Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) stands on the sidelines during the second quarter in the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Free safety Ryan Clark plans to keep playing football in 2014


The Pittsburgh Steelers will more than likely be parting ways with a couple players who have been with the team for six plus years. Free safety Ryan Clark is one of those players.

The 34 year old veteran has been with the team for a long time and was thought to be someone who would retire with the team. But this defense needs a major face lift which means out with the old, in with the new. Nothing is for sure just yet, but you would have to think this is a position they would love to improve.

Clark could make a case for himself to stay with the franchise for another season after registering a career high 104 tackles. He also recorded two interceptions.

 “They gave me a chance twice. They gave me an opportunity to play. They gave me an opportunity to play in the Super Bowl. Some of my best friends are here in Pittsburgh. There are people I will remember forever. It was a blessing and an honor to play for an organization like this. I hope to continue playing, but if not, there will be no hard feelings. I have nothing but great memories.” Ryan Clark told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

What do you think Steelers fans? Should the organization bring Clark back for another year or start fresh at the position? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • Craig

    Well they really wouldn’t be starting fresh by getting rid of Clark. Shamarko Thomas was drafted last season and had time at the position and did well on special teams. Thomas would do very well in stepping in to replace Clark for good if the Steelers decide to part ways…. which they should. Clark is better suited for ESPN these days than playing defense.

  • joe

    Ryan Clark is the Pittsburgh Steelers, he is what is left of the hard hitters. Ryan was always there when he was needed. As a steeler fan he will be missed ,not just by me but his team mates. Ryan is a true (pro) he is there for the fans no matter what. I’ve seen him give the shirt off his back as well as his gloves ,cleats and his heart to the fans. I have seen him sign autographs for hours before and after practice rain or shine. No other player has ever been a true sportsman like ryan.
    Ryan plays like a member of the 70s team. When a player runs a deep post he want have to worry about his helmet or his teeth. Ryan is this teams Mel Blount ,we cant replace him.We can put someone in his place but not replace. He will be missed by me very much .