The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran tight end Dallas Clark, the team announced Sunday evening.
Clark, 34, is the second tight end to sign with the Ravens after Dennis Pitta suffered a season-ending hip injury.
Two weeks ago, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome signed veteran tight end Visanthe Shiancoe to a one-year deal.
The plan was for Schiancoe, 33, to back up Ed Dickson, who took over for Pitta as a starter. Then last week, an MRI revealed that Dickson suffered a hamstring tear.
Clark gives them more insurance at the position, although like Schiancoe, he’s no spring chicken.
He spent last year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, catching 47 passes for 435 receiving yards.
While he was productive in Tampa Bay, he was not the same force over the middle as he was for Peyton Manning when the two won a Super Bowl together in 2009.
That year, Clark caught 100 passes, finished with 1,109 receiving yards — a mark he came close to touching only one other time in his 12 NFL seasons.
Terms of the agreement were not immediately available.
Ravens Agree to Terms with Dallas Clark by Jenna Laine