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Jadeveon Clowney says he got the ‘big end of the stick’ in trade to Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney opened up about his trade from the Houston Texans after Seattle knocked off the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. He revealed that he didn’t want to risk during injury during the preseason and was planning on playing out his season with the Texans.

Clowney said it was right before the season when Texans coach Bill O’Brien told him to come into the office, sign his tender, and the team would ship him off to the Miami Dolphins. Clowney declined the offer because he didn’t want to play for a tanking team.

The Texans switched gears, working out a trade with the Seahawks. He signed the tender. Clowney is elated with how everything has worked out and thinks he won the deal. Via Mike Silver of NFL Media: 

“People say, ‘He was trying to leave.’ That’s a lie. I didn’t ask them to trade me. I didn’t even ask them to pay me any more. I just wanted to play one last year with my teammates. But hey, it’s part of the business. It was a business move, and I got the short end of the stick at the time. Now? It looks like I got the big end of the stick.”

Clowney has been a positive addition to the Seahawks as he has acted as a headache for opposing offensive lines. The Seahawks currently have a 10-2 record, launching them to first place in the NFC West (own tiebreaker). If the Seahawks are going to make a deep run,  Clowney is going to be a big reason why.