Frank Clark, a pass rusher for the Broncos, is released after no trade happens.

According to sources with knowledge of the matter, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported on Friday that the Broncos are releasing Clark after failing to find a trade partner.

In contrast to Randy Gregory last week, the organization did not abruptly remove Clark; rather, they made the announcement of his official release on Sunday.

After the edge rusher returned $1.679 million of his base salary this week to enable a departure, it seemed clear that Clark's future was sealed.

Clark signed a one-year, $5.45 million deal in the summer to help Vance Joseph's defense improve its pass rush. It was never going to fit right.

In Week 1, the edge rusher made 25 plays, recording two tackles but no quarterback pressures. Due to a hip injury,

he was out for three weeks. He played just 11 plays in his Week 5 comeback and didn't compile any stats.

He was classified as having an ailment and did not participate in Thursday night's loss in Kansas City.

Clark, like Gregory, didn't suit the Broncos' long-term plans as their top edge rushers moving ahead were Nik Bonitto and Jonathon Cooper.

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