Former Mountainer Will Clarke has been signed by the Detroit Lions, according to The Athletic’s Chris Burke.
Lions signed DE Will Clarke, released Caleb Benenoch.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) August 23, 2020
Clarke spent the last two seasons as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In 2017 Clarke had 15 tackles and 2.5 sacks for the Bucs, but only played in three games last season without recording a statistic.
Clarke was originally drafted into the NFL by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft. Clarke has just seven tackles and 0.5 sacks in his first two seasons in the league but had 15 tackles and four sacks in 2016.
Clarke had a quiet first two years at WVU in 2011 and 2012. As a junior in 2013, however, he broke out with 36 tackles, six sacks and 17 tackles for loss.