Report: Jets have no interest in Jadeveon Clowney
After he was traded from the Seahawks to the Jets, Bradley McDougald said he’d love to see the Jets sign his Seattle teammate Jadeveon Clowney, and said Clowney told him he loves the idea. But the Jets apparently don’t love the idea: The Jets have no interest in Clowney, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN. [more]But the Jets apparently don’t love the idea: The Jets have no interest in Clowney, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.
New Jets safety Bradley McDougald says he’d love to have former teammate Jadeveon Clowney join him in New Jersey. Unfortunately for the ex-Seahawks, the Jets "have no interest" in reuniting them, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. © Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Jadeveon Clowney to the Jets isn't going to happen.
This isn’t the first time that the Jets have been linked to the former No. 1 overall pick. In April, Clowney indicated that he’d like to join up with Gang Green. The Jets have yet to reciprocate those warm feelings, even though they could certainly use an upgrade on the edge.
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The Seahawks have been pursuing Jadeveon Clowney all offseason, but they might have to give up now.Seattle has been trying to bring back pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney all offseason. The Seahawks traded for Clowney last year, and he played in 13 games for the franchise. He became a free agent after the season and still hasn't decided on a new team. The Seahawks wanted to bring him back, but the move for Adams might have ended their pursuit.
One could argue that the Jets have even bigger fish to fry than the edge rush unit, including their cornerback situation. They could have enough cap space to sign Clowney and address their other holes, but Jets ownership reportedly asked GM Joe Douglas to tamp down costs earlier this year. That mandate came before the pandemic, so there’s even less wiggle room for Douglas to work with now. The trade that brought McDougald to the Jets and shipped star Jamal Adams to the Seahawks further underscores their approach to spending.
Clowney’s asking price has dropped since the start of free agency, and it could fall a bit further as September draws near. Still, the Jets have no plans to get involved. As it stands, the Jets project to start Quinnen Williams and Henry Anderson on the bookends with Harvey Langi and Jordan Jenkins at the outside linebacker spots.
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Training camps are going on around the NFL, though it doesn’t really seem like it. Preseason was supposed to start with the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, but the entire preseason has been wiped out due to coronavirus concerns. As teams were reporting to camp, the Bears continued to say that the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles was a true competition. Bears coach Matt Nagy said everything the quarterbacks do in practice is evaluated, down to the checks at the line of scrimmage, but there will be far fewer chances to watch them. Nagy said the coaches are planning on as many competitive drills in practice as possible.
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The most intimidating players in the NFL
At its core, football is a game where teams aim to strike fear in the opposition. Even in the modern-day NFL, teams can win a lot of games by imposing their will physically on the opponents.However, intimidation comes in forms other than just physicality. Great players who cause matchup problems can strike just as much fear in opposing teams as the ones who can physically hurt them.With that in mind, here are the NFL's most intimidating players:
Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
Donald isn’t the most physically gifted NFL player, but his quickness and athleticism make him one of the best pass rushers in the league. He has only 3.0 sacks through six games this season, but he’s getting double and triple teamed after having won each of the last two Defensive Player of the Year Awards. Donald led the league with 20.5 sacks in 2018.
J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
The 30-year-old has been intimidating the opposition for this entire decade, amassing 96 sacks in 110 games. He has five seasons with at least 10 sacks and two years with 20.5 sacks. Watt is one of only two players to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award three times.
Ndamukong Suh, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, Suh still is considered by some as one of the meanest and dirtiest players in the NFL. His mean streak has often gotten him in trouble with penalties, but very few players have struck more fear in offensive players than Suh this decade. He has 56.5 sacks in 148 career games and scored his first touchdown since his rookie season in Week 4 against the Rams.
Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns
While the Browns aren’t living up to their offseason hype, Garrett has been everything he was expected to be coming out of Texas A&M as the 2017 No. 1 overall pick. Garrett posted 13.5 sacks in his second season and leads the NFL with 9.0 sacks through Week 6. He is also earning the reputation in 2019 as a nasty, and maybe even a little bit dirty, player because he’s earned multiple penalties in the first two months of the season.
