Ten-year NFL veteran tight end Dallas Clark intends to play this season and could sign with a team this week, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting.
The report mentions the Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots as teams in need of a tight end. Clark and the Ravens have "mutual interest" in a deal, according to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.
Baltimore's starting tight end Dennis Pitta is out for the season after dislocating his hip, leaving the team with third-year pro Ed Dickson and 33-year-old Visanthe Shiancoe, who the Ravens signed following Pitta's injury.
Clark, 34, played last season on a one-year, $4.5-million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, posting 47 receptions, 435 yards and four touchdowns. 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 Peyton Manning with 100 catches, 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns.FARRAR: Even with Andrew Luck, the Colts face an uphill battle this season