Kansas City officially released Clark on Tuesday.
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The release of Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (more here) became official on Tuesday – and general manager Brett Veach and head coach Andy Reid shared statements courtesy of Chiefs dot com. Veach was traded for Clark in April 2019.
VEACH: “It’s really hard to put into words what Frank has meant to our organization over the past four seasons. When we traded him before the 2019 season, he came here with the goal of winning championships. We’ve gone to three Super Bowls in four seasons and won two, and there’s no doubt that Frank was a big part of bringing those Lombardi trophies to Kansas City. “The Shark” cemented his legacy here in Chiefs Kingdom with his game and personality. These decisions are never easy, but we wish him the best as he pursues his career.
Reid called Clark a “player and a special person” and alluded to advice from veteran rookie defensive end George Karlaftis, who broke out in 2022 for 5.5 sacks in the final seven games of the season.
REID: “You could see his game on the pitch, but if you talk to him you realize how amazing his heart is. Frank gave us all his energy, he invested time in our young players to help them grow, and that shows you how passionate he is about the game. He will always be part of our history here and we appreciate the work he has done to help us get there.
Finally, the team tweeted a video to say goodbye to Clark:
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