Kansas City Chiefs Edge Rusher Added to Injury Report With Illness

The Kansas City Chiefs made an alarming last-minute addition to their injury report Sunday morning. Edge rusher Frank Clark has come down with an illness and is now questionable for the team's Week 13 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. Clark had practiced in full all week and has generally been a durable and reliable presence for his teams, playing at least 14 games in each of his previous seven seasons. He missed two games earlier this year for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Clark is the Chiefs' second highest-paid defender after superstar defensive tackle Chris Jones. With only 13.5 sacks in his last 38 appearances, Clark's production has waned in recent years, but he's still a big part of the Chiefs defense. A surprise absence could prove a significant obstacle this afternoon against an opponent that has gotten the better of the Chiefs of late. The Chiefs lost a pair of heartbreakers against the Bengals last year, falling 34-31 in the regular season and 27-24 in the AFC Championship.

Clark entered the league as the Seattle Seahawks' 63rd overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. An explosive athlete out of Michigan, Clark was dismissed from the Wolverines in his final year of college due to a domestic violence arrest. The Seahawks pounced on him nonetheless, and he rewarded them with 35 sacks in 62 appearances. The Chiefs signed him to a five-year, $104 million deal in 2019.
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