Report: Jadeveon Clowney doesn’t want to play for Dolphins

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The Texans may or may not have a deal with the Dolphins to send Jadeveon Clowney to Miami. It doesn’t matter.

As Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Saturday and reiterated Friday: The ball’s in Clowney’s court.

Houston cannot trade Clowney until he signs his franchise tender, and it doesn’t appear he will sign it if it means a trade to Miami.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Clowney “remains adamant he doesn’t want to play for the Miami Dolphins regardless of the trade discussions between Texans and Dolphins.”

Clowney has met with the Dolphins’ brass, who apparently didn’t have much luck in convincing Clowney to join them.

Clowney reportedly was ready to show up after the third preseason game and sign his franchise tender until he got wind of the Texans’ intent to trade him.

By not reporting, Clowney has a say in where he goes, and he reportedly prefers either the Seahawks or the Eagles.

79 responses to “Report: Jadeveon Clowney doesn’t want to play for Dolphins

  1. So he’ll play for the Texans then.
    Will he show up the day before the season starts?
    He acts like he’s been royally screwed by the Texans but he hasn’t.
    Maybe this year he’s under paid by 2MM, and only makes 16MM. Thats not that big a deal.
    He should try and have a great year and earn a big fat contract.

  2. Has he spoken to the Seahawks or Eagles? How does he know they would even want to do a trade? Houston is going to charge for him no matter who the other team is. He might have undermined their position some, but far from completely.

  3. Him with the Eagles would just further load that team. I don’t think they will trade for him though.

  4. It’s hard to blame him for not wanting to live in that swamp of a city and using his leverage to avoid it, of course that may be an unpopular opinion here at PFT where so many of the commenters view players as being some type of indentured servant even when they are not under contract

  5. No worries, the feeling is mutual. They don’t want an oft injured player who takes plays off either.

  6. Clowney reportedly was ready to show up after the third preseason game and sign his franchise tender until he got wind of the Texans’ intent to trade him.

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    Oh, so he’s a crybaby. Got it.

  7. It would be a 1 year rental for the Eagles
    who could not afford to resign Clowney when he becomes a free agent.
    They would get back a third when he walks though.
    Nelson Agholor straight up?

  8. I don’t know why so many guys don’t want to go to Miami. It’s a good franchise in an OK part of Florida (if there is such a thing). The Dolphins have equity (Undefeated Season, Dan Marino, HOF players, decent runs, Shula, J.J., etc). It’s not like your going to some place weird. Heck, go for the Latinas! Go for the neon! It can’t be bad!

  9. Too damn bad! When Clowney is a GM then he can call the shots, until then either you play for a team (& make an obscene amount of money) or you retire.

  10. “Clowney reportedly was ready to show up after the third preseason game and sign his franchise tender until he got wind of the Texans’ intent to trade him.”

    Texans intent predates preseason altogether. Clowney never had any intention of showing.

  11. Some players you can just tell, from the time they’re drafted, that they’ll be permanent headaches.

  12. He wont get the snaps he needs to get double digit sacks in Philly. Therefore, in a one year prove it deal he needs to have a huge year to get the 100 million he’s seeking. Philly has 3 very good DEs already and they rotate them alot. Seattle is better 4 him imo

  13. I’m glad, I do not want him playing for Miami either. Dude has never had double digit sacks yet. Most overrated DE in the league.

  14. I didn’t want him to come to Miami but it’s very embarrassing for the front office to dangle tunsil in a trade causing discord in your team for it to amount to nothing. Chris Grier is not a good GM.

  15. Not sure what the Dolphins are doing. Yes, Clowney is a good player but he’s a finishing piece not a cornerstone player. He’s chronically hurt and/or underperforming. You also want to play Fitzpatrick instead of seeing what you have in Rosen? Does this team think they are close to contending? If so the front office there is completely delusional.

  16. With the exception of Bill O’Brien, it appears most everybody else is happy that this trade didn’t happen.

  17. Michael says:

    August 30, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    imonfire2niteoyeah:

    There was never any evidence that Grier had offered Tunsil. That was all media speculation.

    Armando salguero of the Miami herald is pretty reliable with his informtation.

  18. Also if the plan is truly to tank for tua then LT wouldn’t be the premier position it usually is. Although extremely risky putting the cart before the horse it would make sense to trade tunsil now and get the most you can.

  19. No matter where Clowney wants to play, there is NO QUESTION that the fact that Bill O’Brien is the “acting GM” adds a layer of problems to this situation.

    The Texans are a mess.

