The Seattle Seahawks swung a trade with the Houston Texans for pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney late last week, but according to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, the Seahawks initially tried to acquire Clowney before the draft.

However, at that time, Seattle was trying to get contract extensions done for Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner, so it was kind of busy on that front and was still figuring out how much of its money was going to be tied up long term.

Additionally, the price for Clowney was a bit higher than the Seahawks were willing to pay back then.

Ultimately, Seattle ended up sending linebackers Jacob Martin and Barkevious Mingo along with a third-round draft pick for Clowney this past Saturday.

Clowney is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 15 games and registered 47 tackles, nine sacks, a forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, and a defensive touchdown, en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of South Carolina, was originally selected by the Texans with the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He appeared in just four contests during his rookie year due to injury, and the following season, he was disappointing, totaling just 40 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

It wasn't until his third year that Clowney began to show signs of life, as he recorded 52 tackles and six sacks to make his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2016. He then followed that up by having the best season of his career in 2017, racking up 59 tackles and 9.5 sacks while earning another Pro Bowl selection.