Report: Seahawks, Texans have agreed to trade for Jadeveon Clowney
Scoopage: SEA & HOU have agreed to trade parameters re: Jadeveon Clowney contingent upon Clowney & other players involved passing physicals. Still lot of moving parts but believed Clowney, who rejected going to Miami at first, is headed for his physical with Hawks. @NFLONFOX
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 31, 2019
Clowney listed the Seahawks as one of his preferred destinations along with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Miami Dolphins were also seriously interested in his services, but Clowney did not fancy getting traded there despite meeting with Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. And now, he looks set to get his wish to head to join Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.
As for the Seahawks, they are set to pick up the premier pass rusher they desperately need after trading away Frank Clark — who had a team-high 14 sacks last season — to the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason. Defensive tackle Jarran Reed, who had 10.5 sacks last season is also suspended for the first six games of this season for violation of the league’s conduct policy.
That left Quinton Jefferson and Jacob Martin (three sacks each) as their leading sack men from last season who are still with the team.
The Seahawks were entering the season having to rely on the likes of Ezekiel Ansah, Cassius Marsh, and first-round rookie L.J. Collier as their primary pass rushers. But Clowney’s imminent arrival should provide a major boost to that Seahawks defense.
Clowney is coming off another strong season for the Texans last year as he had 9.0 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and 21 QB hits in 15 games. He has made the Pro Bowl in each of the past three seasons and has registered 24.5 sacks during that time.