Jadeveon Clowney has made up his mind of not returning to the Houston Texans team and the drama continues. The three-time Pro Bowler wants to move to a better team which tops the NFC charts. The 26-year-old linebacker has not signed the contract extension and is also missing training camp sessions with the Texans.
Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks are two of the contenders team which might have an interest in Clowney. The latest reports suggest that Clowney also met with Miami Dolphins for the discussion of a potential trade deal. It means that Clowney is leaving the Texans and deals with Eagles, Seahawks or Dolphins is confirmed.
Leaving Houston Texans for Sure
Houston Texans are trying their best to convince Clowney to stay but nothing of that sort is working. Jadeveon missed his entire training camp and practice session with the Houston team. The linebacker has even not signed the $15.97 million franchise tag which is necessary to be traded out of the team.
Notes IF Jadeveon Clowney were to be traded:
* Clowney must first sign his franchise tag tender
* He's due $15.97M in cash and counts $15.97M against the cap
* Cannot be extended until after the season
* Just 26 years old
* Has played in 60 of 80 career games with 29.0 sacks
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 27, 2019
Clowney is no way staying with the Texans team as he fired his agent, Bus Cook for not handling the deal negotiations properly. Texans coach Bill O’Brien has also said that they have no idea whether Jadeveon will be back in the team or not. If Clowney doesn’t report to the Houston camp by the end of this week, he can’t play in the Week 1 of NFL 2019 regular season games.
Deals with Eagles, Seahawks or Dolphins
Seattle Seahawks could be the next trade destination for Clowney as they have chances of making it to the playoffs and also need a new player. The Seahawks traded their leader Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs. Philadelphia Eagles could also be one of the options but they already have so many players in defensive side.
#Texans franchised pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney has met in person with #Dolphins coach Brian Flores and other members of the organization’s brass, sources say. There has been speculation that Miami is a possible landing spot.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 27, 2019
when Jadeveon Clowney prefers your team as a destination pic.twitter.com/Y4EqqngSEw
— Grant Goldberg (@GrantGoldberg) August 27, 2019
Miami Dolphins are the most plausible names as Jadeveon Clowney had an in-person meeting with their coach Brian Flores and other top officials. The Dolphins are sort of rebuilding their team and Clowney could be the perfect edge rusher for them.