Clarke was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Clarke failed to make the final roster prior to the season, but he was brought back after Week 1 to provide depth on the defensive line. It is unclear if he will revert to the Tampa Bay's practice squad or look for a new opportunity.
Clarke signed a contract with the Buccaneers on Wednesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Clarke played 15 games with Tampa last season, accumulating 15 tackles and 2.5 sacks. The veteran is expected to serve as a reserve option behind Vinny Curry in the Buccaneers' 4-3 defense.
Clarke re-signed with the Buccaneers on Thursday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Clarke spent his first season in Tampa Bay as a rotational defensive lineman, accumulating 15 tackles (12 solo) and 2.5 sacks in 15 games.
Clarke recorded three tackles, all solo, two sacks and a pass defensed in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Clarke now has nine tackles and three sacks in 11 games this season. His 34 defensive reps were a new season-high. Look for the veteran defensive end to continue to split reps with William Gholston on Sunday when the Buccaneers face the Lions.
Clarke is a coach's decision inactive for Sunday's game against Chicago, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Clarke's inactive status is due to his position near the bottom of the team's depth chart and the Buccaneers' overall health after their unexpected bye week last week.
The Bengals have ruled the following players as inactive for Thursday's Week 10 matchup against the Browns: running back Giovani Bernard (hip, clavicle), cornerback Leon Hall (concussion), linebackers Vontaze Burfict (knee) and Rey Maualuga (hamstring), offensive tackle Andre Smith (ankle), wide receiver Dane Sanzenbacher and defensive end Will Clarke.
Hall and Burfict were ruled out on the team's final injury report, which also listed Bernard, Maualuga and Smith as doubtful to play. Jeremy Hill is expected to carry the load at running back with Bernard sidelined.
The Bengals declared running back Giovani Bernard (hip), linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee), guard Kevin Zeitler (calf), linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring), cornerback Darqueze Dennard (hamstring), wideout Dane Sanzenbacher and defensive end Will Clarke inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
With Bernard sidelined, rookie Jeremy Hill will start at tailback.
The Bengals have listed the following players as inactive for Week 8's matchup with the Ravens: wide receiver A.J. Green (toe), linebacker Rey Maualuga (hamstring), defensive tackle Brandon Thompson (knee), running back Rex Burkhead, cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, offensive tackle Tanner Hawkinson and defensive end Will Clarke.
Green will miss his third straight game while dealing with a nagging toe injury, and an earlier report Sunday pegged his chances at playing in Week 9 at 70 percent. Maualuga had been ruled out on the team's final Week 8 injury report, while Thompson had been listed as questionable.
Stud wideout A.J. Green is the standout among the seven inactives for the Bengals on Sunday against host Indianapolis. But several other injured players are on the list.
They are linebackers Emmanuel Lamur (shoulder) and Rey Maualuga (hamstring) and defensive tackle Brandon Thompson (knee).
The healthy scratches are cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, tackle Tanner Hawkinson and defensive end Will Clarke.
Bengals cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris, linebacker Khairi Fortt, defensive tackle Brandon Thompson, offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler, wide receiver Marvin Jones and defensive end Will Clarke were among the team's inactives Week 6 vs. Carolina.
Linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) and receiver Marvin Jones (ankle) are among the Bengals' inactives for Sunday Night Football. Both were listed as doubtful.
Also sitting out are defensive linemen Will Clarke and Brandon Thompson (knee), offensive lineman Kevin Zeitler (calf), defensive back Chris Lewis-Harris and running back Rex Burkhead (knee).
The Bengals' list of inactives for Week 2 against the Falcons includes wide receiver Marvin Jones (foot), running back Rex Burkhead (knee), linebacker Sean Porter (hamstring), defensive lineman Will Clarke, offensive lineman T.J. Johnson and offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson.
Clarke, Johnson and Hawkinson are all healthy scratches.
The Bengals unveiled their inactives for Week 1 prior to gametime against the Ravens Sunday, and they did so with little suspense. Among the inactives are:
Running back Rex Burkhead; offensive lineman T.J. Johnson; wide receivers Marvin Jones and James Wright; defensive end Will Clarke; linebacker Sean Porter; and defensive back Darqueze Dennard.
With the No. 88 pick in the NFL Draft, the Bengals selected defensive end Will Clarke from West Virginia.
Clarke had six sacks in 2013, and he should complete for playing time in the Bengals' defensive line rotation right away.
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