One year later, the Cleveland Browns have landed Jadeveon Clowney. The former No. 1 overall pick has signed with the Browns, per multiple reports, after a lengthy stay on the free agent market.
Clowney picked the Titans over the Browns and Saints last season. It was a one-year stay in Nashville for Clowney, who saw his season derailed by injury.
The #Browns are signing free agent pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney to a 1-year deal after he passed his physical, sources say, landing a player who has been a target of Cleveland’s for years. Fresh off a lost season in 2020, Clowney has high hopes with his new team.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 14, 2021
Clowney appeared in eight games as a Titans, registering zero sacks and 19 tackles. He was credited with six quarterback hits and four tackles for loss in 2020. The former Texan and Seahawk inked a one-year deal with Titans during training camp, worth up to $13 million. Now 28 years old, his deal with Cleveland this season is worth up to $10 million.
Clowney will now play opposite of Myles Garrett, perhaps freeing him up to make some noise without the spotlight on him during every snap. It’s an interesting move for Cleveland, which established themselves as one of the up and coming teams in the AFC last season.
For the Titans, they’ll move on from Clowney to Bud Dupree, who signed a five-year, $82 million deal with the team last month. Dupree will be the main pass rusher off of the edge for Tennessee, paired with Harold Landry on the other side.