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Desmond Clark | Tight End

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/20/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 249
College: Wake Forest
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Bears released TE Desmond Clark.
"I played my butt off but sometimes it's more about the business," tweeted Clark. "That's what it boiled down to." This may be the end of the line for the 34-year-old after suffering a knee contusion last week. Clark has 323 catches for 3,591 yards and 27 TDs in his 12-year career. Sat, Sep 3, 2011 03:03:00 PM

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The Bears are characterizing TE Desmond Clark's knee injury as a routine "bruise."

Clark's injury looked serious when he went down in the third preseason game, but this shouldn't be the factor that prevents him from making the final roster. A numbers game and Clark's age (34) may still cost him his spot on the 53.
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 05:13:00 PM

Desmond Clark's knee injury is not believed to be of the season-ending variety.

Clark got lucky because he took a horrific hit. There's still a chance he won't make the roster, especially if he's out longer than a month.
Sun, Aug 28, 2011 01:25:00 PM

Bears TE Desmond Clark was carted off the field with a left knee injury in Saturday night's preseason game.

It looked bad, and we're guessing it's serious. Clark, brought back to Chicago on a one-year deal at the start of camp, may not have made the final 53.
Sat, Aug 27, 2011 10:44:00 PM

Bears agreed to terms with TE Desmond Clark.

Who would have thought the 34-year-old Clark would outlast Greg Olsen and Brandon Manumaleuna in the Windy City? The Bears tight end corps is now comprised of Clark, Kellen Davis, and former Steeler Matt Spaeth. Clark is nearing the end of the line, so Davis will see the most snaps of the trio.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 01:28:00 PM

Impending free agent TE Desmond Clark said he does not expect to be back with the Bears.

Clark spent most of the season on the inactive list, recording one catch in five appearances. "I wasn't used this year. Where would I play if I came back, how would they use me?" Clark said following Sunday's loss to the Packers. Clark turns 34 in April and is nearing the end of the line.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011 10:01:00 AM

Bears TE Desmond Clark tweeted Sunday that he will be active for the NFC Championship game Sunday.

"88 will be on the field Sunday," Clark (who wears No. 88) wrote. Clark was active for just four regular season games, but will dress as an extra blocker against a Packers team that is expected to bring heavy pressure at Jay Cutler. The move may come at the expense of WR Devin Aromashodu.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011 11:29:00 AM

Bears beat writer Brad Biggs does not expect TE Desmond Clark to be active for the rest of the season barring injuries.

Clark has been active just once this season, and would not be a fantasy factor even if he found his way into the starting lineup.
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 12:51:00 PM

Bears declared TE Desmond Clark, third QB Caleb Hanie, RB Kahlil Bell, C Edwin Williams, DE Barry Turner, DE Corey Wootton, CB Josh Moore and S Craig Steltz inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

The Bears come into this game remarkably healthy, with Clark (neck) as the only regular that is banged up.
Sun, Nov 28, 2010 03:08:00 PM

Bears declared TE Desmond Clark (neck) inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills in Toronto.

The Bears won't miss Clark, who doesn't really have a role in Mike Martz's offense. As for the game, note that the roof in Toronto is closed. Other Bears inactives: QB Caleb Hanie (3rd QB), RB Kahlil Bell, G Edwin Williams, DE Corey Wootton, DT Marcus Harrison, CB Zackary Bowman and S Craig Steltz.
Sun, Nov 7, 2010 11:59:00 AM

Desmond Clark was added to the Bears injury report as limited with an ankle injury Thursday.

Clark's role is no longer consistent enough to be a fantasy factor. He shouldn't be on deep league rosters, much less in starting lineups.
Thu, Sep 9, 2010 04:18:00 PM

The Bears thought about releasing TE Desmond Clark before paying him his $475,000 roster bonus in early March, according to beat writer Brad Biggs.

The Bears unsuccessfully shopped Clark before surprisingly paying him the bonus. At age 33 and with Brandon Manumaleuna essentially signed to replace him, Clark may not make it through training camp. The 33-year-old is likely nearing the end of the line.
Sun, Jul 18, 2010 09:10:00 AM

Desmond Clark has resumed working out with the Bears.

Uncertain of his role in Mike Martz's offense, Clark skipped the first week of the team's voluntary workouts. With Brandon Manumaleuna now on board, Clark's roster spot is in jeopardy.
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 09:32:00 AM

Bears TE Desmond Clark is not attending the team's offseason conditioning program.

An early-March report had Clark on the trade block, and Chicago's signing of Brandon Manumaleuna -- a better version of Clark -- indicates that he's not in the team's plans. Due $1 million in 2010 salary, Clark figures to be released shortly. The 33-year-old declined sharply in the passing game last year.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Apr 5, 2010 02:13:00 PM

Bears TE Desmond Clark is reportedly on the trade block.

According to the National Football Post's Mike Lombardi, the Bears have been shopping Clark unsuccessfully so far. They surprisingly paid him a $475,000 roster bonus on March 4, just hours before signing new starter Brandon Manumaleuna. The Bears may keep Clark if they can't get what they want.
Sun, Mar 7, 2010 02:22:00 PM

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