Seahawks want to keep Jadeveon Clowney, but could be outbid

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With the free agency tampering window set to begin in about six hours, teams will be able to (legally) express their interest in players on other teams.

And how much interest Jadeveon Clowney garners in those early hours will determine how realistic the Seahawks’ chances to keep him are.

According to Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America, the Seahawks “very much want” to retain the free agent defensive end, but don’t seem prepared to pay top of market prices.

The Giants are reportedly interested in the former No. 1 overall pick, and he will likely draw plenty of other suitors as well. King mentioned the Jets as a possibility as well. He’s No. 12 on PFT’s Top 100 Free Agent list.

The 27-year-old had just three sacks last year, but he played through a core muscle injury (the kind of thing a team might want to bring a guy in for a physical to check, if that was possible).

8 responses to “Seahawks want to keep Jadeveon Clowney, but could be outbid

  1. I’d say teams like the Giants or the Colts have a much better shot at landing Clowney due to how much more cap space they have than Seattle currently.

  2. Boo hoo everybody wants to keep good players but sometimes the money gets in the way lol

  3. Clowney remarked a few times how much he liked the vibe in Seattle. So that is what the Seahawks have going for them since I think he can get more money elsewhere. Comes down to if the vibe is worth a couple million per year.

  4. Sorry he looks to be leaving the Seahawks. I was hoping he would get signed before the open market got their shot. The Seahawks would have kept Frank Clark if they were willing to pay top end money at the D-Line/edge position. They will pay good, just not top. Hopefully, they find an elite player at okay money……However, that is tough to do.

  5. I don’t think I’d be interested in Clowney at any price. Does he have potential? Absolutely. Does he have a motor that goes full speed on every play. Absolutely not. He takes way too many plays off. His production does not warrant the amount of money some team will be dumb enough to offer him. Then he’ll turn into Haynesworth 2.0 until his next contract year.

  6. I can’t imagine anyone leaving an extra 6-10+million on the table just to return to Seattle. That’s life altering money in itself, and this could be Clowney’s last contract. He’s gone unless the SeHawks match top offer say with state tax corporated into it if he signs in NY.

  7. Officially now a New York Giant.

    Between this and AZ getting D hop, it is a tough tough day for 2012s.

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