Seahawks to trade for Jadeveon Clowney

Seahawks to trade for Jadeveon Clowney

Brian Gaine was sacked on June 7 and the promotion of salary-cap manager Chris Olsen to interim GM didn't help with the Clowney negotations.

The Bill O'Brien regime (since the Texans are now flying without a general manager) is behaving as if it has limitless time to craft the next version of the Houston Texans. Clowney has not yet reported to the team or signed his franchise tag tender, leading to what seems to have been bitterness between the Texans and the Seahawks.

The fact that the team trading for Clowney can't sign him to a multi-year contract makes Clowney less valuable than he otherwise would be.

The two players the Texans got back aren't exactly notable. They traded Frank Clark to Kansas City, lost Earl Thomas to Baltimore, and Jarran Reed is suspended the first six games of the season. He's now in a contract battle with the Texans and could be traded.

Clowney wants to be paid in the same range as Khalil Mack or Aaron Donald, Wilson said. Clowney reportedly thought he should have been paid like a defensive end, which would have netted him $17.13 million compared to an outside linebacker at $15.97 million.

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The Seahawks were projected to have two third-round picks in 2020, including a compensatory selection for letting Earl Thomas walk in free agency, and 10 picks in all.

The Houston Texans and Jadeveon Clowney have been in a standoff since the team franchise-tagged Clowney earlier this offseason.

If Clowney's holdout had continued through the season, the Texans would have received a compensatory draft pick, expected to be in the third round, if he walked. The Texans do have playoff hopes, and would be far better off with Clowney.

The Dolphins, however, have asked for another high draft pick to sweeten the deal, per the report, which added that the team is not shopping Tunsil but could be bowled over by an offer for him.

As colleague Armando Salguero reported, the Dolphins consider themselves the leader in the Clowney sweepstakes. But Clowney's presence allowed Watt to take advantage of not seeing as many double-teams.

The problem for Houston was that Clowney held nearly all the leverage in the situation. It had been coming for weeks after Houston's star pass rusher refused to report to the team's training cmap. But by waiting, all it means is the Texans are worse today than they should be.

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