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It’s no longer all in regards to the money this time for Jadeveon Clowney.
The No. 1 total grab within the 2014 NFL Draft has reportedly rejected a huge provide from the Browns, who had been “the most aggressive crew with him financially” and “has offered the most money up to now,” in step with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“I honest appropriate focus on he has balked at going to Cleveland for no topic cause,” Schefter knowledgeable “The Next Stage” on ESPN Cleveland on Wednesday. “I focus on he’s been hesitant to head because if he wasn’t, he would’ve long past already because it’s the most money. It’s the richest provide on the table and he hasn’t taken it.”
Clowney, 27, stays within the marketplace as the most prominent free agent due in immense allotment to his high asking ticket and lingering properly being concerns. The oft-injured defensive extinguish is convalescing from core muscle surgical operation he underwent in February, and though he claims to be healthy now, teams had been unable to evaluate his growth in-person within the center of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t know if other folks focus on I’m exertion because of what I went thru because of the the core or because of previous years,” Clowney stated earlier this month. “I’m willing, I’ll be willing to head on every occasion the time comes. Whoever I sign with will salvage the most attention-grabbing version of me.”
If Schefter’s document is dazzling, the Browns’ provide would possibly per chance perhaps well be very cease to his $21 million-per-year target having already grew to change into down gives from the Dolphins and Seahawks (his ancient crew) worth $18.5 million-per-year and $17 million-per-year, respectively. He is within the hunt for a contract that can perhaps perhaps well build his wage primarily based on top edge rushers like DeMarcus Lawrence — who signed a 5-year, $105 million contract in 2019 — and Khalil Mack — who signed a six-year, $141 million contract in 2018.
“Why [hasn’t Clowney signed with the Browns]? I don’t know,” Schefter mused. “Is that no longer desirous to be in that metropolis? Is that an absence of belief within the organization? I don’t know what it is. But there’s in fact that Cleveland has offered the most money up to now. For no topic cause he has no longer been intelligent to steal it up to now. That doesn’t mean it couldn’t alternate, however it hasn’t changed honest appropriate yet.”
The Dolphins at final signed lower-priced defensive ends Emmanuel Ogbah and Shaq Lawson and the Seahawks signed Benson Mayowa and Bruce Irvin, seemingly 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 percentages of the Jets signing him at this kind of hefty impress is no longer going.
“I honest appropriate don’t stare the Jets committing tremendous money to Clowney,” Costello wrote on Also can honest 14. “It is far no longer how GM Joe Douglas has done substitute this offseason.”