Dallas Clark, Ravens agree to contract terms
The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran tight end Dallas Clark, the team announced Sunday evening. The Ravens said on their official Twitter account that general manager Ozzie Newsome and Clark had an agreement in principle. More specifics weren't immediately available.
The agreement comes after reports of "mutual interest" between Clark and the Ravens, who face multiple long-term injuries at the tight end position.
Baltimore’s starting tight end, Dennis Pitta, is out for the season after dislocating his hip. Third-year pro Ed Dickson is out with a hamstring injury and gave no timetable for his eventual return on Sunday. These injuries leave the team with 33-year-old Visanthe Shiancoe, who the Ravens signed following Pitta’s injury.
The 34-year-old Clark had his best season since 2009 last year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, posting 47 receptions, 435 yards and four touchdowns on a one-year contract. He spent the previous nine years with the Indianapolis Colts, who drafted him in the first round in 2003.
Clark has 474 career receptions for 5,322 yards and 50 touchdowns. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2009, when he emerged as a go-to receiver for then-Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. He had 100 receptions, 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns that season.
Ozzie Newsome has an agreement in principle with TE Dallas Clark. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 11, 2013