NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting the Houston Texans do not plan to extend Jadeveon Clowney this offseason.
As teams plot out their contract extensions, one player expected to play out the final year of his deal is #Texans pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney, I’m told. Barring a significant change, Houston will face the decision next offseason. His health may be as important as production.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2018
With all the good feelings generated by the fact that Clowney reported to camp (unlike contract holdouts and fellow front-seven disruptors from the 2014 NFL Draft Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack), this news may or may not come as a surprise to Clowney and his representation.
Following that report, the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported in mid-June that the Texans might not extend Clowney after all.
Now with Rapoport chiming in from a national angle, we’ll have to wait and see if there’s any change in strategy, temperament, or, well, participation from Clowney himself as the news filters down.
For all we know, Clowney and his reps could very well be aware of this. There’s also always the possibility that the report is simply bunk.
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