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Clark inactive for Sunday night game

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Quarterback Caleb Hanie, safety Major Wright (hamstring), cornerback Joshua Moore, running back Kahlil Bell, tackle Chris Williams (hamstring), tight end Desmond Clark, defensive end Corey Wootton and defensive tackle Marcus Harrison were inactive.

The biggest surprise, of course, is Clark, who was active for the first three games. The veteran tight end was moved to h-back in Mike Martz's offense and may have played more snaps than any other Bears players during the preseason but has been used more sparingly during the regular season. Clark caught 19 catches for 145 yards last season. His only catch in the first three games was a 12-yard reception against the Packers. He also failed to hand onto a Jay Cutler pass thrown behind him on fourth-and-goal from the 1 late in the third quarter of the Bears 20-17 win on Monday night.

It would not have been an easy catch, but Clark would likely admit that it's one that he should have had. Whether it had anything to do with him being active for Sunday night's game is speculation at this point, but considering dropped passes are believed to have been a factor in Devin Aromashodu being benched against the Cowboys and made inactive against the Packers, it's possible.

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Clark is a stand up team player and the Bears should do what ever they can to trade him. He is older but could still get some good playing time and help out another team. I hope the JA will do him right.

Here's a reason to put Des Clark in--he's the only Bears TE who can BLOCK.

Here's a reason to put Des Clark in--he's the ONLY Bears TE who can block.

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