Raiders Enter Jadeveon Clowney Mix

Add another team to the fluid Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes. The Raiders have made an offer to the free agent edge defender, per The Athletic’s Vic Tafur and Tashan Reed (subscription required).

While the Raiders are interested in the former Texans and Seahawks starter, they are believed to be in a “distant third place.” It is unclear the teams in front of them, but based on the Seahawks and Browns being the only teams connected with Clowney offers, they would add up as the leaders. Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan was the first to report of the Raiders’ Clowney proposal (on Twitter).

Jon Gruden looks to be driving the bus for Clowney in Las Vegas, per Lammey. The Raiders used first- and fourth-round picks to address their defensive end spots last year — in Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby — and have 2018 third-rounder Arden Key and recent free agency addition Carl Nassib set to be role players in this group as well. A three-time Pro Bowler, Clowney profiles as a higher-end talent — even though his sack numbers (32 in six seasons, including just three in 2019) do not match his reputation.

The Browns and Seahawks have both pitched Clowney deals worth around $15MM. Clowney is believed to be on the fence regarding a Cleveland stay, but he has not ruled it out. And the Browns have multiyear and one-year proposals still on the table. It is not known if the Seahawks’ reported offer is still out there, but given Seattle’s pass-rushing depth chart, it would make sense if the team were still trying to bring Clowney back.

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10 comments on “Raiders Enter Jadeveon Clowney Mix

  1. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    Raiders Enter Jadeveon Clowney Mix

    Hahahaha, this is funny
    If the Raiders need anything, they could use a WR or a DB
    However, maybe Clowney could help them.
    I just wonder if the NFL is going to have a season
    I mean where is the Social Distance in Football?
    It’s nowhere to be found

    • wagner13

      Wide receiver? Are you kidding? They already have a surplus at the position with Ruggs, Renfrow, Williams, Edwards, Bowden, Jones, and Doss

      • Lefty_Orioles_Fan

        Well if Josh Gordon can stay off the suspension list, I would rather see him on the Raiders than Clowney

  2. JJB0811

    John will sign anyone who can’t be his ‘own QB’. So he can complain about what he has handed to him. What’s this the 3rd offseason for him and all he’s signed/drafted is bust Marcus M?

    • Ak185

      Um, the Raiders have signed a lot of players this year, I’m not sure what you’re talking about…

      Cory Littleton, Jeff Heath, Carl Nassib, Jason Witten, Prince Amukamara, Nick Kwiatkoski (spelling?), and Marcus Mariota, and that’s just off the top of my head. 2 DBs, 2 LBs, 1 TE, 1 EDGE, and 1 QB. There are probably more that I forgot, and that’s not counting the drafted players. So Gruden might be good or bad, but the Raiders have made a lot of moves this offseason. He spells it “Jon”, by the way.

  3. Appalachian_Outlaw

    Ugh. Why, Jon? Why?!

    Well, actually, I guess it makes sense that a coach who is more hype than ability would be drawn to a player who is more hype than ability.

  4. Phattey

    That’ll be awesome then when ferrel is officially declared a bust we got his replacement already

  5. Appalachian_Outlaw

    The problem is neither of them will produce much. The Raiders should’ve taken Josh Allen, out of Kentucky, at #4. I know they like guys out of those winning programs, for their make-up. Talent being equal, that’s a fine separator. You don’t pass on the better talent though for make-up, unless it’s character issues.

    • JoeBrady

      That’s been a few of them. IMHO, they should’ve drafted Edmunds instead of Miller. And I like Ferrell & Miller, but both were obvious reaches at the time.

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