Cam Clear a big part of Commanders’ passing game against Legends

Commanders tight end Cam Clear (85), cornerback Jordan Thomas (23) and linebacker Nick Temple (55) at practice Tuesday at the Alamodome. - photo by Joe Alexander
Commanders tight end Cam Clear (85), cornerback Jordan Thomas (23) and linebacker Nick Temple (55) at practice Tuesday at the Alamodome. – photo by Joe Alexander
Former Texas A&M tight end Cam Clear is an easy guy to pick out on the football field.

At 6-foot-5 and listed at 278 pounds, he is the San Antonio Commanders’ biggest pass catcher.

Coming into the AAF season, there was an image of him as a strong blocking tight end. So far he has lived up to that.

But in Sunday’s victory over the Atlanta Legends, Clear also led the Commanders in catches.

“He’s found his little niche in the offense of how to get open in the intermediate game,” Commanders quarterback Logan Woodside said. “He’s doing a great job and continues to get better every day in practice. I think he’s one of the most improved players on this team. We know how good he is blocking as a tight end. So it’s good to get him the ball and he made some shake after he caught the ball too.”

Clear finished the game with five catches for 45 yards.

“Five targets, five catches. That was great,” Commanders general manager Daryl Johnston said. “He’s such a big body. As a defense, when Cam Clear is on the field the one thing you’ve got to worry about is running on the edges. You’re kind of geared towards that. Now all of a sudden he becomes very effective running over the middle of the field.

“And those catches he had for us in the game were big because they were second-and-long situations. We had not performed well on first down. We had an incomplete on first down. We had second-and-10 and second-and-9. Cam makes the makes the catch and we’re back to third-and-1, third-and-2. So we’re right back on schedule with the chains. These were big plays during the course of the game.”

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