Jadeveon Clowney visits with the Browns

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The Browns pursued Jadeveon Clowney last year, but he rejected Cleveland and eventually signed with the Titans.

Maybe the second time will be the charm.

The Browns hosted Clowney on a free agent visit on Wednesday, according to the transaction wire. Per Mary Cay Cabot of Cleveland.com, that visit was over as of the early evening and a signing is not imminent.

Cleveland’s pursuit of Clowney ostensibly came to an end when the team re-negotiated Olivier Vernon’s deal in July. Clowney ultimately signed a one-year deal worth $12 million with the Titans in September.

Clowney played only half the 2020 season before going on injured reserve with a torn meniscus. He recorded four passes defensed, four tackles for loss, and six quarterback hits but no sacks for Tennessee.

The Browns already added Takk McKinley in free agency, but are apparently looking for more help at defensive end to pair opposite Myles Garrett.

Clowney has played 83 of a possible 112 games since entering the league as the Texans’ No. 1 overall pick in 2014. He has 32.0 sacks and 75 tackles for loss with 86 quarterback hits in seven seasons.

13 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney visits with the Browns

  1. Oh my God!!!!!
    With Clowney & Garrett, offenses will be having games with negative yardage.
    Well, if they were playing Madden.

  2. Glorified rotation player at this point in his career. Should have taken watt out for a nice steak dinner for every sack he had in Houston.

  3. The idea of having those two on the same line would be very enticing. I don’t know how you’d block everyone if those two guys were motivated. If Clowney competed on every play, he wouldn’t even be available.

  4. He is one fellow who constantly gets paid on pure speculation and potential upside. Good luck to him on this Cap Strapped Season. If I’m a GM, I’m going to let him sign with another team in what will likely be a “prove it” type contract. Then, next off season I’ll go get him, If he shows he is back at that top tier pass rusher.

  5. The guy made $12.7M last year for 14 tackles and zero sacks. Why is anyone even interested in this clown? It’s the Browns so they’ll probably give him a $100M guaranteed contract.

  6. Clowney is a very good run stuffer who occasionally gets a sack.
    I think 6.5 – 8MM is a fair price for that, given the injury risk.
    Make him happy and offer a $10,000,000 incentive bonus for 12 sacks.

  7. roughingthepasser says:
    March 24, 2021 at 10:13 pm
    Clowney is a very good run stuffer who occasionally gets a sack.
    I think 6.5 – 8MM is a fair price for that, given the injury risk.
    Make him happy and offer a $10,000,000 incentive bonus for 12 sacks.

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    The Browns don’t have that much cap space. The two main sites people reference for team cap situations have the Browns at about $14m space not including all of the guys they signed last week. They likely have less than $7 in space, which includes the rookie pool. Without cutting someone, he’s not getting that in 2021.

  8. The Browns are going all in trying to make it to the SB but they will come up short.

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