By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cleveland Browns have re-signed free agent defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday. He has received a one-year contract.
Clowney’s new contract can be up to $11 million should he reach all the incentives in his deal.
The former No. 1 overall pick wanted to remain in Cleveland. He spent the 2021 season with the team.
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He will be reunited with Myles Garrett in the Browns’ defensive front. Both No. 1 overall picks will be coming off the edges to attack their opponents’ quarterbacks.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski will hope that the defensive unit can remain in the Top 15 of all the defensive units in the league. Last season, the Browns gave up 21.8 points per game. That was good for the 13th-best out of 32 teams.
He started 14 games that he played in last season. He had 37 tackles, including 11 tackles for a loss and 19 quarterback hits.
Clowney had 9.0 sacks with two forced fumbles and two pass deflections.
The 9.0 sacks in 2021 were his post in a season since the 2018 season when he had 9.0 sacks with the Houston Texans. It was also one of three seasons that he had 9.0 or more sacks in a season.
In his eight-year career, Clowney has appeared in 97 games, including 88 starts with four NFL teams. He also played for the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans.
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He has had 292 tackles, including 86 tackles for a loss and 105 quarterback hits. Clowney has had 41.0 sacks, including a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2017 with the Texans.
Clowney has also had one interception, which was returned for a touchdown. He also had 12 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, including three returned for touchdowns, and 20 pass deflections.
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