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https://nypost.com/2020/05/27/free-agent-jadeveon-clowney-spurned-richest-offer-from-browns/

 

It’s not all about the money this time for Jadeveon Clowney.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has reportedly rejected a significant offer from the Browns, who have been “the most aggressive team with him financially” and “has offered the most money to date,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“I just think he has balked at going to Cleveland for whatever reason,” Schefter told “The Next Level” on ESPN Cleveland on Wednesday. “I think he’s been hesitant to go because if he wasn’t, he would’ve gone already because it’s the most money. It’s the richest offer on the table and he hasn’t taken it.”

Clowney, 27, remains on the market as the most prominent free agent due in large part to his high asking price and lingering health concerns. The oft-injured defensive end is recovering from core muscle surgery he underwent in February, and though he claims to be healthy now, teams have been unable to assess his progress in-person in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I don’t know if people think I’m hurt because of what I went through because of the core or because of previous years,” Clowney said earlier this month. “I’m ready, I’ll be ready to go whenever the time comes. Whoever I sign with will get the best version of me.”

If Schefter’s report is accurate, the Browns’ offer would be very close to his $21 million-per-year target having already turned down offers from the Dolphins and Seahawks (his former team) worth $18.5 million-per-year and $17 million-per-year, respectively. He is seeking a contract that would put his salary in line with top edge rushers like DeMarcus Lawrence — who signed a five-year, $105 million contract in 2019 — and Khalil Mack — who signed a six-year, $141 million contract in 2019.

“Why [hasn’t Clowney signed with the Browns]? I don’t know,” Schefter mused. “Is that not wanting to be in that city? Is that a lack of belief in the organization? I don’t know what it is. But there’s no doubt that Cleveland has offered the most money to date. For whatever reason he has not been willing to take it so far. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t change, but it hasn’t changed just yet.”

The Dolphins eventually signed lower-priced defensive ends Emmanuel Ogbah and Shaq Lawson and the Seahawks signed Benson Mayowa and Bruce Irvin, likely taking both teams out of the mix. Clowney has also been linked to the Eagles, Giants and Jets, though The Post’s Brian Costello thinks the odds of the Jets signing him at such a hefty price tag is unlikely.

“I just don’t see the Jets committing big money to Clowney,” Costello wrote on May 14. “It is not how GM Joe Douglas has done business this offseason.”

 

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OR..... he sees the midget as a lost cause....

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Maybe Clowney is targeting Gregg Williams to get his sack numbers up.

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2 hours ago, mrcoops said:

He wants to be a Jet, obviously, and Joe Douglas will end up signing him to a 1-year deal for $5.5M.

I bet he would take a 2 year 30mil deal fully guaranteed 

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imo clowney isn't worth the money.  it's not like he's the second coming of charles haley or reggie white.  he's an above average dlineman.  it'll be interesting to see where this ends up and how long before he says he needs to feed his family.

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Im very curious how this ends up.  He seems to be blowing off the few teams with money and interest.  I dont get the plan-If he wants money, its been offered.  If he wants to pick the team and city, he might need to take a discount.

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Nobody wants to play with Baker.

They’ve set their franchise back years and by the time they’re ready for a new QB all of their top draft picks throughout the years will have walked away 

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Gee, could the agent be leaking this? Maybe trying to drive up the price tag for other teams? 
 

The Browns are willing to sign any big name, and at basically any cost. Good luck with that. 

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He should take a 1 year deal for $10M to prove his worth and then reup next year with a big contract.

 

He wants franchise player numbers but hasnt put up franchise player stats.

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Wasn't this dude supposed to be a generational talent? What the hell happened to him?

I still remember his hit on some scrub while playing for South carolina:

 

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"For whatever reason . . ."

 

Uhh, it's the Browns.

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I think he wants the Jets or Giants. I get the feeling he craves a big market. If he’d come here for 2-years $30 Million then why not?

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20 minutes ago, HessStation said:

How does Cleveland still have the money?

Over $37M in cap space.  They have a QB and much of their core group (Garrett, Ward, Wills, Chubb, Greedy Williams) on their rookie deals and only 4 players counting >$10M against the cap this year (Beckham, Vernon, Landry, Richardson). 

They've also done a pretty good job of keeping the middle part of their roster cheap; guys like Austin Hooper ($3.5M), Case Keenum ($2.8M), EDGE Adrian Clayborn ($2.3M), CB Kevin Johnson ($3.5M), CB Terrance Mitchell ($3.7M), and S Karl Joseph ($2.4M). 

They're in pretty good shape, at least financially. 

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20 hours ago, 82nd Airborne said:

Love it! 

https://nypost.com/2020/05/27/free-agent-jadeveon-clowney-spurned-richest-offer-from-browns/

 

It’s not all about the money this time for Jadeveon Clowney.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has reportedly rejected a significant offer from the Browns, who have been “the most aggressive team with him financially” and “has offered the most money to date,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“I just think he has balked at going to Cleveland for whatever reason,” Schefter told “The Next Level” on ESPN Cleveland on Wednesday. “I think he’s been hesitant to go because if he wasn’t, he would’ve gone already because it’s the most money. It’s the richest offer on the table and he hasn’t taken it.”

