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Here is how Baker Mayfield reacted to the Jadeveon Clowney signing

Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield was a pretty happy guy after learning about the big move his Cleveland Browns made on Wednesday.

The Browns signed Jadeveon Clowney to a 1-year deal worth up to $10 million.

Mayfield, who turned 26 on Wednesday, wrote on Instagram that the signing was a “nice birthday present.”

You bet it was.

Clowney only had 19 tackles in eight games for Tennessee last season. But he was a much more disruptive force in previous seasons, which he spent mostly with Houston. He also played for Seattle in 2019 and had 31 tackles and three sacks in 13 games.

Clowney should be able to benefit from playing on the same line as Myles Garrett, who attracts extra attention from opposing offensive lines.

The Browns went 11-5 last season and made the second round of the playoffs. Adding Clowney should help them improve as they look to have an even better season.

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Jadeveon Clowney has something to prove after signing with Browns

Jadeveon Clowney

After a pair of lost seasons, Jadeveon Clowney is highly motivated upon joining the Cleveland Browns.

Clowney agreed to a one-year contract with the Browns on Wednesday, ending the team’s yearlong pursuit of the former No. 1 pick. After failing to make the desired impact with the Seahawks and Titans over the past two seasons, Clowney admitted he is highly motivated to prove that he is still elite.

This will be partially dependent on Clowney’s health. A meniscus injury ended his season after just eight games in 2020, and he failed to record a sack with the Titans.

Clowney’s offseason tactics have actually led to questions over whether he even wants to play. It’s clear he does, but the perception of him may change for good if he can’t turn things around in 2021.

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Jadeveon Clowney agrees to one-year deal with Browns

Jadeveon Clowney

The Cleveland Browns have been pursuing Jadeveon Clowney since last offseason, and they have finally landed the star pass-rusher.

Clowney was in Cleveland on Wednesday for a second free agent visit with the Browns, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the two sides have agreed to a deal. Clowney will sign a one-year contract that is worth up to $10 million.

Clowney, 28, played in just eight games last season. The Browns pursued him a year ago before he signed with the Tennessee Titans, and their level of interest did not fade even after Clowney’s disappointing 2020.

The Browns likely believe Clowney can thrive alongside Myles Garrett. Health is always going to be a concern for Clowney, but Cleveland should be a good situation for him if he can stay on the field.

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Jadeveon Clowney appears close to signing with Browns

Jadeveon Clowney

The Cleveland Browns have been aggressive in showing their interest in Jadeveon Clowney this offseason, and it sounds like that interest may be mutual.

Clowney is expected to make a second free agent visit to Cleveland on Monday. According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, the Browns are hoping to get a deal done with the pass-rusher in the near future.

Clowney, 28, played in just eight games last season. The Browns pursued him a year ago before he signed with the Tennessee Titans, and their level of interest did not fade even after Clowney’s disappointing 2020.

The Browns likely believe Clowney could thrive alongside Myles Garrett. Health is always going to be a concern for Clowney, but Cleveland could be a good situation for him if he can stay on the field.

Photo: Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia via CC BY-SA 4.0

Browns want to host Jadeveon Clowney for a second visit

Jadeveon Clowney

The Cleveland Browns are trying to make more of a push to land Jadeveon Clowney in free agency.

The Browns first hosted Clowney for a visit two and a half weeks ago. That visit was said to be exploratory in nature. Josina Anderson reported on Sunday that the Browns want to have a second visit on Monday.

It’s pretty clear that Cleveland wants to sign Clowney, which is no surprise. They pursued him in free agency last year, though Clowney signed with Tennessee.

The 28-year-old played in just eight games last season and did not record a sack. He was a major disappointment for the Titans, but Cleveland does not sound discouraged.

Cleveland could be a good spot for Clowney to rebuild his value. He would be able to play on a line where Myles Garrett would see most of the attention, giving him lots of opportunities to cause damage.

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Jadeveon Clowney visiting Browns as free agent

Jadeveon Clowney

The Cleveland Browns are looking at another big-name upgrade to their defensive line.

