EDITORS NOTE: The trade for Clark doesn’t change the cap space for the Ravens, but it does not have an impact on the Ravens’ cap situation prior to becoming cap compliant on March 15. The trade cannot be processed until then, so the cap savings are not to make room for the non-exclusive franchise tag being placed on QB Lamar Jackson.
Trade: Jets agreed to send a 2024 seventh-round pick to the Ravens in exchange for safety Chuck Clark, per league sources. Trade is agreed to, but cannot be processed until new league year begins Wednesday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2023
Clark, 27, played six seasons for the Ravens after being drafted with a sixth-round selection (No. 186 overall) in 2017. Clark started in 63 games for the Ravens where he amassed 384 tackles, five interceptions, five forced fumbles and 3.5 sacks. From 2020-2022, Clark played 100-percent of defensive snaps for the Ravens, totaling 3,183 snaps.
The writing was on the wall for Clark to be moved following this season, as the Ravens signed safety Marcus Williams last season to a five-year, $70 million contract and shortly thereafter drafted safety Kyle Hamilton in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Last season, Clark requested a trade following the moves, but decided to ultimately defend his starting role and was successful.