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 new general manager Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns. Fowler also notes that the Seahawks’ offer to Clowney is not what he wants.
From @SportsCenter earlier: Cleveland Browns have shown interest in Jadeveon Clowney, and some people around league believe Cleveland got closer with Clowney than other suitors, though nothing ultimately happened from recent talks. Seattle's offer hasn't been what Clowney wants.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 4, 2020
Cleveland would be an interesting fit since 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.