Reports: Miami interested in Jadeveon Clowney, who prefers Seahawks or Eagles

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The Texans can’t trade pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney until he signs his franchise tender. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Saturday night “the ball’s in his court.”

Clowney recently fired his agent, so maybe the ball will start rolling.

The question is: Where?

The Texans seem intent on moving Clowney, but no team can sign him to an extension until after the regular season ends, complicating things.

The Dolphins are “very interested” in a trade for Clowney, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Texans presumably would want Laremy Tunsil, and a report three days ago said the Dolphins were telling other teams the offensive tackle isn’t going anywhere.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL, Clowney already has met in person with Dolphins coach Brian Flores and members of the front office.

Clowney prefers to play for the Seahawks or the Eagles, per Wilson, and as an unsigned player, Clowney could chose to continue holding out rather than go to a team not of his liking.

So stay tuned to the continuing saga of Jadeveon Clowney.

102 responses to “Reports: Miami interested in Jadeveon Clowney, who prefers Seahawks or Eagles

  1. If the Dolphins trade Laremy Tunsil (who’s a way better player than Clowney) I will never watch another game and burn all the memorablia in my man cave.

  2. sameer1138 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Considering JJ Watt’s injury history, you’d think they’d want to keep Clowney around…

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    All Clowney does is get injured

  3. No trade for the Dolphins’ only quality OL. The Texans are weak in the secondary, but they’ll want quality, I would trade Jones for Clowney.

  4. If the contract is similar for all 3 teams, then I can’t see why anyone would want to go to a team projected to win anywhere from 3 to 6 games this year. But they do have South Beach and no state tax, so there’s that…

  5. Anyone who signs to play in Miami is in for the money. Obviously Clowney won’t sign unless he gets a new contract. Dolphins need to sell the team, release the expatriot coaches, and build through the draft and role players. But if this dies happen, at least the Dolphins will have 2 defensive players that are good in madden 20.

  6. Apparently they didn’t learn their lesson with Suh.
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    It’s no big mystery as to why the Dolphins haven’t won a Super Bowl since Nixon was president. They’re just not very good at this…….

  7. chrisg5988 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:44 pm
    sameer1138 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Considering JJ Watt’s injury history, you’d think they’d want to keep Clowney around…

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    All Clowney does is get injured
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    For the millionth time, he’s played 61 out of 67 games since his rookie season injury. 2 of those missed games were meaningless end of season sit downs.

    I’d love Houston to keep him.

  8. haha please trade Tunsil for clowney, waste his talent in Miami so he can walk next year then be out of a starting LT too to protect the #1 pick in 2020 draft. Even if he agrees to long term deal they are 3-4 years away from competing which by that time he will want more guaranteed money.

  9. blkandgld4eva says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:53 pm
    If the contract is similar for all 3 teams, then I can’t see why anyone would want to go to a team projected to win anywhere from 3 to 6 games this year. But they do have South Beach and no state tax, so there’s that…
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    No state tax would apply to the home games in Miami. Anytime he plays on the road in a high tax state (Like NY or Boston) he pays the income tax rate in those states.
    For the sake of taxes he would be better off in Seattle.

  10. Its interesting that the draft is set up to reward a team after a bad season. Now you fast forward 3-4 years and if they’re a top 10 pick and aren’t a bust they want WAY too much and are traded to a better team before their next contract. Anyone else see a pattern??

    Mark Cuban might be right.

  11. “He’s going to whatever team he can have a back-door, hush-hush deal in place to get the most money next offseason.”

    Sure they can have a verbal agreement in place, but they can’t have any signed contract and nothing forces the team or player to honor such an agreement, so it would effectively be worthless.

  12. chrisg5988 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:42 pm
    If the Dolphins trade Laremy Tunsil (who’s a way better player than Clowney) I will never watch another game and burn all the memorablia in my man cave.

    I fully support chrisg5988 doing this.

  13. sameer1138 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Considering JJ Watt’s injury history, you’d think they’d want to keep Clowney around…

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    They obviously do want to keep him, but he won’t sign his franchise tag

  14. ktoast says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    why would he want to play for the second place Eagles every year?

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    You mean the team with HFA throughout the playoffs that won the SB the season before last? That second place team?

  15. He is hurting himself by being so flaky. Once the July 15th deadline passed he knew (or should have known) that he has to work for the tag money. So he has no leverage. He is only holding out on himself.

