December 2, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Dallas Clark (44) on the field during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Baltimore Ravens are clearly on a mission to bolster their receiving depth after losing many of last year’s top targets in Anquan Boldin (traded to 49ers) and Dennis Pitta (out for year with hip injury). Ed Dickson is also battling a hamstring injury, and receiver Deonte Thompson is out for the time being with a foot injury.
Earlier today, the Ravens signed free agent wide receiver Brandon Stokley to a contract.
Now, they’re signing a tight end who’s been among the league’s best over the past decade:
The 34-year-old had been shutout on the open market after catching 47 passes for 435 yards with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012. His best day are far behind him, but given the Ravens’ lack of receiving threats outside of Torrey Smith, anything Clark can give them will be welcome contribution.
For his career, Clark has registered 474 receptions for 5,322 receiving yards (11.2 ypc) and 50 touchdowns.