Mentoring his replacement

Desmond Clark takes backseat to fellow TE Greg Olsen

Originally Published: August 14, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Desmond Clark has a pretty good life. That's what he told himself. Adorable twin daughters who fluttered around him the other day after practice like two little butterflies. Another beautiful stepdaughter and wife. And an NFL career that has taken him through 10 seasons as one of the more dependable tight ends in the game and, for the past six, one of the best in Bears franchise history.

So when he was informed rather matter-of-factly in March that, after his 67 straight ...

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