  16. Philly doesn’t need him. With Graham and first round pick Barnett entrenched as their starters. We’re good. Not to mention he’s overrated. His run defense is strong but sack #’s are modest. Buyer beware.

  17. I thought the Dolphins wanted to build through the draft…not blow their salary cap again! Clowney hasn’t been that great…no way they trade Tunsil or a 1st rounder. No way!!

  18. Do believe what you read, note this is coming from a Houston beat writer…. Nothing from Miami add to which they have stated that LT is not available in a trade of any sort. And any GM of any worth would not touch JC because they can’t ink an extension until next year,thus he will play on the franchise tag this year and basically be a free agent the following year, with no guarantees he would sign. Thus, you would be giving up a Pro-Bowl left tackle for a 1 year rental…… Not even the Dolphins would be foolish to do something like that….. This is a click-bait article….. Reader beware!!!!!!

  19. LOL!

    “I prefer to go to a perceptionally “fun” loose, and undisciplined team as opposed to that of a coach from a winning organization because I like to be lazy and underachieve.”

    This is exactly why he’s been an all time great #1 overall pick bust. The most middling of middling DEs. He can’t hold Trey Flowers’s jock.

  20. ktoast says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:50 pm
    why would he want to play for the second place Eagles every year?

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    Well considering the Eagles won the Superbowl just 2 years ago (that doesnt seem like 2nd place) and they are likely going to win the division this year… I suggest you just stop making yourself look foolish.

  21. Remember when he catapulted his draft stock by running *unblocked* into a RB? I could’ve made that tackle.

  22. Hey, who doesn’t want to go work for Team Trump? Plus free guest passes to Mar-A-Lago.

  23. bnwpnw says:
    August 27, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Hey, who doesn’t want to go work for Team Trump? Plus free guest passes to Mar-A-Lago.
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    Epstein…..is that you?

  24. I can’t picture the Eagles wanting Clowney, they already have 5 pretty good DE’s plus this kid they drafted in the 4th round. They are deep at DE, and that would basically flush that 4th round pick this year, plus Clowney is not a culture fit for the locker room and would cost a ton of money they could use to extend home grown talent.

    The Draft is very deep at DE next year as well.

    I think Houston would love if the Eagles wanted him, because we are deep really deep at OL, WR, and RB which is what they need but ………..I say pass.

  25. The Seahawks don’t really need him, and for the first time in years, they might just have a good O-Line to protect Russell. The Seahawks LT came from the Texans over his contract, so you know that trade is not going to happen. Seahawks aren’t deep enough to trade anyone other lineman.

    However, as we’ve discussed on the Seahawks boards, we do have a 1st round RB named Penny who most of us would have no issue trading away. One middling RB for a one-year OK DE… sounds about right.

    Anything else, NO!!!!

    js

  26. Clowney can be a real force in a game if he wants to. The little we saw of Watt in the preseason he looks back to his old self and with Mercilus the DL still can make plays and the Texans aren’t going to give Clowney the big contract he wants so a trade partner for an O lineman makes sense…

  27. Clowney to the Hawks for a second and a 5th. Might see a RB or Safety included with the swap. JC playing a wide 9/Leo for 14 sacks 15TFL sounds nice

  28. Of course he prefers a playoff caliber team to a team that doesn’t even know who the QB will be and has only beaten the Texans ONCE, in 2015 (46-24 or something). and if Miami trades Laremy Tunsil, their only good OL to the Texans, then they will REALLY SUCK!

  29. blkandgld4eva says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:53 pm
    If the contract is similar for all 3 teams, then I can’t see why anyone would want to go to a team projected to win anywhere from 3 to 6 games this year. But they do have South Beach and no state tax, so there’s that…
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    He’s tagged (but hasn’t signed it yet). The contract is exactly the same for all 3. The issue is what is the value of a 1 year rental? I would trade Jones (who they are looking to dump anyway) for him and if he walks next year, so be it. No way should Tunsil even be discussed

  30. Why would Seattle give the big money contract to an outsider after they let Frank Clark walk?

  31. Winning teams with good front offices usually aren’t interested in guys like Clowney. Winning teams usually want winners, and Clowney doesn’t have winning as a high priority. Welcome to Miami!

