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Veteran LB Clark Returns for Round II

Last Wednesday the Texans signed 33-year-old Strong Side Linebacker Danny Clark to an undisclosed contract. Clark played for the Texans in 2007, playing 13 games, starting eight, and totaling 51 tackles, 40 solo, one pass defended, one forced fumble and one interception. The move fills the void left on the strong side due to Cushing’s four game suspension. Clark, an 11-year veteran will likely compete against Xavier Adibi, who has been a liability against the run, and rookie Daryl Sharpton for the starting job come Sunday, September 12, against the Colts.

“It’s a one-year deal and I’m excited,” Clark told Fox Houston. “I still live there, have a house there and it’s a great opportunity…I enjoyed the big lights of New York City and now I am excited to get back to what I know best and that’s being with Houston.

Although his time with the Texans nowhere near compared to his two-year stint with the Raiders (32 games, 242 total tackles He has spent the last two seasons in New York, playing every game and totaling 123 total tackles), I remember Danny Clark as a underrated ballhawk, enjoying seeing him play at a time where our linebacker core only dimly shined off Demeco Ryan’s outstanding play. You don’t remember Charlie Anderson? Clark has played 170 games in his career totaling 604 total tackles, seven sacks, seven forced fumbles and two picks. The Texans play New York week 5, the game Cushing returns from his supsension for testing positive for HCG.

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