(610 Sports) – According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to cut veteran defensive end Frank Clark in order to save salary cap space.
The two sides had been trying to work on a restructured deal similar to last season, when Clark took a pay cut to stay in Kansas City. Unfortunately, the two sides weren't able to reach an agreement and Clark will now become a free-agent when the move becomes official.
By making the move to cut Clark, the would be saving $21 million against the salary cap while leaving $7.675 million in dead money.
The 29 year old Clark was a second-round draft selection by the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. After playing out his 4-year rookie contract, he was traded to Kansas City for a first and second-round draft pick. Clark signed a 5-year $105 million contract in Kansas City and last offseason, Clark signed a new 2-year deal worth $29 million.
Clark appeared in 15 games for the Chiefs this past season, recording 39 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, five sacks, one forced fumble and recovery, one pass deflection and a safety.