Aug 13, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll following a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks added veteran linebacker/defensive end Frank Clark to their roster this week, and even though he just joined the team it sounds like he could be in line to play this week, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

During his press conference this week, Pete Carroll announced that there is a chance that Frank Clark could play right away for the team, citing his familiarity with the same type of scheme.

“He knows exactly the position that we’re asking him to play that we think the transition to fit into the spot, playing the outside ‘backer spot and rushing the 4-3 stuff, just fits naturally,” Carroll said of Clark. “His experience is important with such a young group of guys that he’s with now, so I’m hoping that will all fit together well.”

But more than just his familiarity with the defensive scheme, Clark also has familiarity with the Seattle Seahawks in general, playing the first four seasons of his career in Seattle.

“Frank grew up with us,” Carroll said. “It was a good process to see him come into the league and come in to being a young man and we had him for a lot of years there. It’s rewarding, he goes and wins a world championship at a place and has a lot of success and does good stuff and then we get a chance to get him on the other end his career to see if he can come help us out some. It’s a good thing, it’s a really positive thing.”

We’ll have to see what kind of impact he brings to the team this week.

[Pro Football Talk]