The defender might be gearing up for a move. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Three-time Pro Bowl edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney seemingly overvalued himself heading into free agency last month. It came after an injury-plagued initial season with the Seattle Seahawks that saw Clowney record all of three sacks.

This led to speculation that the former No. 1 overall pick would return to the Pacific Northwest on a short-term deal.

That’s no longer the case. According to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, the chances of Clowney re-signing in Seattle are “slim to none.”

This isn’t terribly good news for a Seahawks squad in need of as much pass-rush help as they can get. Seattle brought back former first-round pick Bruce Irvin in free agency after he spent the past several seasons away from the team.

All of this seems to suggest that Seattle will target a pass rusher in the first round of this month’s NFL Draft.

As it relates to Clowney, the market for his services seems to be heating up with a surprise team throwing its hat into the ring. Something should get done before the above-mentioned draft.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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Can you name the non-QBs to get drafted No. 1 overall since 1967?
2017 / CLE / DE
Myles Garrett
2014 / HOU / DE
Jadeveon Clowney
2013 / KC / OT
Eric Fisher
2008 / MIA / OT
Jake Long
2006 / HOU / DE
Mario Williams
2000 / CLE / DE
Courtney Brown
1997 / STL / OT
Orlando Pace
1996 / NYJ / WR
Keyshawn Johnson
1995 / CIN / RB
Ki-Jana Carter
1994 / CIN / DT
Dan Wilkinson
1992 / IND / DT
Steve Emtman
1991 / DAL / DT
Russell Maryland
1988 / ATL / LB
Aundray Bruce
1986 / TB / RB
Bo Jackson
1985 / BUF / DE
Bruce Smith
1984 / NE / WR
Irving Fryar
1982 / NE / DE
Kenneth Sims
1981 / NO / RB
George Rogers
1980 / DET / RB
Billy Sims
1979 / BUF / LB
Tom Cousineau
1978 / HOU / RB
Earl Campbell
1977 / TB / RB
Ricky Bell
1976 / TB / DE
Lee Roy Selmon
1974 / DAL / DE
Ed Jones
1973 / HOU / DE
John Matuszak
1972 / BUF / DE
Walt Patulski
1969 / BUF / RB
O.J. Simpson
1968 / MIN / OT
Ron Yary
1967 / BAL / DE
Bubba Smith

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