  32. He’s going to a team that has a high-quality offensive lineman to trade.

    ……

    So I guess that leaves Seattle out of it……I guess the eagles would do, but they already have high priced d-linemen….I guess Miami it is.

  33. matth3w420 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    We have enough clowns in Miami. Go eat up someone else’s payroll.
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    Please tell me what makes him a clown? He’s been one of the best players in football, not a problem child off the field and wants the best financial deal he can get which he, you and I are entitled to try for. Everything he’s doing right now is within the confines of the CBA so please tell me what makes him a clown?

  34. If the Seahawks land Clowney you’re looking at LOB 2.0. Clowney, Ansah, Jarran Reed, LJ Collier, Poona Ford backed by the best LBs in football… forget it.

  35. Gordon Andrews says:
    August 27, 2019 at 7:19 pm
    He’s going to a team that has a high-quality offensive lineman to trade.

    So I guess that leaves Seattle out of it……I guess the eagles would do, but they already have high priced d-linemen….I guess Miami it is.
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    Seahawks led the NFL in rushing last year, just FYI…

  36. hager0cb says:
    Why would Seattle give the big money contract to an outsider after they let Frank Clark walk?
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    Clark had character issues in his past. They decided not to risk $105 million (or more) on a guy with character issues, so they took a 1 and a 2 and drafted LJ Collier

  37. palatypus says:
    August 27, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    Eagles picks in 2020: 1,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,7
    Seahawks picks in 2020: 1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,6,7,7

    ********
    And since you asked here are the Patriots, here’s a list of their 2020 picks at the moment, though since I clipped this from another source, it could be off a pick or two:

    First round
    Second round
    Third round
    Third round (projected compensatory)
    Third round (projected compensatory)
    Fourth round
    Fourth round pick (via Chicago Bears)
    Sixth round
    Sixth round (projected compensatory)
    Sixth round (projected compensatory)
    Seventh round
    Seventh round (via Philadelphia Eagles)
    Seventh round (via Atlanta Falcons)
    Seventh round (via Seattle Seahawks)

    Yes, that’s 14 picks.

  38. The Poster Formerly Known as Seahawk Boy Mike says:
    August 27, 2019 at 8:51 pm
    Gordon Andrews says:
    August 27, 2019 at 7:19 pm
    He’s going to a team that has a high-quality offensive lineman to trade.

    So I guess that leaves Seattle out of it……I guess the eagles would do, but they already have high priced d-linemen….I guess Miami it is.
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    Seahawks led the NFL in rushing last year, just FYI…

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    Yeah, and their o-line is middle of the pack or worse in most offensive line rankings over the last three years, genius.

    The Seahawks are neither stacked at o-line or stupid. They are, however, stacked with picks, as are the Eagles. And the Eagles have the added advantage of being stacked with RBs, which the Texans need. It’s likelier that something happens with Philly than with Seattle.

    But I don’t think Howie rocks the boat. The Eagles don’t need this as badly as the Texans do.

  39. WOW!!! What happened to, “WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS THE RIGHT WAY???” That’s the reason why we stay chasing our tail…

  40. “I prefer to go to a perceptionally “fun” loose, and undisciplined team as opposed to that of a coach from a winning organization because I like to be lazy and underachieve.”

    Wait, are you talking about the Seahawks because the Seahawks are right below the Patriots in terms of winning and winning coaches.

    Don’t misunderstand Pete Carroll and the system they run up here in Seattle. It’s loose and fun atmosphere where guys are allowed to be themselves but only if they put the team first… Players are expected to achieve their goals and perform up to par or you’re out the door.

    On one hand I have a hard time seeing Seattle wanting to pay 20 million to an outsider if they didn’t want to pay Frank Clark that.

    On the other hand if they can get him signed for something lower than that in a prove it deal like the one Cliff Avril signed I could see it happening and if that happens, everyone in the Seattle organization might be very happy this year.

  41. The Seahawks would trade a quality backup QB named Paxton or Smith for his one year of services & a chance to extend him if he can perform/remain healthy this season. I just don’t see it happening unless he insists on playing for the Seahawks.

  42. penny-pinching mode, aka Seattle, is not likely to trade for Clowney. The Eagles also has salary cap issues, so it is unlikely they will trade for him either.

  43. As a Phin fan disgusted with Davie going on 2 decades, only something like this could come from them. After all the talk of rebuild and taking lumps now, to build for year 2 and 3, only to see a big contract on a player who is not a game changer.

