Can the Seahawks nonetheless signal Jadeveon Clowney? Jamal Adams certain hopes so

The Seahawks made an enormous transfer on Saturday in trading for safety Jamal Adams, however have they got one other deal up their sleeve?

Seattle has been making an attempt to deliver again pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney all offseason. The Seahawks traded for Clowney final 12 months, and he performed in 13 video games for the franchise. He grew to become a free agent after the season and nonetheless hasn’t selected a brand new workforce. The Seahawks wished to deliver him again, however the transfer for Adams would possibly have ended their pursuit.

ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler appeared on “SportsCenter” Sunday morning and defined why Clowney to Seattle is unlikely to occur.

“(The Seahawks) flirted with bringing again Jadeveon Clowney, the free agent cross rusher, just about all offseason,” Fowler mentioned. “However I am informed that with this Adams deal, that every one however closes the ebook on Clowney. As a result of they want that $15 million or in order that they might have given him to construction a deal for Adams.”

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In accordance with Spotrac, the Seahawks have just below $17 million of cap house remaining. As Fowler notes, most of that cash will have to be spent on Adams’ contract extension. And again in March, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported Clowney was looking for a contract price $20 million per 12 months.

It is nonetheless attainable if Clowney is keen to play for considerably lower than he needs, and it seems Adams is hoping that is the case. Throughout a session on Instagram Stay, Adams informed Clowney he “would possibly as properly keep” in Seattle.

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Again in June on the NFL Draft Insiders Podcast, Pro Football Network’s Tony Pauline reported the Seahawks aren’t in Clowney’s desired touchdown spots. Pauline mentioned Clowney’s prime two groups he was excited about had been the Cowboys and Saints. However he additionally mentioned Clowney could be keen to signal a one-year deal.

“What I’m informed proper now by folks in his camp is that Clowney could be simply as completely satisfied signing a one-year cope with a playoff-contending workforce versus, say, signing a three-year cope with a middle-of-the-road franchise,” Pauline mentioned. “If he can get a good one-year deal from a workforce that was within the playoffs, from a workforce that he may assist take to the subsequent degree, I’m informed he could be very completely satisfied to try this.”

Nonetheless, Pauline mentioned Clowney wanted a “first rate one-year deal.” With Seattle’s present cap construction and need to increase Adams, a positive contract with Clowney is unlikely. And that is why Fowler believes Seattle’s pursuit of Clowney is actually over.