Clark plays well with limited time

Published 9:40 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Suffolk native Chuck Clark played well when his number was called for the Ravens in their game against the Oakland Raiders last Sunday.

Clark could be seeing more significant time on the football field in the near future. In the game against the Raiders, Clark had to step in at safety after injured starter Tony Jefferson went down in the second half.

When reporters asked the Baltimore Ravens head coach what he thought about Clark stepping in, Coach John Harbaugh praised Clark’s play.

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“Chuck played well; he played really well,” Harbaugh said. “He played well for us, and if Tony can’t go, Chuck can be a solid player for us there in that position, and he can come in and play well.”

The Baltimore Ravens have thought highly of Clark since they drafted him in 2017. If Jefferson is unable to practice this week, Clark may be able to step in. The Ravens won’t rush Jefferson, who is the starter in front of Clark, back from injury, because they know what Clark can do.

The Ravens take on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday, and Chuck Clark could see his first regular-season start of his career. So far this season, Clark has nine tackles, which have primarily come on special teams. The former King’s Fork High School standout starred at Virginia Tech as well, leading to him being taken in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.