NFL Free Agency 2021: Pass Rusher Jadeveon Clowney Visits the Cleveland Browns

Published 03/24/2021, 6:52 PM EDT
Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) is tackled by Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (99) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


The 28-year-old Jadeveon Clowney spent the 2020 NFL season with AFC South franchise Tennessee Titans. He signed a one-year deal with Mike Vrabel’s team worth a reported $12 million. However, he could only manage 8 starts after ending the season in November with a nasty knee injury.

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Sep 20, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) cuts back from Tennessee Titans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (99) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

The former Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks man recorded 0 sacks and 6 QB hits last season. But he was a constant menace to the opposition defense and showed glimpses of his talent until that unfateful injury. He is currently part of the NFL free agency pool along with some interesting options at pass rusher.

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The latest team to give Clowney a trial is Kevin Stefanski’s Cleveland Browns.

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NFL insider Ian Rapoport was the first to report that AFC North franchise Cleveland Browns is displaying an interest in the experienced NFL pass rusher, Jadeveon Clowney. The former 2014 first-overall pick spent time with Seattle Seahawks and the Titans in recent years.

He is currently recovering from a knee injury and is eager to make a comeback with a strong NFL franchise in 2021. The Browns are joining the race for his signature, however, nothing is confirmed yet.

Surely he will make a fine addition in Ohio playing along with some promising young stars like Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, and Nick Chubb. Plus, the Browns already brought in a promising pass rusher last week by signing former Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Takk McKinley to a one-year contract worth $4.25 million.

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Who remembers the time Clowney showed up on The Jimmy Fallon Show and did the 40-yard dash along with his host? If you don’t, here’s a refresher.

Another team that will try to move for Clowney in 2021 is the AFC East franchise, Miami Dolphins. Coach Brian Flores tried to sign Clowney in 2020, but he eventually agreed on a deal with the Titans.

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But after an underwhelming time in Nashville, the Dolphins could pounce on their defensive target in order to bolster their own playoff hopes in 2021.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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