Colts Take Dallas Clark Off the Market

In a move that has been expected, the Colts placed the franchise tag on Dallas Clark. Showing interest in Alge Crumpler may have been a ploy, however it didn’t work. Instead… the tag. With Indy’s cap situation, it is possible they will choose not to tender Utecht, but Clark gets banged up enough he probably stays too. So, its either Crumpler or the draft. Figuring the bidding war that seems to be on the verge of erupting for Crumpler, coupled with the thought that the Hawks are working on Brown, Trufant and hopefully Lock right now, the TE is mostly likely a rookie next year. I think they will go with the most polished one they can find, even giving up potential for the ability to immediately contribute in the passing game. END.