Count Raiders out on Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney remains available in free agency and there have been multiple teams linked to having interest in signing him. According to ESPN’s Diana Russini, the Las Vegas Raiders are not among those seeking his services this offseason.
For those keeping track, I was told the Raiders are not in the Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 7, 2020
After failing to receive the contract he desired early in free agency, Clowney is still searching for a new team. Of course, the Seattle Seahawks would be amenable to bringing back Clowney, but only for the right price. Given that he wants more than Seattle is willing to pay, it’s unlikely that he rejoins the Seahawks.
On the other hand, the Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans have been linked as possible landing spots for Clowney. As for the Raiders, they’ve never been involved in the so-called sweepstakes for the former No. 1 pick.
Still, Russini is just making it clear to those interested in linking the two that the Raiders aren’t interested in Clowney. Over the past few seasons, Las Vegas has made a concerted effort to improve their pass rush after shipping Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears.
Altogether, they’ve used draft picks on Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby since 2019. In addition, they’ve signed Carl Nassib and Maliek Collins in free agency in hopes to bolster their pass-rushing unit.
Following their active offseason this year, the Raiders currently have just $8.5 million in cap space remaining, per OverTheCap. Provided that, Las Vegas would need to make some roster moves before they could even afford Clowney. With that in mind, the Raiders aren’t going to pursue Clowney this offseason.