The Cleveland Browns are reportedly in the process of arranging a second meeting with free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, according to Josina Anderson.
CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones corroborated that report, while adding that the expectation is that the two parties will come to an agreement on a contract Monday.
Indeed. The belief is both sides will ultimately strike a deal Monday, per sources. https://t.co/l3aAVHSWCm— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) April 11, 2021
Cleveland hosted Clowney three weeks ago, but the sides departed without striking a deal.
The Browns pursued the former first-overall pick last offseason, but Clowney ultimately decided to sign a one-year, $12 million deal with the Tennessee Titans, where he was a disappointment.
Clowney totaled just 19 tackles and four tackles-for-loss and failed to record a sack.
He played just eight games before sitting the second half of the season entirely with a torn meniscus. As a result, Tennessee was one of the league’s worst pass rushing teams with just 19 sacks on the season, the third-fewest in the NFL.
If Cleveland were to sign Clowney, he would potentially form a fearsome pass rushing duo with fellow first-overall pick Myles Garrett.
That hypothetical is contingent on Clowney returning to the form he displayed over his final two years in Houston, where he recorded 19.5 sacks and 37 tackles-for-loss combined.