Texans made a late run at Jadeveon Clowney

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As the Saints and Titans closed in on signing defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, other teams became motivated to try to get him, if only to avoid competing with the team that ultimately acquired one of the top disruptors in the game.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, one team that got involved late is the team that made Clowney the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2014. Yes, the Texans contacted Clowney before he made his final decision to sign with the Titans.

It’s unclear how far the talks went or whether Clowney considered a return to the Texans a viable option. However, the thinking was that the Texans not only recognized his potential value to their defense but also realized what he’ll do for the Tennessee defense, a team Houston faces twice this year.

That’s why the Seahawks remained involved; they didn’t want to cross paths with him as a member of the Saints. And it’s why the Ravens were interested in keeping Clowney from joining the team that beat Baltimore in the playoffs — and why the Jaguars would have been willing to participate in the sign-and-trade that would have gotten him out of the AFC South.

10 responses to “Texans made a late run at Jadeveon Clowney

  1. Let’s see how long he stay’s on the field before we all start connecting dots. You can’t help your club in the tub … soaking out injuries. I hope he stays healthy and dominates but well have to see.

  2. This makes O’Brien look so bad they’ll probably make him part owner now. (Because the more he screws up, the more he falls upward.)

  3. It’s a smart move as they may have been trying to drive up the price. The idea that he is some game wrecker is absolutely laughable when he had a whopping 3 sacks.

  4. But…but I thought he was washed up!….If all these teams were interested, I guess he isn’t.

  5. this is freaking horrible and shows how bad billy boy is. completely over his head as a gm…..and imho as a coach.

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