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Reports: Seahawks agree to trade defensive end Frank Clark to Chiefs

The Chiefs will reportedly sign Clark to a long-term contract.

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a trade that will send defensive end Frank Clark to Kansas City.

The initial news came from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing the Chiefs and Seahawks in deep talks about a trade for defensive end Frank Clark, which we have broken down in detail here.

Moments later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed the two teams had come to a deal.

More details.

Schefter continues on with the contract details.

Clark will receive a five-year $105.5 million contract, which makes him the third-richest defensive player in the NFL.

ESPN’s Adam Teicher adds some good perspective to the trade.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson has a quote from Clark on the trade to the Chiefs.

Full quote, via Anderson’s official Twitter: “I feel like I’m good. I wanted to be somewhere where I’m wanted, where I’m appreciated. I thank God that KC came in & showed that...In life u just want to be shown that you are appreciated sometimes & I feel like this was one of those things. [Seattle] had other plans. It got to a point where Seattle had used me for everything I had for them already. At the end of the day it’s a business…Look down the history...when you’re playing in Seattle it’s not common that they plan to have players around for the long run. It’s obvious. It’s evident…but I’m blessed & thankful to be part of their organization. John (Schneider) & Pete (Carroll) drafted back in 2015. It just sucks that we weren’t able to get something done because they knew how I felt about being in Seattle and how I felt about my future, and I feel like at the end of the day it was all ignored. But it is part of the business…and you have to play your cards right in this game.”

Clark’s teammates seem to really like the move:

To Seattle

  • Chiefs’ 2019 first-rounder (No. 29 overall)
  • Lower of Chiefs’ two 2020 second-rounders (one pick)
  • Chiefs’ 2019 third-rounder (No. 92 overall)

To Kansas City

  • Defensive end Frank Clark
  • Seahawks 2019 third-rounder (No. 84 overall)


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