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Cleveland Browns sign Jadeveon Clowney to one-year deal

Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (99) tackles Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney will sign a one-year contract worth up to $10 million to join the Cleveland Browns, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Clowney, who was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, will join fellow former top overall selections Myles Garrett (2017) and Baker Mayfield (2018) on the Browns.

Per reports, Clowney passed his physical on Wednesday morning.

The Browns also were in the hunt for Clowney before the 2020 season, but he instead signed a one-year deal with Tennessee.

Clowney, 28, played just eight games for the Titans before a knee injury ended his season in November and posted the worst numbers of his career since he was a rookie: 19 tackles, no sacks and one forced fumble.

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Clowney spent his first five seasons with the Houston Texans and played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019.

He has recorded 255 tackles (75 for loss), 32 sacks, one interception, nine forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries in 83 career games (74 starts).

Clowney will also join new pass rusher Takk McKinley, who signed a one-year deal worth $4.25 million last month.

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–Field Level Media