    Just foolish.

  44. jshawaii22 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 5:28 pm
    The Seahawks don’t really need him, and for the first time in years, they might just have a good O-Line to protect Russell. The Seahawks LT came from the Texans over his contract, so you know that trade is not going to happen. Seahawks aren’t deep enough to trade anyone other lineman.

    However, as we’ve discussed on the Seahawks boards, we do have a 1st round RB named Penny who most of us would have no issue trading away. One middling RB for a one-year OK DE… sounds about right.

    Anything else, NO!!!!

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    Where are these good OL men SEA has that you speak of? They looked decent against a bunch of Charger backups, when the season kicks off and they have to block actual NFL players it’ll be the same old story. SEA has one good linemen , Duane Brown. SEA picked up ARI’s trash in the off-season signing Mike Iupati, who’s body is breaking down and is extremely injury prone and can no longer play. He’s gotten hurt everytime he’s stepped on SEA”s practice field this off-season and is hurt right now, good luck with that. Justin Britt was one of the worst centers in the league last season, DJ Fluker was one of the worst OG’s in the NFL last season ranking 76 of 77 OG’s and is as injury prone as Iupati. Ifedi ranked as one of the worst RT’s in the NFL last season ranking 71 of 76 OT’s and can not pass block. That’s SEA’s starting OL, and their backup OG’s aren’t NFL Quality players. Good luck with that great OL of your’s in SEA.

  45. hawkkiller says:
    August 28, 2019 at 5:05 am
    jshawaii22 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 5:28 pm
    The Seahawks don’t really need him, and for the first time in years, they might just have a good O-Line to protect Russell. The Seahawks LT came from the Texans over his contract, so you know that trade is not going to happen. Seahawks aren’t deep enough to trade anyone other lineman.

    However, as we’ve discussed on the Seahawks boards, we do have a 1st round RB named Penny who most of us would have no issue trading away. One middling RB for a one-year OK DE… sounds about right.

    Anything else, NO!!!!

    ====================================

    Where are these good OL men SEA has that you speak of? They looked decent against a bunch of Charger backups, when the season kicks off and they have to block actual NFL players it’ll be the same old story. SEA has one good linemen , Duane Brown. SEA picked up ARI’s trash in the off-season signing Mike Iupati, who’s body is breaking down and is extremely injury prone and can no longer play. He’s gotten hurt everytime he’s stepped on SEA”s practice field this off-season and is hurt right now, good luck with that. Justin Britt was one of the worst centers in the league last season, DJ Fluker was one of the worst OG’s in the NFL last season ranking 76 of 77 OG’s and is as injury prone as Iupati. Ifedi ranked as one of the worst RT’s in the NFL last season ranking 71 of 76 OT’s and can not pass block. That’s SEA’s starting OL, and their backup OG’s aren’t NFL Quality players. Good luck with that great OL of your’s in SEA.
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    The original poster said only “for the first time in years, they might just have a good O-Line to protect Russell,” and even said they aren’t deep enough to trade any other o-linemen. So how you used that to do your usual copy/paste PFF rankings rant is beyond me.

    Also…the Seahawks led the league in rushing yards last year. Yes the ran the ball more than anyone but Baltimore, but teams knew that is their game plan and yet that putrid line you love to hate on held it together enough to allow for that to happen as well as for Russ to throw 35 TDs.

    No one is claiming the Hawks’ oline is anywhere near what it was in the days of Jones/Hutchinson, but it also isn’t the collection of 4-5 turnstyles it was just a few seasons ago.

  46. “WOW!!! What happened to, “WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS THE RIGHT WAY???” That’s the reason why we stay chasing our tail…”

    Honestly, I have yet to see a single Dolphins fan who supports trading Tunsil for Clowney. I’m not changing teams. I’m a Dolphins fan through thick and thinnest, but these foolish personnel decisions have got to stop.

    If the Dolphins do trade for Clowney, please let it be Stills. We don’t need his cancerous politics and we’re deep at WR anyway.

  47. @sameer1138 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    Considering JJ Watt’s injury history, you’d think they’d want to keep Clowney around…
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    I think you meant considering Clowney’s injury history and frequently going MIA for several series, they’d want to let him go.

