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SportJadeveon Clowney, Texans not close on deal; star DE to skip offseason program

16:16  15 april  2019
16:16  15 april  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Now that Jadeveon Clowney is a pending unrestricted free agent, a potentially thorny Jadeveon Clowney 's pending free agency is one of the major storylines of the Texans ' offseason . The Texans ’ ultimate goal is to sign Clowney to a long-term deal , but the franchise tag provides them with

Clowney dealt with several knee injuries in his first two seasons . He played in all 16 So far in training camp, Jadeveon Clowney has participated in a handful of team drills but has spent Paying Clowney could be complicated, given the money the Texans have committed to defensive end J.J

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Jadeveon Clowney is still waiting on his new contract.

According to the Houston Chronicle, which cited unidentified league sources, the star linebacker and the Texans aren't close to negotiating a new deal and aren’t expected to have one done any time soon.

As a result, Clowney will be absent when the team starts its offseason program Monday at NRG Stadium.

Per the NFL collective bargaining agreement, he is not required to attend any offseason activities.

The Texans placed the non-exclusive franchise designation worth $15.967 million on Clowney last month with the intention of eventually working out a long-term deal. He became an unrestricted free agent when the new league year began, but has been vocal about wanting to stay in Houston.

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When the Texans entered the offseason , two of their goals were to sign linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Benardrick McKinney to contract extensions. He missed the on-field part of the offseason program to rehab a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery in January.

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However, the Texans should be prepared to pay. The Bears signed linebacker Khalil Mack to a six-year deal worth $141 million and the Rams locked up their NFL Defensive Player of the Year by inking defensive tackle Aaron Donald to a six-year deal worth $135 million.

Most recently, the Cowboys signed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to a five-year, $105 million contract that includes $65 million guaranteed, a $25 million signing bonus and an average salary of $21 million per year.

Clowney, 26, has spent his entire career with the Texans after being selected out of South Carolina with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft. The All-Pro defender has logged 29 sacks and five forced fumbles en route to three consecutive Pro Bowl selections during his career.

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