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Jadeveon Clowney still wants to return to Seahawks, in ‘no rush’ to sign

Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney is arguably the only free agent remaining on the market who has the ability to change the face of a defense, but the star pass-rusher has yet to receive a contract offer he deems worthy of accepting. While he is still open to returning to the Seattle Seahawks, Clowney insists he remains in no rush to sign a deal.

Clowney had nothing but positive things to say about the Seahawks in an interview with FOX 26 in Houston on Tuesday. He said he loves the coaching staff and players in Seattle and is still hopeful the two sides can reach an agreement.

“I hope we can work something out if anything happens,” Clowney said, via Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. “I did like it up there. I love Russ (Russell Wilson). I love all the guys I played with. J. Reed (Jarran Reed), B. Jack (Branden Jackson), all them boys in my (defensive) room. I respect them guys.”

Clowney insists he is fully health after undergoing surgery to address a sports hernia injury after the season. The former No. 1 pick admitted his history of injuries has impacted the free agent process “a little more than I expected,” but he said his health is not going to be an issue heading into the 2020 season.

Seahawks GM John Schneider said recently that he has not ruled out re-signing Clowney, but Seattle likely wants Clowney back at a team-friendly price. Clowney says he has received “a few” offers and is in no hurry to accept one.

“I know what’s going on in the world,” the 27-year-old said. “It’s a slow process until teams can see me, and see what I got and can give me physicals and everything. So I ain’t in no rush. I’m just waiting on the right opportunity.”

The Seahawks are among two teams that have reportedly made multiple offers to Clowney. It’s hard to imagine the dollar amounts increasing much as the offseason progresses, especially with so much uncertainty surrounding the start of the season and future revenue. At this point, Clowney returning to Seattle does not seem at all unrealistic.

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