Clark gets second interception

Published 10:01 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Former Bulldogs standout Chuck Clark caught his second interception of the preseason in a recent game against the Miami Dolphins.

The former King’s Fork High School standout and Virginia Tech standout had his second interception of the preseason after grabbing one against the Chicago Bears a couple of weeks ago. Clark and the Baltimore Ravens have an NFL-high seven interceptions as a team in the preseason.

Clark finished the game with six tackles to go along with his interception. However, there was some controversy surrounding his play that game. Clark laid a hit on a Dolphins receiver that resulted in a 15-yard penalty as well as sent a player out of the game to be evaluated for a concussion. The NFL has been strict on helmet to helmet hits, as the league have been trying to find ways to make the game safer.

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The hit on the Dolphins offensive player could result in a fine at some point for Clark. Clark said he hadn’t heard back from the league about the hit yet. However, he said the referees explained to him that they had to give him the penalty because of how his hit looked on the player.

The Suffolk native was also able to get time with the usual Ravens starters, as he is still filling in for injured safety Tony Jefferson.

“It was good being out there and seeing how the ones (starters) communicate with each other,” Clark told the Ravens media. “Seeing how they work and gel together was huge actually getting that work.”

The media also asked Clark what plans he had for year two, and his answer was short and sweet: “Get better and make more plays.”

He also said he has studied the game a lot, which has helped him continuously ascend in his time with the Ravens in just two seasons.

Baltimore has one more preseason game against the Washington Redskins Thursday before the regular season starts next week. Clark may or may not see a lot of time as he looks to have already cemented himself on the roster for the second straight year.