National Football League
Name  Desmond Clark
Born  4/20/1977
Height  6-3
Weight  249
College  Wake Forest
10/14/2010 12:01:00 PM
Description: The Chicago Tribune reports Clark has been inactive the past two games due to a lack of a role on special teams.
Insight: Chicago has been using Kellen Davis ahead of Clark. (
4/15/2010 10:49:00 AM
Description: ESPN reports Clark has resumed working out with the Bears.
Insight: With the signing of Brandon Manumaluena, Clark's roster spot could be in jeopardy. (
4/5/2010 8:45:00 PM
Description: reports Clark is not attending the Bears' offseason conditioning program.
Insight: Clark doesn't seem to be in the Bears' plans with the signing of Brandon Manumaleuna as a free agent, so he could wind up being released soon. (
3/7/2010 10:01:00 PM
Description: National Football Post reports Clark is on the trade block.
Insight: With Friday's signing of Brandon Manumaleuna, Clark is now expendable if the Bears can find a trade a partner. (
12/29/2009 10:52:00 AM
Description: Clark had five receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' win over the Vikings on Monday night.
Insight: This was Clark's first touchdown of the season, which should tell you all you need to know about his fantasy value. (
Questionable11/13/2009 10:35:00 AM
Description: Clark (neck) left Thursday night's game against the 49ers with a neck injury.
Insight: This is an aggravation of a prior injury, and if Clark has to miss time Kellen Davis would take over as Greg Olsen's primary backup. (
Probable11/11/2009 8:18:00 PM
Description: According to, Clark (neck) participated fully in Wednesday's practice and is listed as probable for Thursday night against San Francisco.
Insight: Clark is clearly behind Greg Olsen in the Bears' TE pecking order, so he is not fantasy relevant without an injury to Olsen. (
Questionable11/11/2009 10:25:00 AM
Description: Clark (neck) was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Insight: Clark should be able to play on Thursday night against San Francisco, but he has minimal fantasy value behind Greg Olsen. (
Probable10/2/2009 5:57:00 PM
Description: According to tne Chicago Tribune, Clark (broken rib) will return to the lineup on Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: Clark's impact may be felt the most as a run blocker for Matt Forte. His impact as a pass receiver as Greg Olsen's backup is likely to be minimal. (
Probable10/1/2009 6:49:00 PM
Description: According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun Times, via Twitter, Clark (broken rib) practiced in full on Thursday.
Insight: Even if he's able to go on Sunday against Detroit, Clark's status as Greg Olsen's backup limits his fantasy value. (
Questionable9/30/2009 8:58:00 PM
Description: Accordng to the Chicago, Clark ( broken rib) practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday.
Insight: There's a chance Clark could play this week against Detroit, but the Bears may choose to hold him out until aftet their Week 5 bye. (
Out9/17/2009 9:50:00 AM
Description: According to the Chicago Tribune, Clark (broken rib) will miss 3-6 weeks with the broken rib he suffered last Sunday night against Green Bay.
Insight: Greg Olsen may see more targets now, and Kellen Davis becomes the Bears' No. 2 TE. (
4/13/2009 3:51:00 PM
Description: Clark caught 41 passes in 2008, right in line with his previous two seasons, but dipped to just one touchdown.
Insight: More significantly, Clark caught 13 fewer passes than Greg Olsen in the latter's second year after beating him by five in 2007. Clark is no more than a potential bye-week fill-in for fantasy players and could see even less work if Olsen's profile continues to grow. (
Probable12/10/2008 11:19:00 PM
Description: Clark, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, practiced in full on Wednesday after missing practice on Tuesday.
Insight: Clark is probable to play against the Saints on Thursday. He did record his first touchdown catch of the season last week but remains too inconsistent to be in your starting lineup. Look elsewhere if you can. (
Steady11/23/2008 5:07:00 PM
Description: Clark had five catches for 40 yards against the Rams.
Insight: Clark hasn't scored a TD this season and is clearly number two on the totem pole with Greg Olson on the team. Clark was injured (knee) in the third quarter, so Olson could be a good play going forward. (