There’s new contract details are now out for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ latest official free agent signing, OT Le’Raven Clark. Signed to a one-year contract Friday, KPRC’s Aaron Wilson has new details of Clark’s deal. It’s a one-year deal worth $1.215 million.
A cut-and-dry deal, which is almost always how Pittsburgh structures its contracts, opting against active roster bonuses and other incentives. As part of Clark’s deal, he receives a $50,000 signing bonus in addition to his $1.165 million base salary. This is a veteran benefit contract for Clark so his 2023 salary cap charge is just $990,000. The only guaranteed amount is the $50,000 signing bonus.
The Steelers used just $120,000 of 2023 salary cap space in signing Clark based on their current Rule of 51.
Clark, a third round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2016, has appeared in 64 games, starting 18 of them. He’s seen NFL action with three teams: the Colts, the Philadelphia Eagles, and most recently the Tennessee Titans. Signed by Tennessee last season, Clark appeared in thirteen games, starting two, and seeing most of his action at right tackle. He also saw a handful of snaps at left tackle and as a tackle-eligible.
Pittsburgh signed Clark to be veteran and versatile tackle depth. Throughout his career, Clark has logged over 300+ regular season snaps at both tackle spots and right guard. He’ll serve as emergency depth behind current starters Dan Moore Jr. and Chukwuma Okorafor, though Clark’s signing certainly doesn’t prevent the team from addressing a tackle near the top of next month’s draft. Clark essentially replaces the role Trent Scott had last year though if Pittsburgh drafts a tackle, someone like Ohio State’s Dawand Jones or Tennessee’s Darnell Wright, Clark will become a #4 OT and be fighting for a roster spot.
Check out our full scouting report on Clark below.