Report: Eagles one of five teams interested in DE Jadeveon Clowney
6 May 2020 Eagles News
Could a player who’s not very well liked by the Philadelphia Eagles’ faithful make his way to the Eagles?
According to Fox 26’s Mark Berman in Houston, the Eagles are one of five teams still showing interest in signing Jadeveon Clowney.
Free agent DE Jadeveon Clowney (@clownejd)works at @PlexAthlete in Houston with Plex director @itsdannyarnold. Clowney acknowledges @Seahawks remain on his radar,loved playing there. Other teams expressing interest according to NFL sources incl @Browns, @Ravens, @Titans & @Eagles pic.twitter.com/104lG2XS4b
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) May 6, 2020
The other teams still interested are the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles have the second most cap space in the NFL, but you still have to think, is this worth it?
Clowney was not productive last season whatsoever, there’s no hiding it. He has just three sacks the whole season. We know he was banged up, but still, what does that production warrant on the market?
Do you think he would take a smaller contract, like a one year deal to prove himself again? Ultimately you want to make the most money. Clearly no team is in it to give him a big deal, so if he’s willing to take a smaller one year deal, you’d have to think a place like Philadelphia makes sense.
Besides Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett, the Eagles don’t have proven pass rushers. Josh Sweat is definitely an up and coming player, then after him there’s nothing. For a team that likes to rotate at that position, it’s clear another player still needs to be added into the fold.
This would be a great scenario for a player like a Clowney who has been injured and could see not as many snaps. You get a fully healthy Clowney on just third down, that would be deadly.
Football is a business and it’s always about building the best possible team. With Clowney in the mix, the Eagles defense gets a lot scarier that’s for sure.
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