Reports: Saints making a play for Jadeveon Clowney

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Jadeveon Clowney remains a free agent but maybe not for much longer.

At least three teams are interested in signing the defensive end, and via multiple reports, the Saints are one of those teams and possibly the leader as the season opener draws closer.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports “the Saints are sending an all-out blitz to try to sign Jadeveon Clowney, who has spoken multiple times to coach Sean Payton.”

The Titans and Seahawks also remain interested.

Coach Pete Carroll was asked Thursday if the Seahawks are leaving the door open for a Clowney return and said, “Always competing. Always competing.”

The three-time Pro Bowler has 32 sacks in six seasons since the Texans made him the No. 1 overall choice. He made 31 tackles, three sacks and an interception for the Seahawks last season as he played through a core muscle injury that required offseason surgery.

Seattle traded for Clowney on Sept. 1, 2019.

36 responses to “Reports: Saints making a play for Jadeveon Clowney

  1. He might not have had a ton of sacks last year but he’s still a huge difference maker. Only 18 players had 4 or more forced fumbles last season, and Clowney did it in 13 games, along with his first career INT.

  2. 32 sacks in SIX seasons lol and he wanted 22 mil per. Aron Donald has that in TWO seasons bro! Saints you can have him as no one else does!

  3. palatypus says:
    September 3, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Didn’t stop Kansas City….

  4. This is his agent doing work. Other teams have moved on, trying to get bids up cuz tennessee isn’t budging

  5. I looked at the Saints cap situation. It is horrible. They have under $7 Million left this year, and are $37 million over the cap next year – before they reduce the cap. When Brees retires, there is a $22 mil dead money charge, and Winston isn’t playing for 1 mil again!

    And isn’t Kamara in negotiations for a juicy extension? I think Mickey misplaced a zero.

  6. Best against the run vs pass, but defensive line and schemes surely have bearing as to his output in each. As far as $, saints office excels at creating a way, as they have shown in the past. Still feel secondary is where saints defense needs starter quality help.

  7. Aron Donald has that in TWO seasons bro!

    The Rams D is always on the field. If Donald played with Brees he wouldn’t see the field nearly as often.

  8. Where is this money coming from? I’m sure he’ll take less to play with a winning team like the saints then a team like the browns. However, I just can’t see this pairing working out.

  9. He’s a nice DE but he’s a 6-sack guy who wants $20M. I’ll even acknowledge that he’s more disruptive than the stats say but $20M, $16M, $12M? Nah.

  10. You’d have to be a Clowney to sign this guy for what he’s asking for and not the vet minimum.
    Notoriously low work ethic, 32 sacks in 6 seasons AKA 5 and a bit per year, and only available for just over 12 games per season due to injuries and yet another year older and missing an entire NFL training camp!

    $12-18m a year this guy wants, unreal.

  11. I can’t get figure out why Carolina isn’t signing him. Sure they are trying to start over, but why not get a local kid to play here?? As for where he goes, the Saints make sense if they have the cap room and the Titans should’ve made this deal happen months ago

  12. supercharger says:
    September 3, 2020 at 7:45 pm
    Aron Donald has that in TWO seasons bro!

    The Rams D is always on the field. If Donald played with Brees he wouldn’t see the field nearly as often.

    The Saints finished the 2019 season with the 11th ranked defense.
    The Rams finished the 2019 season with the 13th ranked defense.
    Tell me again how the Rams defense is always on the field.

  13. I think it says enough that the Seahawks, who he played for last year, haven’t re-signed him.

  14. I hope he signs so John Gruden can move on, he never met a player he didn’t think was great.

  15. Lol. “The Saints have no money”. The Saints haven’t “had any money” for the past 3 years. I’ll just keep trusting Loomis on this one.

  16. palatypus says:
    September 3, 2020 at 7:18 pm
    People who say this, do not understand how the cap works. The Saints are ALWAYS at the limit on paper. When they need space, they find space.

  17. they can always cut Kiko free up cap space injury prom and we have some good young prospect at LB and other positions(Rookies)

  18. Moonshine Mullins says:
    September 3, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    Cut Brees, start Jameis and you’ll have money


    Brees signed a 2 year deal with a 23 million signing bonus. It would cost the Saints more in this years salary cap money to cut him than it would to keep him.

  19. Renegotiate a couple contracts and BOOM Clowney is there. At this point he would easily accept 8 to 10 million on a 1 year deal.

  20. lol do your thing Mickey. We have not had money since 2011, we still find a way. I love all these so called math people on here trying to count.

  21. This is whst happens when you OVERPRICE yourself…His ego or his agent didn’t judge the market for his services very well.

  22. LGW91

    They will be signing him Monday. They will restructure a few deals and get him the 12 or so mill he wants to play for this one year deal. He will be taking a discount to play for the Super Bowl Contender. As for the saints cap situation next year…it isnt good at all but if you look at the contracts they have they will easily be able to get under the cap next year. Restructuring of Thomas, Peat, trading or restructuring Armstead (Ram is the LT of the future) and they can easily get under. Even with Brees counting 22 mill against their cap and he will most likely be sitting in a booth. If you continued to look the saints have about 90 mill in available Cap in 22 that they can push alot of this money to. By then, they will be grooming a younger cheaper qb and will be able to handle the amount of money paid to this other players. The saints can and will most likely be making this deal.

  23. If they hadn’t wasted money on over-the-hill troublemaker Malcolm Jenkins they would be in much better position.

  24. Clowney/Rankins/Jordan – with Davenport giving breathers on the edge when necessary. It wouldn’t be fair.

  25. Clowney: “I want $17m+ per season”

    NFL teams: “Nobody cares”

    Clowney 6 months later: “I’ll take under $10m on a 1yr deal”

    NFL teams: “I guess we can talk now”

  26. Why? He’s going to be injured for half the year or more and will only try hard about 10% of the time. He’s not worth the money. There’s a reason nobody else wants him, especially for his asking price.

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