We’re midway through June and Jadeveon Clowney remains a free agent.
The former Seattle Seahawks pass rusher has already turned down a hefty offer to join No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett, Olivier Vernon, and Adrian Clayborn at defensive end on the Cleveland Browns, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Now, more details of the Browns reported offer have come to fruition, as well as a possible one-year deal involving the Seattle Seahawks.
My understanding is the Seahawks have been in the range of $15 million on a one-year deal for Jadeveon Clowney. The Seahawks have been led to believe the Browns offered 18 (million) and he has yet to take that. I don't know what he wants. With him, it comes down to getting a number that he's happy with. -- NFL insider Mike Florio told 106.7 The Fan
Another team to keep your eyes on is the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have been another team in the mix to acquire Clowney’s services, and it appears Tennessee offensive lineman Taylor Lewan wouldn’t be opposed.
The 27-year-old was seeking a deal averaging $21 million per season at the start of free agency. He dropped his asking price to around $17 million to $18 million per season in April, as reported by ESPN's Dianna Russini. Per OverTheCap, the Seahawks currently have just shy of $14 million in cap space left in the bank.
Clowney made $15 million in 2019 when he was traded by the Houston Texans to the Seahawks. The Texans paid $7 million of Clowney's contract for this season, while the Seahawks picked up the remaining $8 million of the deal.
In 13 games with Seattle, the three-time Pro Bowler registered 21 tackles, three sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception for a touchdown.
The Seahawks have not shut the door on a Clowney reunion in 2020. But with the amount of money the free-agent defensive end has been seeking, it might be Seattle’s time to bow out.
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