Free-agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney has actually signed a 1 year handle the Cleveland Browns, it was announced Wednesday.
The offer is worth approximately $10 million, a source told ESPNs Adam Schefter.
Clowney will have an opportunity to flourish playing opposite fellow former No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett.
” Ive been getting double-teamed an awful lot in this league, in my career,” Clowney stated during his virtual press conference. “Im anticipating having fun with somebody dominant on the other side in Myles Garrett who can draw a double-team. Maybe I can go individually more.”
The 28-year-old Clowney went to with the Browns last month, sources informed ESPN, however left Cleveland without an offer. General supervisor Andrew Berry likewise greatly pursued him last season to couple with Garrett, however the three-time Pro Bowler apparently declined Clevelands multiyear contract offer and eventually signed a 1 year, $13 million handle the Tennessee Titans.
” Were thrilled to include Jadeveon to our defensive line,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski stated in a declaration. “Hes a disruptive force that will help us versus the run and the pass. Weve been able to make some nice additions to our defense throughout totally free agency and we are anticipating getting to work, so we can improve our team.”
Clowney struggled in 2020 with Tennessee, completing with 19 takes on and absolutely no sacks in 8 video games prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury in November. He had surgical treatment in December and is expected to be at full health for the start of the 2021 season.
” I feel terrific now,” Clowney said. “Im anticipating this season to prove to guys that Im back healthy and I can still control in this league.”
Over the past three seasons, Clowney has actually ranked fifth in the NFL with a pass rush win rate of 25%, according to ESPN Stats & & Information. Throughout that period, Garrett ranks 3rd, at 26%.
” We love his unrelenting design of play,” Berry said in a declaration. “Hes one of the more disruptive gamers in the video game and we think hes going to include an aspect of durability along our defensive line and will combine nicely with a lot of the people we have on the lineup currently. The other thing we like about Jadeveon is his adaptability, his capability to play all across the front and effect the game no matter his alignment.”
Cleveland already strengthened its pass enter totally free firm last month, signing Takk McKinley to an one-year offer. McKinley had a hard time with injuries last season however ranked seventh in pass rush win rate in 2018, one spot behind Clowney and four behind Garrett that season.
The No. 1 total choice by the Houston Texans in 2014, Clowney can play any position along the defensive front, which makes him important to groups wanting plan versatility. He is a disruptive player as an interior pass-rusher or coming off the edge.
Clowney has 255 takes on (75 for a loss), 86 quarterback hits and 32 sacks in his seven seasons. Over his profession, he has actually handled different knee injuries in addition to groin, elbow, back and Lisfranc injuries.
The Browns now have 3 of the previous 7 No. 1 overall draft badger their roster, including quarterback Baker Mayfield.
ESPNs Jake Trotter and Turron Davenport added to this report.
” Ive been getting double-teamed an awful lot in this league, in my career,” Clowney stated during his virtual news conference. “Im looking forward to playing with somebody dominant on the other side in Myles Garrett who can draw a double-team.” Were excited to include Jadeveon to our protective line,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said in a statement. “Hes one of the more disruptive gamers in the video game and we think hes going to add an element of durability along our defensive line and will pair well with numerous of the guys we have on the lineup currently. The other thing we love about Jadeveon is his adaptability, his capability to play all across the front and effect the video game regardless of his alignment.”