  20. Clowney is one of the best if not the best run stopper at his OLB position if I remember right. He might not get double digit sacks but he hurries the qb, and hits the qb enough that he is a viable threat. While no sane person would agree that he deserves Mack money, anyone with common football knowledge should know that this entire debacle rests firmly in GM/Coach/whatever Bill O’Brien. Gaine wanted to give Clowney a contract and most likely would have worked with him. BoB wanted to tag him. Guess who won? Clowney is afraid if he goes to Houston and signs the tag they’ll just send him to Miami anyways. That is how much he DOESN’T trust his own coach.

  21. “Is there any indication that either of those teams want HIM?”
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    Well yeah there is. But not at the price Houston wants in return. Houston acts like he’s an MVP all-pro. But he’s not. Houston is botching this so badly, it’s woeful. O’Brien continues to impress, not. How does he still have a job?

  22. Thanks, Mr. Clowney!! You have saved the Dolphins FO from making the dumbest decision in the history of the franchise. (Against very stiff competition)
    Best of Luck wherever you land and no hard feelings.

  23. “Clowney is afraid if he goes to Houston and signs the tag they’ll just send him to Miami anyways.”
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    And that’s what will happen. Maybe not Miami, but somewhere that will destroy his career. His fears are well-founded.

  24. Thank you. Finally someone with common sense. I’d hate to have you in Miami. It doesn’t fit our schedule or pay structure. If the clown wants money Miami is the place to go but thank you for blowing up the fools plans. Please stay away

  25. Or you just sit out a year and go to a team that you want to play for like Leveon did…Cant hate a guy for not wanting to go to another rebuild and be locked in with a possible franchise tag which any team will do if they want to keep him around more then 1 year. He is playing the hand he is dealt and actually owning people by standing up and saying I am not signing until you put me in the situation I am in since you couldnt allow me that this past year with the 5th year option and franchise tag. all this could have been averted if the owner was so dumb and paid the guy or trade him before the deadline of the tag like Seattle did with Clarke.
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    pkrjones says:
    August 30, 2019 at 5:37 pm
    Too damn bad! When Clowney is a GM then he can call the shots, until then either you play for a team (& make an obscene amount of money) or you retire.

  26. “I didn’t want him to come to Miami but it’s very embarrassing for the front office to dangle tunsil in a trade causing discord in your team for it to amount to nothing. Chris Grier is not a good GM.”
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    Dangling Tunsil? The Texans want Tunsil and the Phins are simply saying it’s going to cost you if you truly want him.

  27. Lol at some of the commenters on here. Clowney isn’t the best in the league but he’s a top 10 edge rusher/run stopper. Definitely better than what 2/3 of the NFL teams have. In the last 2 seasons he’s missed 1 game, so it’s not he’s the injury prone player some people claim. Clowney wants top money, BOB doesn’t want to pay him top money. Texans don’t see him as a long term part of their team so they’re trying to trade him for something they need (hopefully OL). Clowney knows when he signs his tender he’s going to Miami and apparently he doesn’t want that, so he’s refusing to show. The people saying the Texans or BOB are messing this up have no idea what they’re talking about. If Clowney doesn’t show, what are the Texans out…nothing. Just a player that wasn’t going to be on their team anyway. They still have franchise tag rights to him so he can’t just walk away. The one messing this up is Clowney. He’s out the $15m-$17m franchise money, and he’s still stuck in Houston under franchise next year. Just like the draft, Players don’t get to pick the team they play for, that’s now this works. The only way the Texans mess this up is if they cave into him or get something besides a OL in a trade. I wish I was born with talent to be able to pout and cry and refuse to work for a company that wants to pay me $15m.

  28. 1) Dolphins are morons if they did indeed, turn the deal down. 2) Inmates are running the asylum… “Revolt”? The Flores era in Miami will be a short one.

    According to the Miami Herald, the offer would have sent Clowney AND a first-round pick to the Dolphins, and in exchange, the Texans would have acquired offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil. Apparently, the only reason the deal didn’t go down is because the Dolphins wanted more than that. According to the Herald, Miami also wanted another “high draft pick” thrown into the deal, and understandably, the Texans balked at the Dolphins’ asking price.

    Although the Dolphins sound slightly crazy for turning the deal down, new coach Brian Flores might not have had much of a choice. According to a separate report from the Herald, multiple players in the team’s locker room have said they “would revolt” if the Dolphins were to trade away Tunsil. With the possibility of a full on mutiny possibly hanging over his head, that could explain why Flores turned down the Texans’ offer.

  29. “Thank goodness! We don’t need an injury prone diva. I also don’t want to lose Tunsil. I liked almost everything Flores has done until this possible trade.”

