Texans unsigned franchise player Jadeveon Clowney is still away from the team and rumblings are starting to pick up. Here’s the latest on the former No. 1 overall pick…
- Frustrated with how things are going, Clowney recently fired longtime agent Bus Cook, according to the Houston Chronicle.
- The Dolphins are “very” interested in trading for Clowney, according to the Houston Chronicle, but making a trade is a bit complicated.
- Here’s why: Clowney is yet to sign his franchise tender. If Houston agreed to a trade, Clowney would have to approve the deal.
- Keep in mind that Clowney can’t negotiate a new deal. The deadline to sign franchise tagged players to long-term extensions passed in July. So if a team trades for Clowney, he can bolt after the season in free agency. A second franchise tag is the only control they would have.
- NFL Network reported that Clowney has met in person with Dolphins coach Brian Flores and other members of the team’s brass.
- According to the Houston Chronicle, Clowney prefers to be traded to Philadelphia or Seattle.
- The Dolphins are not Clowney’s preferred destination and Miami is NOT willing to include offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil in a deal, according to the Houston Chronicle.
- More from the Houston Chronicle: The Texans are “determined” to trade Clowney and would be “reasonable” in any potential trade.
- The Texans engaged with teams on Clowney in the spring. The belief then was that he could be had for a second-round pick, according to the MMQB.
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