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Report: Jadeveon Clowney won’t get long-term deal, to hold out for ‘major portion’ of training camp

Jesse Reed
Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney hasn’t participated in any of the Houston Texans offseason program as he and the team have attempted to work out a long-term deal.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, that deal won’t be coming before the July 15th deadline, and Clowney will play the 2019 season under the $15.9 million franchise tag. Additionally, Wilson reports Clowney will “likely” miss “at least a major portion of camp” but will not hold out during the regular season.

None of this comes as a huge surprise. Clowney was hoping to land a mega-deal like the ones inked this offseason by Demarcus Lawrence and Frank Clark. Instead, he’ll have to content himself with a one-year fully-guaranteed contract that isn’t as much per year than those guys are getting on their long-term deals.

So, without the long-term security of a boatload of guaranteed cash, he’ll protect his body from the rigors of training camp and work toward landing his desired deal next year, either in Houston or somewhere else.