Jadeveon Clowney is visiting the Browns’ facility on Wednesday. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggested that the visit was of a more exploratory nature as the two sides get a feel for each other, and nothing appears imminent.

As Rapoport notes, the Browns’ interest in Clowney is not new. In fact, it was reported that they were among his most ardent admirers, but he turned them down at the time and ultimately landed with the Tennessee Titans.

Clowney was limited to eight games in 2020 due to a knee injury, and failed to record a sack. The Browns could be an ideal place for him to reestablish himself as one of the league’s standout pass rushers if he gets to line up opposite Myles Garrett.

Jadeveon Clowney lined up offside on game-clinching defensive play

Jadeveon Clowney offsides

The Tennessee Titans needed a huge defensive play to finish off a tough win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, and they appeared to get a major assist from the officiating crew.

Clinging to a 33-30 lead with 52 seconds remaining, the Titans got pressure on Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew and forced him into a bad throw that was batted at the line of scrimmage and intercepted. That sealed the win for Tennessee, but there was one problem — Jadeveon Clowney should have been flagged for lining up offsides.

Here’s a video of the play:

There’s no way of knowing if that would have changed the outcome of the game. However, the Jags definitely deserved a first down and another shot. Clowney was clearly lined up in the neutral zone.

That certainly wasn’t the first time we’ve seen NFL refs miss an offsides call at a crucial point in a game. The league will be hearing from the Jaguars about that play, and rightfully so.

Jadeveon Clowney reportedly wanted to sign with another team

Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney’s free agent odyssey is finally over. The star defensive lineman joined the Tennessee Titans. But it does not sound like that was his first choice, however.

Albert Breer of The MMQB shared some details of Clowney’s free agency on Sunday. As expected, it appears Clowney was very picky about his team, having turned down multiple $15 million offers because he wasn’t interested in the destination.

Of note, though, is the report that Clowney preferred to go to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens already have a loaded defensive front with Derek Wolfe and Calais Campbell on the edges and the likes of Matthew Judon and standout rookie Patrick Queen at linebacker. Clowney would have been an expensive player who didn’t really fill a need. That may be why the Ravens shied away.

Clowney ended up getting a solid deal from the Titans. If he doesn’t like it there, he’ll be free to test the market again next year.

Report: Ravens also wanted Jadeveon Clowney in sign-and-trade

Jadeveon Clowney

The New Orleans Saints were willing to pull out all the stops to acquire Jadeveon Clowney, but apparently even a sign-and-trade would not have been enough for them to land the star defensive lineman.

Before Clowney signed with the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, the Saints tried to maneuver around the salary cap by getting a second team involved — believed to be the Cleveland Browns. The idea would have been to have the Browns sign Clowney, eat a portion of the contract, and then trade him to New Orleans for a second-round pick. Because the deal would have constituted circumventing the salary cap, the NFL did not allow it.

According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Clowney still would not have ended up in New Orleans even if the NFL approved the sign-and-trade. The Ravens and Jaguars had already approached the league about the same type of deal, where Jacksonville would sign Clowney and then trade him to Baltimore. If the deal was approved, it would have been the Ravens — not the Saints — who pulled it off first.

Many people have criticized the NFL for allowing teams to circumvent the salary cap, and that is true in some instances. However, it clearly works in certain situations as we saw with the Clowney sweepstakes.

Clowney ended up signing a one-year, $13 million deal with the Titans that could be worth up to $15 million with incentives. Given the way things played out, you have to wonder if he regrets taking the advice he was given.

Mike Vrabel reveals when Jadeveon Clowney could make Titans debut

Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney isn’t in the building yet for the Tennessee Titans, but it doesn’t sound like it’ll be long before we see him in action.

Coach Mike Vrabel revealed Monday that the team believes Clowney will be able to play a role in the season opener at Denver next Monday.

The Titans have the advantage of an extra day, since they play Monday night. As long as they get Clowney in quickly, he should be able to play a role. It doesn’t sound like he should be expected to take on a starter’s workload this quickly, though.

Clowney signed a one-year deal with the Titans over the weekend. He hasn’t been in camp, so the team will want to see what kind of shape he’s in before making a final call on his Week 1 availability.