What did Colts TE Dallas Clark do on his last free Sunday before training camp? He waved the green flag to start the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“Being a NASCAR fan, it is an honor to be grand marshal for the Brickyard 400,” Clark said. “We were at training camp for so many years prior to this, so it will be my first opportunity to see a race at the Brickyard. I am really excited.”
Just before his big moment, Clark told The Indianapolis Star that he couldn’t believe where he was.
“I’m still waiting for someone to tell me that they asked the wrong person, and I have to give my credentials back,” Clark said. “But right now, we’re getting close to the start, and I haven’t gotten kicked out yet.”
True to his word, Clark didn’t want to leave the flagstand after the race started.
In other news from around the league:
- Saints RB Pierre Thomas told the Southtown Star that he’s ready for camp, saying, “There is always someone out there who is hungry, so my thoughts are that I can’t give my job up … The room for error is very small. I have to be worried about getting fired any day, at any time.” Thomas signed his one-year tender in June but reportedly is working with the team on a longer deal.
- Jabar Gaffney has never led his team in catches or receiving yards. But with the departure of Brandon Marshall, Gaffney’s ready to be the Broncos’ go-to guy, says Jeff Legwold of The Denver Post.
- Rams DB Bradley Fletcher is ready to take the field after tearing two ligaments in his right knee in October, tweeted his agent, Nate Haber.