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Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney’s extension will likely be around five years, $110 million

Jadeveon Clowney, Texans

Whether the Houston Texans trade edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney or not, he’s going to get paid in 2020. Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson believes he’ll get a five-year $110 million contract; which is $5.5 million more than the Kansas City Chiefs gave Frank Clark and $5 more than Demarcus Lawrence got from the Dallas Cowboys. Of course, that can’t happen until 2020, no matter the team.

The Texans gave Clowney the franchise tag to kick off their 2019 offseason; with expectations to sign a long-term deal. But, the deadline to do so passed (July 15th). In response, Clowney has not yet attended training camp, nor has he signed the franchise tag contract. Doing so gives Houston little leverage in forcing him to come back. As without a deal, they can’t fine him to force him into training camp.

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien doesn’t know when he’ll be back wearing red and blue, as he said yesterday on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” via NFL.com,

“I don’t know. I really don’t [on when Clowney will report]. I know he’s working hard. He’s out there working out, he’s in shape. He’s doing everything he needs to do to be ready to play. But ultimately that’s up to him. When he wants to show up, he’ll show up, and he’ll be ready to go. He’s a professional. When that happens, we’ll move forward with that. But I have no idea when he’ll be here. I can’t predict that.”

In 2018, the 26-year-old Clowney went to his third-straight Pro-Bowl. On the year, he posted 47 total tackles, nine sacks, 16 tackles for loss, and 21 quarterback hits.