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Titans ‘continue to monitor’ Jadeveon Clowney situation

The Tennessee Titans might still be in the market for free agent edge-rusher Jadeveon Clowney.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the Titans “continue to monitor” Clowney’s situation, but also added most teams are “waiting for the price to go down.”

Clowney began the offseason looking for a deal north of $20 million in annual average value (AAV), but eventually dropped those demands to around $17 million. But it would seem a number of teams are still hesitant to meet that number.

As Pelissero also stated, teams around the league would ideally like to administer a physical prior to signing Clowney to a lucrative deal. Obviously, that is not realistic given travel limitations during the coronavirus pandemic.

At the same time, Clowney seems content on waiting things out. He turned down an offer from the Cleveland Browns and has also declined multiple offers from the Seattle Seahawks.

The Titans could certainly pounce at the opportunity to land Clowney. Tennessee signed former Atlanta Falcons edge-rusher Vic Beasley Jr., but they also traded away Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey.

Titans general manager Jon Robinson has been fairly stoic in terms of the team’s pursuit of Clowney.

Prior to the draft, Robinson said Tennessee’s selections might determine whether or not they would look into signing the former South Carolina star. They subsequently added just one player to the front seven in former NC State defensive tackle Larrell Murchison.

The Titans do not have as much cap space as the likes of the Browns, but they are fresh off a sensational run to the AFC Championship game.

Tennessee might feel Clowney’s ability to set the edge can help make the difference for a defense that ranked 16th in total DVOA last year.