Jadeveon Clowney, Seattle Seahawks
Ever since his massive hit against Michigan's running back in the Outback Bowl, Clowney has been striking fear in the opposition. He is still searching for his first 10-sack season, but his mix of size, speed and strength has rarely been duplicated, making him one of the most feared pass rushers in the NFL.
Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears
Mack won the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2016, but he became somewhat of an afterthought despite 10.5 sacks with a below-average Raiders team in 2017. But after his trade to Chicago, Mack rightfully earned the reputation once again as one of the biggest defensive difference makers in the league. Posting double-digit sacks in each of the last four years, he’s a matchup problem for anyone.
Von Miller, Denver Broncos
The 30-year-old became the fourth-fastest player to 100 sacks when he reached the milestone in his 124th game during Week 4. Miller has posted at least 10 sacks in every season in which he’s played at least 10 games since 2011. He can embarrass any opponent with a huge defensive play at any time — just ask Cam Newton.
Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
This season, Kuechly became the fastest player to 1,000 tackles to start a career. He’s been an absolute tackling machine, posting an average of about 140 tackles per season. There hasn’t been anyone in the middle of a defense better than Kuechly this decade.
Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts
Nelson might be the most underrated nasty player in the league. He doesn’t get many highlight reels because he plays guard, but Nelson is the blue-collared, no-nonsense NFL player from yesteryear who has helped quickly transform the Colts offensive line from one of the weakest to one of the most physically imposing in the league. Colts linebacker Anthony Walker told The Athletic in August, “I’m not gonna lie. If I was a linebacker from another team, I’d be scared of Quenton Nelson. I wouldn’t mess with that dude.” Enough said. He’s on the list.
Taylor Lewan, Tennessee Titans
There isn’t an offensive tackle in the NFL with a bigger mean streak. His nastiness has led to one ejection and a few different fines in his career. Of course, his 6-foot-7 and 309-pound frame helps make him pretty intimidating as well.
Richie Incognito, Oakland Raiders
Incognito bullied a teammate so badly that the Dolphins suspended him for misconduct detrimental to the team. While that’s certainly nothing to brag about, it alone lands him on this list. Incognito isn’t exactly friendly to the opposition on the field either.
Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
Fournette is known more as a bruising running back, but he ran a 4.51 40-yard dash before the 2017 NFL Draft as well. His physicality and speed easily make him one of the most feared backs in the league. Fournette has 584 rushing yards in six games and is averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
Barkley has missed the last couple of games due to injury but he is expected to return soon. As long as he’s healthy, he easily makes any list like this because of his unique mix of elusiveness and toughness. Barkley is averaging 6.4 yards per carry this year and 5.2 yards per rush through 19 career games.
George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Outside of fantasy football, Kittle probably isn’t well known, but many have argued he’s already better than Kelce. The 26-year-old is also a matchup problem because of his strength and athleticism, but he likes run blocking even better, and he excels at it like no other elite pass-catching tight end in the league. Kittle set a tight end record with 1,377 receiving yards while averaging 15.6 yards per catch last year.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Standing at 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, Jones ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at the 2011 NFL Combine. Maybe he doesn’t still run that fast, but he’s a matchup issue for any cornerback. He can outrun defenders with speed or overpower them with his size. Jones has led the league in receiving twice and receptions once during his incredible nine-year career.
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterbacks don’t normally land on most intimidating lists, but players can scare the opposition in other ways besides physically. There isn’t a player who worries an opposing coaching staff more than Mahomes. Posting more than 5,000 passing yards and 50 touchdowns as a first-year starter will do that. Before suffering a knee injury that will keep him out of at least the next three games, Mahomes was on pace for even better numbers as he has 2,180 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and only one interception in seven games this season.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots
Like Mahomes, Brady doesn’t scare anyone physically, but there’s a mystique around playing the Patriots, especially in Foxborough. The Patriots are 66-9 at home this decade during the regular season, and Brady is obviously a big reason why. Having so many Super Bowl rings that they don’t fit on one hand will intimidate anyone.
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