Baltimore Ravens Safety Confirms He Requested A Trade

Chuck Clark is a safety with the Ravens who's been working his way into the starting role since joining the team in 2017 in the sixth round of the draft, and after finally getting that starting role, he, along with the NFL found it to be an odd move when the team made a move for Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton in the 2022 NFL Draft. With so much need for playmakers on the outside, it was a unique move, and it even shocked Clark, who thought he was going to start the 2022 season alongside Marcus Williams as a starter: "I was definitely surprised. I didn't know it was going to happen." 

Reports came out that Clark had requested a trade from the team he's spent his entire NFL career with thus far, and the man himself recently confirmed that: "Me personally, I just felt the situation that I was in, how things were going, of course, yeah I did ask, 'Can I get out of here?'" Clark said. "And so, I felt like that didn't happen and I wasn't just going to give away my spot. If I'm not going to be a starter, it's going to have to be taken from me."

Unlike others who have requested trades, Clark didn't let that stop him from turning up and working with the rest of the secondary all off-season, and with two years left on his 3-year, $15.3 million contract extension signed back in 2020, the Ravens don't need to move him. This situation may be playing out over the next few weeks, and if Baltimore want to make a move, there will be teams around the league with interest in the talented young safety. 

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