Report: Browns interested in star DE Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney
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The market for Seattle Seahawks edge pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney has not really been on par with his asking price.

It has forced the three-time Pro Bowler and former No. 1 overall pick to potentially seek a short-term deal and hit free agency next March.

According to this report from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, there’s another squad interested in Clowney’s services. That comes in the form of the Cleveland Browns and new general manager Andrew Berry. Fowler also notes that the Seahawks’ offer to Clowney is not what he wants.

Cleveland would be an interesting fit in that Berry got a first-hand look at Clowney’s talents in the AFC South when he was a member of the division-rival Indianapolis Colts front office.

Clowney, 27, recorded just three sacks during an injury-plagued first season in Seattle. That came on the heels of him recording a combined 59 quarterback hits and 24.5 sacks with Houston from 2016-18, earning a Pro Bowl appearance each season.

Cleveland could use edge pass rush help to team up with current starters Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon. Specifically, Garrett and Clowney would be an elite duo.