“He’s going to be interested in Philadelphia because one of the things and one of the reasons he turned down Cleveland is because he wants to go to a winning team,” Clayton explained to Matt Mullin of PhillyVoice.com. “He turned down Miami twice because he didn’t expect them to be a winning team. I think if its a low price they might do it, but right now probably no.”
Clayton mentioned that Clowney might accept a deal in the $9-10 million range with the thought that he will get his money on the free-agent market next season. Clayton also added that if Clowney was to sign with a team like the Eagles and then left in free agency, the team would likely receive a third-round compensatory pick, something GM Howie Roseman could be interested in.
- Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap thinks that while Giants DE Leonard Williams should earn in the $13 million a year range, his talent and draft status may have him looking for somewhere in the $17 million to $20 million range.
- Fitzgerald also believes that the disparity between the two sides is so large that he doesn’t see either side wanting to come to terms on a long term deal.
- Joel Corry of CBS Sports believes keeping RG Brandon Scherff in Washington for many years will likely require a long-term contract averaging more than $16 million per year.
- Scherff is owed $15.03 million fully guaranteed under the franchise tag in 2020 and a second tag next year would cost Washington $18.036 million.
- NBC Sports’ JP Finlay writes Washington won’t consider trading for Browns TE David Njoku if it costs a first-round pick. But if the price drops to a Day 3 pick, Finlay thinks the team will consider it.