Michael Thomas wants Jadeveon Clowney with Saints
One of the biggest names remaining in the free-agent market is former Seattle Seahawk defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas believes in the veteran’s capabilities to contribute and wants his team to join in the Clowney sweepstakes before training camp gets in full swing.
The 2019 NFL Offensive Player of the Year voiced his sentiment on Twitter:
Clowney to New Orleans or I don’t want to hear it 🖤⚜️
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) July 25, 2020
Thomas went off on social media after hearing the recent relocation of former New York Jets safety Jamal Adams to Seattle. The Seahawks adding another major defensive piece in Adams is indicative of the team potentially moving on from Clowney already.
The three-time Pro Bowler is coming off a sports hernia injury and was limited in his ability to take team physicals because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Many teams were not willing to take a bet on the veteran until they get to personally see his condition. He was rumored to be linked to the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, and the Philadelphia Eagles but no deal came to fruition.
Clowney to New Orleans will only be possible if the player is willing to trim down his asking price to a much lower tag. He was last reported to be asking for a $17 million paycheck which is exceedingly beyond the Saints’ $8 million remaining team cap space.
The 2014 top overall pick registered 21 solo tackles, 3 sacks, and 4 forced fumbles in 13 games played for the Seattle Seahawks last season. He is still very much a serviceable defensive piece to any team that he will land into.
All sights are currently set on Clowney as he has yet to sign with a team just a few days before the 2020 training camps start.