After spending all offseason on the open market, Jadeveon Clowney has agreed to signal with the Tennessee Titans on a one-year deal, the team announced. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Clowney’s deal is price $12 million and has a max worth of $15 million. Clowney shall be reunited in Tennessee with Mike Vrabel, who was on the Houston Texans’ workers throughout Clowney’s first three seasons. Vrabel not too long ago confirmed that the Titans had reached out to Clowney’s agent. 

According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the Seattle Seahawks continued to watch Clowney’s state of affairs, however did not really feel like they have been actually within the dialogue in direction of the tip of the debacle. That $12 million wage was the very higher fringe of their consolation zone, and it actually appeared like Clowney was no less than going to get that. The New Orleans Saints additionally needed to land Clowney and even reportedly spent the latter a part of the week speaking to some veterans on their roster about remodeling contracts to create cap room. New Orleans was making an attempt to speak Clowney into becoming a member of the Saints for much less as they once more gear up for a Tremendous Bowl run throughout what is taken into account to be Drew Brees’ final season. 

Whereas his desired annual wage was speculated on all through the offseason, Clowney has by no means had greater than $12 million “on the desk” throughout his negotiations, according to CBS NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. La Canfora added that, whereas the Titans have been probably the most constant participant all through the method, the Browns have been additionally providing Clowney across the $12 million he was reportedly aiming for. As beforehand talked about, the Saints had made a push to signal Clowney earlier than the beginning of the common season and Seattle was within the background protecting tabs on Clowney, who performed effectively throughout his solely season with the membership. 

After accidents worn out most of his rookie season, Clowney, the No.1 general choose within the 2014 draft, bounced again in 2015, recording 4.5 sacks and eight tackles for loss in 13 video games (9 begins). Clowney earned the primary of three consecutive Professional Bowl choices in 2016 whereas turning into a daily starter on the Texans’ protection. Throughout that span, Clowney averaged simply over eight sacks, 53 tackles and 18 tackles per loss per season. He additionally pressured 4 fumbles whereas recovering six pressured fumbles. 

Clowney put up stable numbers in 2019, his solely season in Seattle. Whereas his three sacks have been his lowest complete in a season since his rookie 12 months, Clowney posted a career-high 4 pressured fumbles whereas returning one in every of his two fumble recoveries for a landing. He additionally returned his first profession interception for a landing. Clowney additionally performed effectively in Seattle’s two playoff video games, recording 1.5 sacks, 9 tackles and three tackles for loss. 

Clowney is becoming a member of a Titans crew that’s trying to construct off of their spectacular run to the AFC Championship Recreation this previous January. This offseason, the Titans got here to phrases with Ryan Tannehill on a four-year extension. Additionally they got here to phrases on an extension for Derrick Henry, final 12 months’s dashing champion. 

Tennessee additional bolstered its roster in the course of the draft, spending the twenty ninth general choose on Isaiah Wilson to assist fill the outlet left by Jack Conklin at proper sort out. The Titans have been capable of purchase former LSU Tiger Kristian Fulton, one of many top-ranked defensive backs within the draft, with the 61st general choose. 

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