- Tom Pelissero reports that the Texans are “deep in talks” with the Seahawks about a trade for Clowney.
- Wilson notes that the Seahawks have an extra second-round pick from Frank Clark trade and could use some defensive line help with Jarran Reed suspended. According to Wilson, the Texans have interest in Seahawks C Justin Britt.
- Jason La Canfora reports that the expectation among other GMs who have explored acquiring Clowney from the Texans is that he will be dealt to the Seahawks.
Clowney prefers to play for the Seahawks or Eagles, so odds are good he would sign his franchise tender to facilitate a move to Seattle.
The Texans have been discussing potential trade scenarios with the Dolphins, but Clowney has reportedly maintained that he does not want to play for Miami and a rebuilding team.
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 which paid him $12.306 million for 2018.
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.
We’ll have more regarding Clowney as the news is available.