Steelers safety Ryan Clark has had to think about his days after football this off-season. He served as an intern on ESPN a few weeks ago practicing his media skills as a possible future analyst. The hard-hitting safety is not done with football yet though.
Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider is reporting that Clark is asking for a contract extension. Clark will be turning 34 this football season and in his last year of his contract. Clark has produced 202 tackles, 3 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and 12 pass deflections in the past two seasons.
Since bouncing around early in his career with the Giants and Redskins, Clark has become one of the best free safeties in the NFL. His hitting and tackling ability made Steeler Nation love him.
2013 will be Clark’s eighth season on the roster and he has a base salary of $3.5 million. As I said in yesterday’s article, heading into training camp is when the Steelers like to work on contract extensions. With the little experience behind Clark and strong safety Troy Polamalu, Clark may have an advantage of getting an extension.