much proven talent around him.

Clark has just over a week left in the regular season to find a new home—likely a hopeful contender—if Clark wants a chance to continue his postseason legacy.