‘No Deal In Sight’ Between Jadeveon Clowney & Texans

     

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that there’s “no deal in sight” between the Texans and franchise OLB Jadeveon Clowney at this point in time or anytime soon.

According to Wilson, Clowney will not be in attendance for the start of voluntary offseason workouts next week. Although, this isn’t a big surprise, considering that Clowney has yet to sign his franchise tender.

The two parties have until July to negotiate a long-term extension. 

The franchise tag for Clowney will be between $15,443,000 and $17,128,000, depending on whether he’s considered an outside linebacker or a defensive end.

Clowney, 25, 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 last year.

Clowney was classified as an outside linebacker, which drops his fifth-year option figure from $13.846 million down to $12.306 million for the 2018 season and comes out to a savings of $1.54 million.

Clowney was in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

In 2018, Clowney appeared in 15 games for the Texans and recorded 47 tackles, 9 sacks, a forced fumble, three fumble recoveries, one defensive touchdown and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 overall edge defender out of 103 qualifying players.

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