Kevin Clash has announced today his intention to test free agency as his contract expires at the end of Season 6.
“When San Antonio picked me in the 3rd round, they got the right to sign me to a 2 year deal. I took it with happiness - they put their faith in my ability to add to their linebacking corps, and I think I’ve been reasonably productive for them. They’ve offered me a raise, and I’m certainly open to returning - this has been a good home, and I love the community. Nobody does sauce like San Antonio, and it took me a while to get used to the idea, but cow head barbacoa is amazing and apparently illegal in most other states. Still, the EFLPA has given me the right to see what other teams think of me, and I’d be an idiot if I didn’t at least listen to offers.”
Clash spent his first season with the Wolfpack largely playing in coverage, racking up 59 Tackles, 1 for Loss, 2 Sacks, and 3 Pass Defenses - one of which was an Interception. Thus far in his second season he has 38 Tackles and 5 Sacks, and is on pace for 53 and 7 respectively as part of a dynamic Wolfpack pass rush that has combined for 21 Sacks.
“There is strength in numbers, and we have a lot of guys that can go hit the QB. I’m glad to play alongside guys like Boris Bonecrusher, Dyrus Stone, and Tiago Orton but there are plenty of great names out there who I’d be just as happy to team up with. I remember getting to play with BigHuge, and that was a blast, plus there are some guys out there I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and enjoyed the company of like Quentin Harrison”
Clash is not the biggest name, among San Antonio and even former Hurricane Linebackers, to be hitting free agency and he has been dogged by the character concerns that have followed him from his days at the University of Miami - rumors that he cares more about a future career in broadcasting and is only playing in the EFL to garner legitimacy, and is the first to leave the weight room during workout days. However humble his nearly 100 career tackles and the upcoming milestone of his 10th career sack are, teams should be on the lookout for the versatile Linebacker, who has spent snaps at CB and Safety in his short career.
“I haven’t got a preferred destination or a real goal - I’m just here to have the best career I can. It would be nice to get my hands on a fumble, and I’d like to be an active part of a championship run instead of being along for the ride like I was at Miami. But I understand what this is. I just hope to get a couple of offers and see that I’m worth something more than just continuing to be paid because I was drafted here. Visits and pitches are going to help me with my game.”