Jadeveon Clowney was nearly with the Cleveland Browns for a sign-and-trade
The Cleveland Browns made news back in 2017 when they basically paid $16 million for a second-round pick and they nearly bought another for $5 million this season.
In 2017, they took on Brock Osweiler’s contract in exchange for the Houston Texans second-round pick, which they turned into Nick Chubb. Now, they were on the verge of signing defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to a one-year deal and trading him to the New Orleans Saints.
Clowney would have been given $15 million with $5 million of that being eaten by the Browns. Their compensation for their trouble (and cash) would have been New Orleans No. 2 pick in the upcoming draft.
Apparently, the league wouldn’t approve it, but it would have been fun to see — as well as a brilliant move by general manager Andrew Berry. That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“According to Pelissero and Rapoport, the Browns would’ve signed Clowney to a deal, and then traded him to the Saints. The Browns would eat $5 million in a signing bonus and then would receive a second-round draft pick, and a player in return for Clowney, who would pick up the rest of the $10 million, one-year contract.”"
The league is probably worried about this sort of thing becoming common-place. It would allow teams to circumvent the salary cap — much like we see in the NBA. Don’t be surprised if a future CBA addresses this.
“The Browns looked to the waiver Sunday to bolster their already star-studded defensive line, claiming defensive end Joe Jackson from the Cowboys and nosetackle Vincent Taylor from the Bills.”
Cleveland was awarded two defensive linemen and Vince Taylor is the more intriguing of the pair. He’s a big nose tackle who played well for the Miami Dolphins in 2018. He could end up being a solid addition and comes at a position of need.
"“Recently traded safety Ronnie Harrison is doing nothing to dispute the perception that the Jaguars are a sinking ship.Harrison was traded from the Jaguars to the Browns for a fifth-round draft pick, and he wrote on Twitter today that he was glad to be done with the Jaguars.”"
While we are all happy to have Harrison wearing the orange and brown, it’s hard not to think of our old friend Joe Schobert who is now in Jacksonville. Hopefully their rebuild will be quick because he just went through a nasty one in Cleveland.
The Browns added 14 players to their practice squad on Sunday. Check out the list here and see who stuck around.