Giants Won’t Pursue Jadeveon Clowney

The Giants could use an edge rusher and Jadeveon Clowney remains available, but they’re not interested in the former No. 1 overall pick, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post writes. This jibes with recent comments from GM Dave Gettleman who indicated that he’ll focus on lower-priced options.

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In March, Clowney said that he’d be open to joining the Giants, but that interest hasn’t been reciprocated. Instead, the Giants seem more focused on a reunion with Markus Golden, a cheaper edge rusher who led the team with ten sacks last year. The Giants tethered Golden with the rarely used unrestricted free agent tender, which will bring him back to the club if no one else signs him by July 22. Golden doesn’t have Clowney’s name value, and the advanced metrics aren’t keen on his lack of quarterback pressures last year, but he’d be a better budgetary fit. If no one bites on Golden in the next seven weeks, the Giants would have him back on a one-year, $4.12MM deal.

Last week, we learned that Clowney rejected an offer from the Browns. The Browns are still interested in signing him, just not at his current asking price. That’s more or less the case for every team connected to Clowney, though the Eagles believe that the gap is too large to even consider a pursuit.

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13 comments on “Giants Won’t Pursue Jadeveon Clowney

  1. wagner13

    Clowney and Golden are polar opposites. The former is clearly more effective than the front-line statistics indicate, while the latter lucked his way into ten sacks despite minimal pressure. However, they both overvalue themselves on the open market

  2. Dwindy1

    I can’t wait to see who pays big bucks for Jadeveon… You know in his NFL career he averages 10 games a season and who knows how many games he plays while injured…

    • kaehlaone

      How about you look at recency instead of manipulating the number by using his rookie season six years ago to push an agenda.

      Over the most recent four seasons, he has missed six games total. That’s an average of 14.5 games played per year.

    • Afk711

      At this point no one clearly is. He should get a big 1 year deal which is no risk and all reward.

  3. jessaumodesto

    Why would he even want to play baseball? This is clearly just a gimmick to grab headlines

  4. earmbrister

    Why in the world would the Giants be interested in an overpriced FA? Of course they’re not interested.

  5. Appalachian_Outlaw

    JC: “Hello, Cleveland? Hey, this is Jadaveon. Listen, I was just kidding when I rejected that offer. Turns out, I love Cleveland! No, no… This has nothing to do with NY not returning my calls. Who told you I drove by Dave’s house? I don’t even like blue… Hello? Hello?”

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