August 2nd, 2011
by bearsbacker

34-year old veteran tight end Desmond Clark is coming back for a ninth season with the Bears.

Clark, a 12-year veteran only appeared in five games last season reeling in one catch for 12 yards.

Clark fell out of the depth chart because Greg Olsen, Brandon Manualeuna and Kellen Davis all were favored over him.

Clark, who watched the Bears trade away Olsen and release Brandon Manumaleuna last week. Will get his chance to make some plays this season for the Bears.

In his eight seasons with the Bears, Clark has appeared in 110 games, making 242 catches for 2639 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Clark’s best season came in 2006 when he reeled in 45 balls for 626 yards and six touchdowns. Clark isn’t capable of a year like that, but he is capable of being a very good number three tight end.

He can be used in many different ways. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz definitely has a plan for him this season.

“It was important for us to get Desmond back,” Martz said. Martz said he could see Clark having an H-back role.

Clark should be happy to be back this year considering his chances were pretty slim when last season ended. Matt Spaeth and Kellen Davis will be ahead of Clark, but don’t expect the veteran to slack off once he arrives to camp later this week.

Glad to hear Clark is back into the fold. He is a fan favorite and a guy every Bears fans likes to watch.

All quotes from Chicagotribune.com

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