As it turns out, defensive end Frank Clark did, in fact, have a reunion in mind this season as he tried to work his way off of the Denver Broncos roster. It just turned out to be the team no one thought of.
On Wednesday, NFL reporter Adam Schefter broke the news that Clark was reportedly ready to sign on the dotted line with the Seattle Seahawks in a move that would bolster the team's pass rush and bring a familiar face back to the Pacific Northwest. It's a move that would allow Clark the chance to perhaps finish things where they started for his as the professional level.
It's an interesting turn at this point considering that Clark had been rumored to be in talks with the Kansas City Chiefs (or vice versa) for a few weeks, ever since Denver had decided to release him earlier in October.
Clark signed with the Broncos this past offseason on a one-year deal that kept him in the AFC West after four full seasons with Kansas City. The Chiefs decided Clark's deal was far too expensive to keep him around, so they let him go while paying dead cap space despite his run of playoff production for the team.
During the offseason, Chris Jones lobbied to bring Clark back in free agency to K.C. but he went to Denver but after playing only two games in the first several weeks of the regular season, Clark had negotiated a pay cut to make a trade away from the team that much easier. When that didn't work, the Broncos decided to release him outright.
As recently as last week, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid even confirmed the team had been having internal discussions about bringing back Clark for another Super Bowl run and reports said Clark was in town for a physical. However, nothing came of the visit to Arrowhead, and the Chiefs pass rush has looked solid even before adding Charles Omenihu back from suspension.
Clark spent an equal amount of time in Seattle before being traded to the Chiefs back in 2019. This is his ninth NFL season.