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Week 2 Outlook
The Green Bay Packers and nose tackle Kenny Clark have a 4-year extension for $70 million, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. The deal includes a reported $25M signing bonus.
Clark posted six sacks last season despite being an interior lineman in a predominantly 3-4 defense. He is one of the best young interior linemen in the NFL and won't turn 25 years old until after the season begins.
Kenny Clark recorded two tackles (one solo), one sack, one forced fumble and one tackle for a loss in the Packers’ 21-16 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
Clark did it all Sunday, pressuring Kirk Cousins regularly and managing a sack and a forced fumble. Through two games, he’s totaled seven tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks. Clark should be on the IDP radar given the success of the revamped Packers defense.
NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero is reporting the Packers have informed defensive lineman Kenny Clark (elbow) that he will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. This means that all three starting defensive lineman (Muhammad Wilkerson, Mike Daniels, Clark) from the beginning of the season will finish the year on IR.
Clark will not require surgery on his injured elbow but with only two games remaining and the team out of playoff contention, it doesn’t make sense to keep him on the active roster. The 2016 first-rounder was in the midst of a breakout season with 55 tackles, six sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and three passes defensed in 13 games. Undrafted free agent Tyler Lancaster, who started for Clark in Sunday’s loss to the Bears, is expected to stay in that role for the final two weeks.
Kenny Clark recorded seven total tackles (three solo) in the Packers' loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
While Clark didn't secure his seventh sack of the season, he did collect seven tackles, which is his most since Week 6. Next up on the slate for Clark is a home game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Kenny Clark recorded four total tackles (two solo) and a sack in the Packers' loss to the Vikings on Sunday Night Football.
Clark continued his dominance on Sunday Night Football, collecting his sixth sack of the season. Clark will look to keep things rolling against the Cardinals in Week 13.