Free agent TE Clark mulls retirement

Free agent TE Clark mulls retirement
January 16, 2014, 8:45 am
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Tight end Dallas Clark, who is not expected back with the Ravens, remains uncertain if he will retire. Clark did not dress the final four games of the season despite being healthy. Once Dennis Pitta returned from his hip injury, Clark basically had no role with the Ravens. He finished the season with 31 catches for 343 yards and three touchdowns.

Clark told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he felt good physically, but only wanted to play in 2014 if he could find a bigger role somewhere in an offense. He turns 35 years old in June.

Asked if he planned to play in 2014, Clark told Sirius XM, “I don’t know right now. I’m just going to get away from it. The body feels great. It’s just gotta be the right situation. Being the third-down guy, coming in just on third down, that’s tough. I love being a bigger part of the game plan. We’ll see what happens.”

Clark, Pitta, and Ed Dickson are all free agents, so the Ravens have tight end decisions to make. They want Pitta to return, and he may be signed to the franchise tag. The Ravens will also consider adding a tight end this offseason via trade, free agency, or the draft.

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