Many wondered if the Cleveland Browns would have interest in free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Browns are interested.
From @SportsCenter earlier: Cleveland Browns have shown interest in Jadeveon Clowney, and some people around league believe Cleveland got closer with Clowney than other suitors, though nothing ultimately happened from recent talks. Seattle’s offer hasn’t been what Clowney wants.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 4, 2020
Fowler mentions that the Browns “got closer with Clowney than other suitors.”
But, he also says that there is nothing that has come of recent talks.
He also adds that the Seahawks have yet to present an offer that he is interested in.
In 2019, Clowney had 31 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 interception, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries in 13 games for the Seahawks.
He also had a pair of defensive touchdowns.
Jadeveon Clowney [2019 Season Ranks by Game]:
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 6, 2020
Clowney missed some time in the second part of the 2019 season, due to a sports hernia.
In 6 seasons, Clowney has made 3 Pro Bowls and has 32 career sacks.
Clowney was said to be seeking in the $20+ million dollar range per year for his services, but recently lowered his asking price, according to reports.
As we continue to watch the market for Jadeveon Clowney, I am told by several sources the asking price has been moved off that $20mil+ number and it’s closer to $17-18mil. This could spark more interest. Also told Titans and Seahawks are still “interested”
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) April 1, 2020
The Browns are among the league leaders in cap space and could certainly add Clowney without having any money issues.
They could also create even more space if they parted ways with DE Olivier Vernon.
The Browns have also been linked to free agent DE Everson Griffen.