July 13, 2024

The discussion has surprisingly turned to next year’s free agent class, even though there’s an entire football season yet to play. As often noted, what transpires on the field can seem less significant than the frenzy of activity that occurs in March. Despite the potential outcomes during the season, March remains a time of unpredictable possibilities.

Too much inconsistency' will motivate Kenny Clark in 2023

The latest Vikings mailbag from The Athletic addresses a curious reader’s inquiry about which free agents the Vikings might target next year. Alec Lewis, The Athletic’s Vikings reporter, has chosen to embrace the uncertainty with two notable names: Kenny Clark and D.J. Reed. The Vikings appear set to focus on bolstering their defensive line and cornerback positions, with Clark and Reed likely standing out as top prospects in their respective roles.

Packers impressed by Damarious Randall's response to sideline incident

The prospect of losing Kenny Clark would be particularly harsh for the Packers, given his pivotal role in their defense over the past eight years. He’s consistently been a mainstay, showcasing durability with six seasons of at least 15 games played and notable achievements such as three Pro Bowl selections. Just this past season, Clark achieved career highs in sacks (7.5) and quarterback hits (16), underscoring his value to the team. Losing him to a division rival, especially at this stage of his career, would be a significant blow. It’s a scenario that’s tough to accept, especially considering Clark’s impact on what’s been an underrated defense in the NFL.

 

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