Frank Clark will either be traded or released by the Denver Broncos, according to sources who spoke with ESPN’s Field Yates on Thursday.
By returning $1.686 million in guaranteed pay on Wednesday, Clark consented to a modified contract that would make his agreement more marketable.
The Broncos will split ways with Clark, their second pass-rusher in recent days. The Broncos dealt Randy Gregory to the San Francisco 49ers late last week.
With the Broncos for the first time, Clark has only played in two games due to injuries. Due to an illness, he has already been ruled out of Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
He signed with the Broncos after being released by the Chiefs in March because they and his agent, Erik Burkhardt, couldn’t agree on a revised deal.
Clark, 30, played defensive end with the Chiefs for four seasons, appearing in 58 regular-season games and compiling 23.5 sacks. In the postseason, he frequently played his most effective games. For the Chiefs, Clark participated in 12 playoff games and recorded 10.5 sacks. Over the course of his four seasons with Kansas City, he was chosen for three Pro Bowls.
In nine NFL seasons, he has 58.5 sacks and 14 forced fumbles. He played defensive end with the Seattle Seahawks during his first four seasons.