The Buffalo Bills’ pass rush was lackluster in 2018 and heading into 2019, it’s an under-the-radar need for the team. On Friday, FOX contributor Jay Glazer floated the idea that the Bills could be interested in Seattle Seahawks free agent Frank Clark to improve their pass rush, but that rumor was quickly squashed.
“Lost in all the talk of Antonio Brown trade talk is the fact that there’s been a lot of chatter among teams looking to trade for premium pass rushers such as Clowney, Frank Clark, Dee Ford,” began Glazer.
When asked by a Bills fan on Twitter whether Buffalo was involved with the chatter, Glazer made reference to Buffalo Bills director of player personnel Dan Morgan. Morgan was a scout and worked his way up the personnel ladder in Seattle with their general manager, John Schneider, as his boss and mentor before being hired last offseason by Brandon Beane.
“Well, Dan Morgan worked in Seattle and is close to John Schneider,” tweeted Glazer when asked about the Bills. “There’s interest around Frank Clark from them and others.”
Now there is nothing definitive here, but Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News started asking his sources anyway and bluntly rebuked Glazer’s report Saturday morning. John Wawrow of the Associated Press echoed Carucci’s sentiment.
“Per an NFL source, there is zero truth to a report that the Bills are interested in signing Seahawks DE Frank Clark, who has a franchise tag.”
Clark is only 25 and recorded 13 sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception last year. He was tagged this offseason but like Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Dee Ford, Seattle could look to trade him instead of keeping him and paying more than $17 million in 2019.
Finding the truth is pretty simple. National guys like Glazer are usually talking to agents around free agency, not teams. Local guys like Carucci have connections inside the organization and can get team info. For now, we’re considering this fully debunked.