Titans HC: I Haven’t Talked To Jadeveon Clowney

The Titans have been heavily connected to Jadeveon Clowney, but we haven’t heard much on that front in recent days. When head coach Mike Vrabel was asked the edge rusher on Thursday, he indicated that nothing is imminent.

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[I haven’t] talked to JD personally,” Vrabel said in an interview on SiriusXM (transcript via PFT). “I would say Jon and I continue to evaluate the roster and the available free agents. As of now, I would say that nothing is off the table but nothing is certainly on the table either. He’s not on the team.”

If the Titans were on the cusp of a deal with Clowney, he probably would have spoken directly with their head coach by now. Of course, that doesn’t mean that Clowney and his agent haven’t been in touch with GM Jon Robinson or other folks from Tennessee’s front office. In fact, last month, Robinson confirmed that he’s touched base with Clowney’s camp.

The Titans came into the offseason with edge help on their to-do list and they addressed it – at least, partially – by signing former Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley to a one-year deal. In the draft, they focused on other areas and only used one of their six selections on the D-Line. NC State’s Larrell Murchison could turn out to be a fine player, but he plays on the interior, and the fifth-round pick doesn’t offer the same kind of difference-making potential as Clowney.

The Clowney/Titans chatter figures to continue for a while, especially given his history with Vrabel. Vrabel coached him in Houston, guiding him to his best season ever in 2017. In that campaign, Clowney notched a career-high 9.5 sacks en route to his second of three Pro Bowl appearances.

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8 comments on “Titans HC: I Haven’t Talked To Jadeveon Clowney

  1. JJB0811

    Getting the feeling that no NFL team wants to pay him more than $10m/annually & on a short 1-2 year deal. Whether it’s stats or health issues; he’s just not wanted.

    • iamhector24

      It’s reminding me of Puig. Still in the prime of his career, still productive, still shocked there’s nothing done.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I think he can get more than $10M annually if he stays away from social media and let’s his agent handle the negotiations. If he starts ranting on Twitter he’ll just sabotage his value like all the others do.

  2. seth3120

    While he and his agent overplayed their hand he wreaks havoc on the passing game regardless of his low sack totals. There’s a reason Seattle wanted him back but like I said he was asking too much. It’ll cost him some money in terms of 2020 dollars and length of contract/guaranteed dollars but I suspect someone will make some cap room and he’ll sign a one year deal for around 12-15 and try to get a deal closer to what he was seeking next offseason. But if he had played it smarter he’d have gotten that deal this offseason

  3. AstrosKLC

    Too many teams are afraid he’ll quit on the field or get another injury once he gets that big money. He’s a conundrum not worth taking a long term investment on.

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