Clark doesn't expect to hold out in 2020 if he isn't offered an appropriate contract extension, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "Hopefully, I don't have to do anything like that," Clark said. "I don't think it will come to that." The Packers have already picked up Clark's fifth-year option worth $7.69 million in 2020, and while Clark doesn't plan on using his leverage to force a long-term deal with the Packers, he certainly didn't shut the door on the notion. Clark already has four years of pro experience under his belt at 24 years old, and he recorded career highs in tackles (62) and sacks (six) in 2019 while proving he's one of the top run stoppers in the league. This will be a situation to monitor through the offseason program and possibly training camp.
Clark, who registered six tackles and a sack over two playoff games, finished 2019 with a career-high 62 tackles and six sacks over 16 regular-season games. Clark recorded exactly six sacks and 15 quarterback pressures for the second straight season. The 24-year-old already has four seasons of pro experience under his belt, and he has carved out a reputation as a premier run stopper. The Packers have picked up his fifth-year option worth $7.69 million for the 2020 season, and Clark figures to be a top priority for a contract extension this offseason.
Clark (back) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. Clark was a full participant in Friday's practice. The standout run-stopper's presence will provide a notable boost for Green Bay's defensive front against the 49ers.
Clark was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a back injury. Clark managed to play through his back injury in the Packers' divisional-round win over the Seahawks, producing four tackles and a sack in the outing. Since he was at least on the practice field in some fashion to begin the current week, there's not yet any reason to worry about Clark's availability for Sunday's NFC Championship game in San Francisco.
Clark had four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks. Clark did not appear affected by the back injury that slowed him last week, and he was able to play 55 of a possible 64 snaps in Sunday's contest.
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