Free agent tight end Dallas Clark may be close to joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he worked out for the club last week as the Bucs try to rid themselves of Kellen Winslow.
Bucs worked out former Colts TE Dallas Clark last week, are expected to try to make a move on him this week, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted Monday.
Schefter initially said Bucs tight end Winslow is being shopped by Tampa, which would means a possible Clark signing would make sense.
Clark, 32, played his entire career for the Indianapolis Colts and was a top target for then-Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, who is now with the Denver Broncos.
Clark was released by the Colts in March, making him a free agent.
SB Nation contributor Alfie Crow says it wouldn't be a shrewd move if Tampa Bay goes with Clark over Winslow.
Call me crazy, but going with a broken down Dallas Clark over Kellen Winslow seems kinda dumb, he tweeted.
Twitter user Josh Johnson said he wants Clark to become a Buccaneer.
Bucs tryna sign dallas clark... that would be a great signing, Johnson tweeted.
The Bucs are ushering in a new era. The team fired Raheem Morris earlier this year and hired former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano.
Winslow may be on the outs with Schiano over his offseason training regimen, according to Tampa Bay sports radio host, Jenna Laine.
Kellen Winslow has always spent his offseason training in San Diego. But what Morris tolerated clearly doesn't fly with Schiano, Laine tweeted.
Should Tampa decide they want Clark, they should act fast. Laine reported the New England Patriots also worked out Clark.
In addition to Schiano, Tampa has added Pro Bowl guard Carl Nicks and cornerback Eric Wright to their roster in the offseason.
The Bucs arguably had one of the best drafts in April of any NFL team. Among the more notable signings: Alabama safety Mark Barron, Boise State running back Doug Martin and Nebraska linebacker Levonte David.