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Report: Clowney to reunite with Vrabel on Titans

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Jadeveon Clowney is heading back to the AFC.

The free-agent defensive end is expected to sign with the Tennessee Titans, ESPN's Dianna Russini reported Saturday.

Clowney will reunite with Titans head coach Mike Vrabel, who worked with the three-time Pro Bowler for four seasons in Houston as the Texans' linebackers coach and defensive coordinator.

There was some speculation the New England Patriots could pursue Clowney after losing several defensive playmakers to free agency (Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, Elandon Roberts) or opt-outs (Dont'a Hightower, Patrick Chung) this offseason.

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The 27-year-old made $7 million in 2019 for the Seattle Seahawks, though, so perhaps the Patriots didn't want to pay up for the game-changing pass-rusher.

Clowney joins a strong Titans team that ousted the Patriots out of the 2019 postseason en route to the AFC Championship Game and are expected to be playoff contenders again in 2020.