Browns GM comments on team’s pursuit of Jadeveon Clowney
The Cleveland Browns have been listed as a team that could pursue Jadeveon Clowney in free agency due to the amount of cap space they have remaining. On Friday, Andrew Berry — the GM of the Browns — commented on Cleveland’s pursuit of Clowney.
“I’m not going to get into the habit of commenting on players that aren’t on our roster,” Berry told reporters, per Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “Jadeveon, he’s a good football player. We’re actively always looking. We’re going to be aggressive and adding talent to the roster.”
Entering free agency, Clowney was seeking a long-term deal that paid him upwards of $20 million annually. However, teams haven’t expressed any interest in giving him a contract of that magnitude.
After seeing no interest in the early portion of free agency, Clowney has reportedly lowered his asking price. As a result, the Browns are a team that’s begun keeping a close tab on Clowney’s situation.
This past season, Clowney was with the Seattle Seahawks following a trade from the Houston Texans. In his one season with the Seahawks, the former No. 1 pick tallied just three sacks. With that being said, he was dealing with a nagging core injury during the season.
Despite his disappointing production in 2019, Clowney is a coveted name in the NFL. While teams are interested in signing him, it would need to come at a reasonable price this offseason.
For the Browns, they still have around $40 million in cap space that they can allot this offseason. Even though Cleveland is a possible candidate to sign him, Berry is hesitant on commenting on anything involving Clowney.