Texans don’t have trade ‘in the works’ for Jadeveon Clowney after extension talks fail

    By Ryan Ward
    Jadeveon Clowney, Texans

    The Texans decided to place the franchise tag on star outside linebacker/defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. As a result, there has been much attention on whether the two sides could come to an agreement on a new deal.

    This has moved throughout the last few months without any true progress toward a new contract between both sides. With that in mind, this even blew past the July 15 deadline on Monday afternoon with no deal in place for Clowney, according to ESPN.


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    Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney did not agree to a long-term deal by Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline to sign players who have been franchised.

    No trade is in the works for him, either, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

    Clowney is expected to miss most, if not all, of training camp, as he still hasn’t signed his franchise tender, which is worth $15.967 million for the 2019 season.


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    This shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise given that both sides hadn’t progressed their way toward a new contract in any capacity. This had seemingly become destined for things to hedge in the direction of him playing out the one-year deal and potentially testing the free-agent market next offseason.

    This has been an ongoing process for Clowney that dated back to last summer. The two sides just couldn’t reach an agreement on a deal that has continued this stalemate for yet another year. Ultimately, this at least puts to be the conversation about a new contract for the rest of the offseason heading into the 2019 campaign.