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This afternoon on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the NFL notified the club that defensive end Frank Clark will serve a two-game suspension effective after the Chiefs’ bye week on Week 9 of the regular season. Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs has been suspended for two games for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy stemming from his arrest in June of 2021 in Los Angeles, CA, when police officers reportedly found an uzi firearm sticking out of a duffel back in the backseat of his Lamborghini after they had pulled him over for a vehicle code violation. It was later reported Clark had also been arrested earlier that year after officers found a loaded rifle and handgun in the car.
Clark will be eligible to return to the Chiefs’ active roster on Monday, November 14 following the team’s November 13 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Clark is eligible to participate in all off-season and preseason practices and games. The three-time Pro Bowler had just finished his best game of the season. He posted 1.5 sacks, a tackle for loss, and a game-sealing safety in the 44-23 win over the 49ers.
What to expect now with Clark’s suspension?
Expect the Chiefs to utilize Carlos Dunlap a lot more in Frank’s role until he returns and we get to see George Karlaftis work hard to be the next man up in getting sacks and affecting the play. Mike Danna and Malik Herring have lived up to their roles as reliable rotational pieces on the edge and sometimes as Karlaftis used inside the A or B gaps lined up as nose tackles. That should help out the Chiefs as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chiefs were exploring their options via trade or free agency. Until then, we will weather this storm and prevail. Like our guy, Nick Athens said on Twitter, “He’ll be rested for the Chiefs’ second hardest stretch of the season, Chargers, home against the Rams and on the road Bengals.” Relax, Chiefs Kingdom! We will be fine.