Jadeveon Clowney signing one-year deal with Browns

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The meeting between Jadeveon Clowney and the Browns had to be pushed from Monday to Wednesday. But apparently it still went well.

According to several reports, Cleveland is signing Clowney to a one-year deal worth up to $10 million.

Clowney will join a defensive line anchored by defensive end 2017 No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett, who has recorded at least 10.0 sacks in each of the last three seasons. Also a former No. 1 overall pick, Clowney spent the 2020 season with the Titans where he started eight games before a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of the year. Clowney recorded four tackles for loss, six QB hits, four passes defensed, and a forced fumble for Tennessee.

In 83 career games for the Texans, Seahawks, and Titans, Clowney has 32.0 sacks, 75 tackles for loss, and 86 QB hits. He recorded a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2017 with Houston, earning one of his three Pro Bowl appearances.

Clowney is the latest offseason addition to Cleveland’s defense, which already brought in safety John Johnson, defensive end Takk McKinley, cornerback Troy Hill, and linebacker Anthony Walker.

42 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney signing one-year deal with Browns

  1. Hopefully the Browns can get more production out of him. Only 1 year, that’s a good thing.

  2. Worth “up to” $10M. Depending on how the contract is structured, this could be a great signing for them. JC has always seemed to need a little incentive. If that contract provides that – and if he can stay healthy – look out AFC North.

  3. Was Clowney wearing a ski mask when he signed that contract?

    If not, he should’ve been wearing a Pirate hat and had a bird on his shoulder, cause he sure fleeced them.

  4. “Up to” $10mil? Hopefully, this deal is loaded with playing time and performance bonuses. That would make it a pretty low risk signing.

  5. How are the browns chiefs or bills going to reach the SB with the Patriots standing in their way ! Bill is building another Dynasty.

  6. He will thrive this season. He can’t be double teamed, so he will have good numbers. The Browns just got better, period.

  7. Clowney ranks in the top 5% of DEs against the run. His edge sack performance is overrated. Their #1 concern is stopping the run . Remember Mahommes and Chad Henne running for 1st downs.? That’s not going to happen anymore.
    They also have another weapon against the Ravens running game. Now they’ll focus on another CB or interior DL at #26 in the draft for more depth.

  8. If you are a Browns’ fan you should hope the contract is heavily incentive paying because, when Clowney shows up, he is impressive…….he just rarely “shows up”……

  9. He might be able to make some noise while Garret is attracting all the attention…”IF”… he can stay healthy. Shows up and shows out about two game per year. Invisible the rest of the time.

  10. Great! Now they need to focus on acquiring a punishing linebacker, IMHO. I hope they draft three.

  11. Oliver Vernon was at 15 mil in 20′. Big upgrade with Clowney & great deal at 8+2.

  12. Ah the Browns…..another in a long line of teams paying Clowney for his potential who will be rewarded with the underwhelming reality of a guy who destroyed people in college only to be neutralized at the professional level.

  13. How about that time in college when he knocked the helmet off that running back? Then he threw the football over those mountains.

  14. It’s really a $20M deal since he’ll get $10M for playing about 8 games before he’s hurt

  15. It’s amazing how this guy keep getting big contracts based only on his “potential”.

  16. Dude is a consistent disruption in the running game and more than capable of disruption in the passing game. Only needs to play second fiddle AND, and this is the biggie….not my money!!! With a one year contract I could care less how much we gave him. Good addition.

  17. People only look at his sack totals but this guy is a run stuffer. The Browns could possibly lead the league next year in stopping the run.

  18. Those focused on Clowney’s sack numbers (or lack thereof) are missing the point and the primary reason Browns wanted him. For his career, Clowney is in the 95th percentile as a RUN STOPPER … which is precisely the upgrade Cleveland needed to make on the DL.

  19. Heard he suffered a grade 3 sprain to his wrist signing that deal. Out for the season.

  20. That one tackle against Michigan in that meaningless bowl game made his career. Top 5 overrated player of all time.

  21. Wow that’s a lot of shade being thrown, Clowney has never been a sack machine, but when he’s healthy he’s disruptive and an elite run stuffer. Low risk high possible reward signing.

  22. Well if he gets 18 sacks this year and Ezekial Ansah has zero, Clowney will only be a half sack behind Ansah for career sacks.

  23. He’s been overhyped since before the draft. Their are 5 players in that draft that have more sacks and 25 with more solo tackles than him. Good luck Cleveland.

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