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.