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Report: Detroit Lions Sign Former WVU Pass Rusher Will Clarke

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Former Mountainer Will Clarke has been signed by the Detroit Lions, according to The Athletic’s Chris Burke.

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.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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