  48. soxpatsceltsbruins says:
    August 27, 2019 at 9:22 pm
    palatypus says:
    August 27, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    Eagles picks in 2020: 1,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,7
    Seahawks picks in 2020: 1,2,2,3,3,4,4,5,6,7,7

    ********
    And since you asked here are the Patriots, here’s a list of their 2020 picks at the moment, though since I clipped this from another source, it could be off a pick or two:

    First round
    Second round
    Third round
    Third round (projected compensatory)
    Third round (projected compensatory)
    Fourth round
    Fourth round pick (via Chicago Bears)
    Sixth round
    Sixth round (projected compensatory)
    Sixth round (projected compensatory)
    Seventh round
    Seventh round (via Philadelphia Eagles)
    Seventh round (via Atlanta Falcons)
    Seventh round (via Seattle Seahawks)

    Yes, that’s 14 picks.

    ***************

    2020 Cap Space.

    Patriots: $15,064,430
    Eagles: $18,708,531
    Seahawks: $20,101,498

    Jadeveon Clowney under the franchise tag costs $15,967,200 as a linebacker or $17.1 million as a defensive end. I’ve seen enough of Chase Winovich to think the Pats are not going to break the bank for Clowney.

    Seattle on the other hand can clear $4.1 million just by cutting (or less likely trading) Barkevious Mingo. I think Shaqueem Griffin is essentially the same player and he costs only $649,405.

    Philadelphia would no doubt be sending players and I just don’t think that’s going to happen.

    Also 2020 is the end of the collective bargaining agreement, so lots of teams want to get young cheap players under contract.

  49. it is funny how many people hate on Clowney.. until he is wearing their jersey and making plays for their squad. I hope the Texans let him go.. trade him to a team in the NFC for sure. Just get him out of the AFC.. he does so much for that Defense. They are trying to play with the guy, get the best bargain they can.. well so is he. This is all business on both ends. We will see who breaks first.

  50. Browns should’ve held onto Duke a bit longer… And made him part of a deal for Clowney. Still could deal I suppose, they have cap space. But I wouldn’t give up more than a 2nd and 4th pick package… Dorsey has to be drooling and kicking himself at night. Browns should make this 1 year deal and just rotate in the most ridiculous DL assassins in NFL history.

    Gotta think those picks aren’t making the 53roster now any Dorsey.

  51. tylawspick6 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 5:01 pm
    LOL!

    “I prefer to go to a perceptionally “fun” loose, and undisciplined team as opposed to that of a coach from a winning organization because I like to be lazy and underachieve.”

    This is exactly why he’s been an all time great #1 overall pick bust. The most middling of middling DEs. He can’t hold Trey Flowers’s jock.

    ——–

    And if the Patriots sign him you will be calling him an “All-Pro”

  52. Who cares where he wants to go. His highlight reels are very dated at this point. He should be happy he isn’t working the drive through.

  53. I think the Dolphins are trading RB Kenyan Drake for Clowney. Plus a draft pick like a 3rd rounder or later. The deal is now waiting on Clowney to sign the tag, if he will go to Miami. I think the deal gets done…

  54. it’s not the seahawks MO to trade for a player like him. pc and js have only done it twice, one was percy harvin, one was jimmy graham, neither worked out too well.

  55. Clown has watt & mercilus in Houston to make him better, he would have Charles Harris in Miami lol , would be another dumb move by Miami if the trade for a clownfish.

  56. The Dolphins need to stop begging for players who don`t want to be bothered with them! Let go of this foolishness with Clowney and talk to the Redskins about Williams; our team does not need Clowney, we need help on that cowardly and incompetent offensive line!

  57. againstthegrain206 says:
    August 27, 2019 at 10:48 pm
    Don’t do it Hawks. Seems like it takes a lot to motivate this guy.

    ***********

    I don’t see the Hawks doing this at all. Not after getting burned in the Sheldon Richardson trade a couple years back.

  58. dvdheg says:
    August 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm
    it’s not the seahawks MO to trade for a player like him. pc and js have only done it twice, one was percy harvin, one was jimmy graham, neither worked out too well.

    *******

    They did it three times, but I put the Harvin and Graham acquisitions on Darrell Bevell more than I do on Schneider; Bevell was the one really pushing for them. But Pete and John gave up a 2nd rounder and Jermaine Kearse to the Jets for Sheldon Richardson, which certainly didn’t work out too well for us.

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