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Bears release Darion Clark

NCAA BASKETBALL: NOV 30 USC at New Mexico Photo by Kenneth Rutt/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On Sunday night the Chicago Bears announced the release of tight end Darion Clark, which puts them now one below the maximum 90-man offseason limit.

There was no corresponding roster move made, but recent weeks have seen the Bears linked to offensive tackle Morgan Moses and the veteran cornerback market as well.

The 6’7”, 235 pound Clark, who played college basketball at three different schools from 2012 to 2017, was originally signed by the Bears in January of 2020. He had been working on transitioning to football since his collegiate basketball career ended. Clark was waived/injured in August of that year with a shoulder injury and he reverted to their injured list when he went unclaimed. He spent all of last season on injured reserve.

Clark’s release leaves the Bears with five tight ends on the current roster, Cole Kmet, Jimmy Graham, Jesper Horsted, J.P. Holtz, and UDFA Scooter Harrington.