    Judging from the asking price for Tunsil, Miami was never going to trade him anyway. Probably just trying to get a fix on his worth so they know how to structure a new contract for him.

  30. I wouldn’t want to play in Miami – Horrible team.
    Clowney wants to play for Seattle, it’s obvious. Pete is a players coach, it’s a great place to play, good city, great fan support. Add Clowney to Bobby Wagner, KJ Wright and Michael Kendricks? Ziggy on the line, Seahawks defense gets serious again.

  31. The Dolphins names keep coming up because the Texans are drooling and over Miami’s young LT Tunsil. They would be foolish to give up Tunsil for Cloney. Why should the Dolphins trade for a rental? They are rebuilding.

  32. Clowney does not want to leave the Texans they have some very good pass rushers to make him look better so he just wants MO MONEY

  33. Now is when team exasperation/no owner sets in for Houston. The right team can swoop in and get this done so less egg on Texans face. Smartest move is still deal him to Philly for OL/T Vaitai, Mailata or WR Agholor or a Josh Adams or Clement, and a middle round pick or some combo. Protects Hou QB, gets them good pieces. Philly makes another run, even if they dont resign JC after one year rental.

  34. Sign the contract but don’t sign an extension. Miami won’t trade Tunstil for a one year rental problem solved. Next year he will be a free agent and can go wherever he wants.

  35. Hou other options, deal JC for just picks, like a Sea or NYJ. And have a deal on table for OL (Miami or other) with draft pick compensation set to a 3rd team. Hard to make a trade to make a trade, just like in Fantasy. Some teams may jsut want the splash quotient of JC, or they are close, think like a KC, SEA – somewhat, Philly, NE – yes again or the window is closing either due to Rookie QB contract ending or the QB is about ready to head to the farm ala Farve. The stats are very nice, but he does occupy others and lets them play better or disrupts other offense. If he was rotational, all the better. The best GMs in the biz are sure to make a move…soon, this does not last the weekend, i figure saturday night sounds about right.

  36. Don’t blame him since it’ll be another two or three years before Dolphins might contend and/or Brady retires and the Pats tank (I mean, really, you can never replace Tom Brady!) But I don’t think he should assume Eagles or Seahawks are instant contenders, either. Besides, is he really that good? Fins need to keep Tunsil!

  37. Guy lines up acr from Watt… Plays occasionally when he’s not “hurt” and never when he’s “injured”. Cashes his check yet has the audacity to have “demands” on where he will play. Priorities are messed up in this NFL.

    Let me go into work on Tuesday morning and argue “this” scenario with the owners of my company. Lol.

    Anymore, the priority is skewed with the NFL/player arrangements.

  38. How about you reach double digit sacks for a change, stay healthy play like the first overall pick in the draft that you were. Biggest highlight is still that tackle he made against Michigan in college. He’s been an underachiever in my book

  39. Stay your habitual getting hurt arse in Houston, you are not the second coming of Reggie White or Bruce Smith..

  40. Very disappointed the Dolphins were interested in this guy. I thought we had moved on from going after big money hasbeens. Could have been a great player but injured too much. Disruptive both on and off the field I would guess if these stories are to be believed. I have no problem the Dolphins bringing in Big time Charlie’s but their production has ton equal their mouth.

  41. Kenneth Dixon & a 3rd Round pick for Clowney on what amounts to a one-year flier contract. If he works out, then the Ravens can negotiate with him before he hits free agency, if it doesn’t SOME team will overpay for him, and the Ravens will recoup the 2020 3rd rounder they spend on him with another compensatory pick in 2021. In Eric we trust.

  42. Gus Edwards & a 3rd Round pick for Clowney on what amounts to a one-year flier contract makes sense for the Ravens, who need help at pass rush. If he works out, then the Ravens can negotiate with him before he hits free agency. If it doesn’t, then SOME team will overpay for him, and the Ravens will recoup the 2020 3rd rounder they spend on him now with another compensatory pick in 2021. In Eric we trust.

  43. Dolphins new recruiting slogans
    * Forget Football, Come for the Weather
    * Winning? We Don’t need no Stinking Winning
    * Come to the Dolphins, We offer the longest vacations.
    * Miami, Where Every Year is a Rebuilding Year
    * Don’t Like the Coaching? Don’t Worry, They’ll Be Gone Soon
    * We Change our Coaches and QBs Faster than Weather Changes
    * if You Like The Patriots, You’ll Love Us, We Hire Their Castoffs
    * We’re ALMOST lLike the Patriots
    * We’re Bringing Shula Back
    *. Who Dat Marino

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