2012 NFL Off-Season Rumors: Will Former Colt Dallas Clark Join Joseph Addai with the New England Patriots?

According to a tweet by's Shalise Manza Young , former Indianapolis Colts tight en...

According to a tweet by's Shalise Manza Young, former Indianapolis Colts tight end Dallas Clark visited with the New England Patriots last Tuesday.

It's pretty questionable by the Patriots for doing this, considering the fact that they already have good tight ends on their roster with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. What's the need for Clark?

However, Pro Football Talk makes an interesting case of why New England may be interested in the former Pro Bowler:

On Monday, Peter King of characterized the Chiefs as the clubhouse leaders for Clark’s services.  It could be that Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli’s former boss, Bill Belichick, simply decided that, if Pioli sees something in Clark, maybe there’s something there that could help the Pats.

Clark has been injury-filled for the past two seasons ever since his Pro Bowl year in 2009 when he had 100 catches for over 1,000 yards along with 10 touchdowns. He hasn't been the same since.

With that, the Patriots could use him as a good, serviceable back-up. This also means he will join another former Colt in running back, Joseph Addai.

What do you think? Should the Pats sign him? Will they?

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. He also contributes at Hoops Authority and Eight Points Nine Seconds. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.

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