Ravens Continue Busy Day, Reach Agreement In Principal With Dallas Clark

Credit: thegazette.com

Credit: thegazette.com

The Ravens busy day continues as they try to upgrade the offense, decimated by injuries and riddled by inconsistencies by signing Dallas Clark to a deal confirmed by head coach John Harbaugh and reported by ESPN NFL Insider, Adam Schefter.

The move to bring in the veteran tight end reunites Clark with offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, with whom he played under while Caldwell was with the Indianapolis Colts from 2003-2011.

Clark, 34, the former first round pick of the Colts spent last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, catching 47 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns.

Harbaugh told the media Clark will take his physical on Monday morning and is en route to Baltimore.

He certainly isn’t the same Dallas Clark who averaged seven touchdowns per season from 2004 to 2009, but has great hands and the hope is that he can make plays on third down situations for quarterback Joe Flacco where a tight end like Billy Bajema will be used primarily for blocking purposes. Clark may not be his prime self that played with Peyton Manning for multiple years, but he still holds value with his ability to block solidly.

The Ravens will also find ways to get Visanthe Shiancoe involved in the offense while Ed Dickson recovers from a hamstring injury.

Matt Lund is a co-host of the BSR Podcast and regular contributor to BSR. A Towson University alum, Matt is a lifelong Baltimore sports fan and native of Charm City working in sports broadcasting.

5 Comments

  1. spy

    August 12, 2013 at 9:18 am

    All this move does is shout out ‘we can’t believe how lousy our receiving corp is’,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    Ozzie should be ashamed of himself for spending too much time on defensive acquisitions and practically no time on the offense , until it was too late………………………
    Poor Joe Flacco , plenty of money and no one to play catch with………………………Joe has a very good reason if he has a down year,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,has anyone looked at the receiving corp in Cinn.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,watch the receivers Matt Ryan will be throwing to this Thursday night,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    • 9inchnails

      August 12, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Umm, well, umm, ok, well, I agree with Spy. What a lame pick up.

      • Mystery Man

        August 13, 2013 at 9:45 am

        Smart man …Spy would be proud of you Incher…

  2. Raaavens

    August 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    okay………………….i’ll…………..keep…………………..my……………..eye……………..out

  3. 9inchnails

    August 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Who are we going to sign next? T.O? Ocho Stinko?