The rumor mill is firing on all cylinders again when it comes to Jadeveon Clowney. For a while now it has been known that the Houston Texans and their star pass rusher don't see eye-to-eye on a contract. Due to that, it's felt like Clowney's time with the Texans was coming to an end.

However, trade talks have been fluctuating. They've gotten extremely hot just to cool down again on multiple occasion. Things have never been hotter than they are now though.

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Although it didn't seem like it would happen at first, it's starting to look like the Miami Dolphins could actually pull it off and get Clowney. They definitely believe so at least.

According to Armando Salguero and Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins believe they're the favorites to land Jadeveon Clowney.

“The Miami Dolphins have re-engaged with the Houston Texans to explore the possibility of making a trade that would bring Jadeveon Clowney to Miami, and consider themselves the leader in the sweepstakes to land the pass rusher.

The Dolphins recently visited with Clowney, who met multiple persons within the organization as part of a recruiting effort of sorts to get the player to accept a trade to Miami. Part of this effort included a meeting with coach Brian Flores.

The effort, by the way, was necessary because sources say Clowney was at least initially not in love with the idea of coming to Miami. The Dolphins believe that has changed to some degree.”

This is interesting because not that long ago, many believed the Dolphins didn't have much of a chance at getting Clowney. It seemed like he wasn't interested in going to South Beach and that was essentially taking them out of the race. Clearly something has changed.

Jadeveon Clowney is seen as one of the hottest assets at the moment. In the last two years he's shown great ability to disrupt plays, but he's still young enough that many believe he hasn't even reached his full potential.

Due to that, it will be interesting to see what teams have to give up for his services and what the Houston Texans are asking for.

Whatever it is, it appears the Miami Dolphins are willing to pay, and they consider themselves to be right at the top of the list.