Browns rumors: Cleveland in on Jadevon Clowney sweepstakes
Connect with us

Browns in on Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes

Browns, Jadeveon Clowney

The Cleveland Browns are in on free agent defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Fowler notes that the Browns “got closer with Clowney than other suitors.” But that nothing came of the recent talks between the two sides. He adds that the Seattle Seahawks’ offer did not seem to pique Clowney’s interest.

Clowney entered the offseason seeking Aaron Donald or Khalil Mack level money. But it does not look like he is going to land that type of deal. As a matter of fact, the pass rusher recently lowered his asking price.

Still, it appears that there may be a bit of a disconnect between what Clowney feels he is worth and what other teams are offering. Which is why he remains unsigned this late in free agency.

The 27-year-old spent the 2019 campaign with the Seahawks. In 13 games, he registered 31 tackles, three sacks, an interception, four forced fumbles, a couple of fumble recoveries and a pair of defensive touchdowns.

Clowney missed some time during the second half of the year due to a sports hernia, an issue he repaired by undergoing core muscle surgery back in February.

The University of South Carolina product was originally selected by the Houston Texans with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent his first five seasons with the Texans, making three straight Pro Bowls between 2016 and 2018.

However, because the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on a long-term deal, Houston ultimately traded Clowney to the Seahawks just before the start of this past season.