According to Ian Rapoport, the Broncos couldn't find a way to make a trade work. Somehow the Broncos still couldn't find any value around the NFL for Clark even after the defensive end decided to pare down his salary by over $1.6 million to help facilitate the finances of a potential deal.
The Denver Broncos have decided to make Frank Clark a free agent after a short stint with the team.
Given his tenure in the NFL, with a combined eight total seasons of service spread evenly between four-year spans with the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks, Clark will become a free agent the moment he is released, freeing him to sign with any team immediately.
The question now becomes whether or not a new team will be interested or whether Clark's 9-year run in the NFL is now potentially over. The Chiefs should be included in any list of teams that might be interested, but it's also important to note how well a young group has played in the face of season-long concerns. Fifth round choice B.J. Thompson remains a healthy scratch on the active roster, and Malik Herring is playing well in spot duty behind Mike Danna, Felix Anudike-Uzomah, and George Karlaftis.
Clark has made three Pro Bowls in his career, all during his span with the Chiefs, and has 58.5 career sacks to his credit. He also had another 13.5 sacks in the postseason to help the Chiefs win two Super Bowl titles.