Clowney, 27, remains on the market as the most prominent free agent due in large part to his high asking price and lingering health concerns. The oft-injured defensive end is recovering from core muscle surgery he underwent in February, and though he claims to be healthy now, teams have been unable to assess his progress in-person in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I don’t know if people think I’m hurt because of what I went through because of the core or because of previous years,” Clowney said earlier this month. “I’m ready, I’ll be ready to go whenever the time comes. Whoever I sign with will get the best version of me.”

If Schefter’s report is accurate, the Browns’ offer would be very close to his $21 million-per-year target having already turned down offers from the Dolphins and Seahawks (his former team) worth $18.5 million-per-year and $17 million-per-year, respectively. He is seeking a contract that would put his salary in line with top edge rushers like DeMarcus Lawrence — who signed a five-year, $105 million contract in 2019 — and Khalil Mack — who signed a six-year, $141 million contract in 2019.

“Why [hasn’t Clowney signed with the Browns]? I don’t know,” Schefter mused. “Is that not wanting to be in that city? Is that a lack of belief in the organization? I don’t know what it is. But there’s no doubt that Cleveland has offered the most money to date. For whatever reason he has not been willing to take it so far. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t change, but it hasn’t changed just yet.”

The Dolphins eventually signed lower-priced defensive ends Emmanuel Ogbah and Shaq Lawson and the Seahawks signed Benson Mayowa and Bruce Irvin, likely taking both teams out of the mix. Clowney has also been linked to the Eagles, Giants and Jets, though The Post’s Brian Costello thinks the odds of the Jets signing him at such a hefty price tag is unlikely.

“I just don’t see the Jets committing big money to Clowney,” Costello wrote on May 14. “It is not how GM Joe Douglas has done business this offseason.”

 

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Cleveland. Waste land of the the earth where flowers don’t grow. Smart non move by Clowney who’s no clown. 

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8 hours ago, ECURB said:

I bet he would take a 2 year 30mil deal fully guaranteed 

Yeah, and he'd end up playing 4 games total as the injuries flare up and he says he can't go. HARD PASS.

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3 hours ago, HessStation said:

How does Cleveland still have the money?

Maybe Baker isn't pissing and moaning for a new big $$$ contract extension after his 3rd season.

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Not a big Clowney fan but with our current defense, and Williams at the helm,  he would probably put up better numbers and would improve the overall Jet D. However, I don't see JD making a move for him. He's had injury issues throughout his career also.

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1 hour ago, MaxAF said:

Not a big Clowney fan

No, just another SOJ fan.

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23 hours ago, predator_05 said:

Wasn't this dude supposed to be a generational talent? What the hell happened to him?

I still remember his hit on some scrub while playing for South carolina:

 

The "generational talent" moniker gets used every other year to describe the draft's presumed best pass rusher. 

I distinctly remember hearing Clowney, Garrett, Bosa, and Young all described as "generational." It's likely that only one of those guys lives up to that billing. 

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23 hours ago, predator_05 said:

Wasn't this dude supposed to be a generational talent? What the hell happened to him?

I still remember his hit on some scrub while playing for South carolina:

 

Great hit. But being totally unblocked and blowing up a play in the backfield did not constitute his level of hype. 

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40 minutes ago, slimjasi said:

The "generational talent" moniker gets used every other year to describe the draft's presumed best pass rusher. 

I distinctly remember hearing Clowney, Garrett, Bosa, and Young all described as "generational." It's likely that only one of those guys lives up to that billing. 

Very true. I said something similar in the 'what makes a draft pick a bust' thread...the terms 'great' and even 'good' are thrown around far too liberally.

 

Bosa and garrett have been productive, but clowney had a rough start to his career and never hit double digit sacks.

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CLOWNEY wants to be the next great T i think that the jets should give em what hes asking for a lot of money to bad the jets dont have his money just pay em little by little and if he approves

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15 minutes ago, JetsFanShawn said:

CLOWNEY wants to be the next great T i think that the jets should give em what hes asking for a lot of money to bad the jets dont have his money just pay em little by little and if he approves

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3 hours ago, Bronx said:

No, just another SOJ fan.

How does not liking a FA make one a SOJ fan?

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31 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Crazy how Clowney doesn't want to take top of the market money for the privilege of playing with Baker Mayfield, eh @14 in Green?

I was gonna give you an upvote but apparently that means I’m a “big fan” of you according to somebody 😂 

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1 hour ago, Jets723 said:

I was gonna give you an upvote but apparently that means I’m a “big fan” of you according to somebody 😂 

Who pays that close of attention to people's repping behavior?  lol.

Jealousy is a wasted emotion.

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