Browns and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney agree to a 1-year deal


CLEVELAND (WJW/AP) — Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and the Cleveland Browns have agreed to a deal.

It’s reportedly for one year.

Clowney had previously visited with the Browns this year, and the team was reportedly aggressively pursuing the free agent.

“We’re excited to add Jadeveon to our defensive line,” coach Kevin Stefanski said in a statement. “He’s a disruptive force that will help us against the run and the pass. We’ve been able to make some nice additions to our defense throughout free agency and we are looking forward to getting to work, so we can improve our team.”

The Browns offered Clowney a multi-year contract last year before he signed with the Tennessee Titans, where the player had only one sack and played in eight games before undergoing season-ending knee surgery.

FILE – In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) looks on during an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia. The Browns are taking another run at Jadeveon Clowney. The free agent defensive end visited Cleveland on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 reviving a courtship that began last year before the No. 1 overall pick in 2014 signed with the Tennessee Titans. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sides couldn’t meet last year.(AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)

Coming to Cleveland, the 28-year-old Clowney will pair nicely with All-Pro defensive end Myles Garret, giving the Browns two of the NFL’s best edge rushers on the same line.

The Bowns/Clowney 1-year deal is said to be worth up to $10 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Before coming to the Titans, Clowney had previously played for the Seattle Seahawks and Houston Texans. He also played for the University of South Carolina, which is in his home state, before going No. 1 in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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