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SportJadeveon Clowney still not close on a deal with Texans

16:15  12 june  2019
16:15  12 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Jadeveon Davarus Clowney (/dʒəˈdɛviɒn/ jə-DEV-ee-on; born February 14, 1993) is an American football outside linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He graduated from South Pointe High School in Rock Hill

The Houston Texans and Jadeveon Clowney aren’t closing in on a deal to keep the defensive star in Texas long-term, but general manager Brian Gaine isn’t worried. After placing the franchise tag on Clowney to ensure that he’ll be with the team this fall, Gaine is still confident that they can keep the

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Jadeveon Clowney was absent for the start of Houston's three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and plans to stay away from the Texans until he gets his new contract.

According to the Houston Chronicle, which cited unidentified league sources not authorized to speak publicly, the star linebacker/defensive end is expected to miss the entire offseason and at least a portion of training camp before likely reporting prior to the start of the regular season.

Clowney has yet to sign his $15.967 million franchise tender and would further forfeit $939,235 each week he sits out beginning in September.

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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 Texans have offered to place a franchise tag on their former No. 1 pick, while Clowney has been adamant about receiving a new deal worth close to Despite the ongoing negotiation, there is still some time for both Jadeveon Clowney and the Houston Texans to come to term on a new contract.

"No, as you know, he's been franchised," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday. "He's not here [today]. It is what it is. The situation is what it is."

Despite his absence, O'Brien has expressed confidence that Clowney is still working out while he's away from the team.

"I have every belief and trust that JD is working on his own and getting ready for whenever he does decide to show up," O'Brien said. "JD has played good football for us. He knows what it takes to be ready for training camp and stuff like that."

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.

He has 18.5 sacks and three forced fumbles over the past two seasons.

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