Rumor: Browns’ current level of interest on Jadeveon Clowney, revealed
Could the Cleveland Browns still be in the Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes despite their initial failed attempt? Well, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the team has not given up on their pursuit of the star defensive end.
The Browns have also been big players in the Clowney sweepstakes this offseason, and they haven’t given up on the idea of landing him, sources tell cleveland.com. This is despite a report last month by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Clowney turned his nose up at Cleveland’s offer despite the fact it was higher than anyone else’s. Clowney originally wanted about $20 million a year, and then reduced that to about $17 million or $18 million, according to ESPN’s Diana Russini. He’s apparently still hoping for that blockbuster deal.
In spite of his reluctance to go to Cleveland, it doesn’t appear as though the Browns are giving up on Clowney.
According to Cabot’s report, what helps the Browns and what keeps them engaged in the idea of signing Jadeveon Clowney is the lack of other options for him in the market. The other two teams who have expressed interest in him were only the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans — both seem to be at a standstill with whether they want to offer a contract.
With time running out, Cleveland may have a powerful pass rusher fall into their laps, whether he likes it or not.