Texans place franchise tag on Jadeveon Clowney

The Houston Texans are keeping their dilapidated No. 1 overall pass rusher for at the least one extra season.
The Texans positioned the franchise brand on Jadeveon Clowney, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. The crew later confirmed the details.

“This day, we positioned the franchise brand on Jadeveon Clowney, however our purpose is to proceed to work along with his representation on a protracted-term contract,” frequent manaher Brian Gaine said in a assertion. “This provides us each one more to proceed to originate so.”
The switch became once expected with all aspects unable to agree on a multi-365 days deal.
Facets have except July 15 to hammer out a protracted-term resolution.
The non-queer brand permits Clowney to negotiate with one other crew doubtlessly, however Houston would acquire support two first-spherical picks in compensation. It is no longer expected a crew would fork over two first-rounders for Clowney.
When the Texans formally announced the brand application, they defined Clowney as a “DE/OLB.” It is unclear for the time being which location the crew will formally pay him as. The defensive terminate brand sits at $17.128 million for one 365 days. The linebacker gentle is value $15.443 million.
After injuries curtailed Clowney’s manufacturing to begin his career, the dilapidated No. 1 overall clutch has compiled 18.5 sacks over the past two seasons. Along with his ruin history, the Texans could presumably exhaust the brand season for the pass-rusher to assert he can terminate healthy once extra.

Clowney has now recorded at the very least 58 pressures in every of the relaxation 3 seasons. pic.twitter.com/kakhgG5ZtV— Pro Football Focus (@PFF)
March 4, 2019

Clowney is one among loads of would-be free agent pass rushers who are expected to acquire slapped with the franchise brand forward of Tuesday’s closing date.

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