Clowney is visiting the Browns today and the belief is a deal will get done between the two sides.
However, Russini says she was told the contract is “not done yet.”
Clowney actually met with the Browns a few weeks ago, but left Cleveland without a deal.
It’s worth mentioning that the Browns were very interested in signing him to a contract last year before he opted to take a one-year contract from the Titans.
Clowney is coming off of a knee injury that required surgery and ultimately ended his season, but he’s clearly one of the best available players at this point in free agency.
Ian Rapoport reported that Clowney should get full clearance following surgery to repair his torn meniscus in April.
Clowney, 28, is a former No. 1 overall pick of the Texans back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $22.272 million contract when the Texans picked up his fifth-year option which paid him $12.306 million for the 2018 season.
Houston franchised Clowney last year before trading him to the Seahawks at the start of the regular season. It took until September for him to a sign one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the Titans.
In 2020, Clowney appeared in eight games for the Titans and recorded 19 tackles, no sacks, a forced fumble and four passes defended.
We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2021 Free Agents list.