Texans franchise OLB Jadeveon ClowneyBy Amber Lee
The Houston Texans have reportedly used the franchise tag to secure Jadeveon Clowney for the 2019 NFL season, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
The Texans have franchised OLB Jadeveon Clowney.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 4, 2019
This was an expected move. The two sides ideally will work out a long-term deal, and Houston has expressed a desire to make that happen. Yet heading into the new league year, nothing positive has developed on that front.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports it’s a non-exclusive tag for Clowney as the two sides continue to work on a long-term deal.
This is non-exclusive franchise tag for Jadeveon Clowney with the goal still being to reach long-term deal, per source. https://t.co/DikdFpZl0Y
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 4, 2019
One of the top impending free agents this year, Clowney is set to rake in just under $16 million as the Texans came close to splitting the difference between the defensive end and linebacker tags.
Last season, Jadeveon Clowney racked up 47 tackles and nine sacks for the Texans.