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Texans Reportedly “Making A Lot Of Progress” On Jadeveon Clowney Extension

Will the Texans make the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft the highest-paid defender in football sooner rather than later?

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Jadeveon Clowney recently spoke to the media in front of a hot dog truck and said he wants to retire in Houston, which in a way means that he would like to come to terms to an extension that would allow him to continue to play for the Houston Texans. Yet there was no official talks or rumors, at least publicly, about the Texans themselves working on a Clowney extension. It was a one-way street.

How MMQB’s Albert Breer had a paragraph of information in one of his recent stories claiming that yes, the Texans are in fact in talks to extend Clowney, the first tidbit acknowledging the team’s desire to get a deal done that I’m aware of:

Word is the Texans and Jadeveon Clowney are making a lot of progress on a mega-extension. That one will set the floor for what Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack gets, and who knows what it will do to Rams DT Aaron Donald’s earning power.

According to, the Texans have $31,374,056.00 left in cap space to front load a Clowney contract extension. Hopefully the Texans and Clowney can come to an agreement soon so Houston can fill out the rest of its roster for the 2018 season and keep one of the best edge defenders in football terrorizing offenses in a Texans uniform.