The New England Patriots have newfound cap house after settling a dispute with Antonio Brown which has induced some hypothesis that the group would pursue Jadeveon Clowney. Throughout an interview on the Pat McAfee Show, NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport mentioned Clowney’s mindset and defined why the go rusher is unlikely to signal with the Patriots.
“I believe Clowney desires to receives a commission…Clowney is mainly considering, ‘The place can I receives a commission as a lot as attainable and if I don’t need to go to coaching camp for lots of it, ah, that may most likely be okay,’” Rapoport defined. “Keep in mind, he did that final yr and made $15 million in late-August, early-September, I forgot when it was and that labored out fantastic. I imply, I believe for him, it’s like, ‘Why would I not do the identical?’ Additionally, do you assume he missed something within the spring? He missed some Zoom conferences. …I believe Clowney would similar to to make some huge cash. I do know he desires a one-year deal. I don’t assume he would take just a bit tiny deal from the Patriots.”
Even with the cap house, the Patriots are unlikely to offer Clowney a large deal. New England has historically prioritized inside go rushers over defensive ends.
The Seahawks’ Odds to Re-Signal Clowney Could Be Rising
As Rapoport indicated, Clowney doesn’t seem like in a rush to signal with a group. If something, we may see Clowney attempt to keep away from as a lot of coaching camp as attainable. None of that is essentially dangerous information for the Seahawks as The Seattle Occasions’ Bob Condotta detailed.
“Nonetheless ready within the wings and out there to pounce, with the chances possible growing he performs one other yr in Seattle with each different possibility that falls by,” Condotta famous. “No, Seattle isn’t going to supply Clowney $15-16 million a yr or in order it initially did. However the Seahawks can nonetheless supply a one-year deal that may permit Clowney to return to a spot he feels comfy and possibly set himself up for one more run at free company in 2021 (with every little thing today written with the caveats that issues sooner or later might be regular).”
The Browns Are Probably Out of the Operating to Signal Clowney
The Browns are one of many groups that has most continuously been linked to Clowney. With the Browns restructuring Oliver Vernon’s deal, all indications are Cleveland is now not within the operating to signal the go rusher. Professional Soccer Speak Michael Smith reported that the Browns are “unlikely to proceed pursuing Clowney.”
“After the Browns agreed to a renegotiated contract with Olivier Vernon, a league supply instructed PFT that Cleveland is unlikely to proceed pursuing Clowney, whom they’d beforehand proven curiosity in signing,” Smith defined. “…It’s attainable that the Browns needed Clowney however his value was too excessive. It’s additionally attainable that the Browns had been expressing curiosity in Clowney primarily as a result of they needed to squeeze Vernon into taking a pay reduce.”
As Seahawks followers proceed the long-running Clowney watch, rumors of the go rusher heading to the Patriots seem like short-lived. With coaching camp lower than two weeks away, it is going to be fascinating to see if Clowney makes any vital strikes earlier than August.
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