DE - CLE
Week 3 Outlook
Jadeveon Clowney missed the last two practices due to an illness (non-COVID). Clowney returned to practice on Friday.
Clowney logging a practice is great for IDP managers' confidence. The Browns' D/ST is facing off against the daunting Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, so having Clowney back is much needed for this defense.
Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is dealing with an illness and will miss Wednesday's practice.
It has been confirmed that Clowney did not test positive for COVID but that he will still miss today's practice. He is expected to play this weekend against the Chiefs if he can shake the bug and avoid a positive test. Clowney is set to form one of the most feared defensive end duos in the league alongside Myles Garrett and will be key to the Browns hopes of walking away with a victory. Clowney has been more of a run stopper than a sack artist in his last couple of stops around the league but could find the path to the quarterback to be an easier one with Garrett commanding double teams. He is more of a DL2/3 type for IDP purposes but could creep back into the DL1 conversation if he can provide consistency in the tackle and/or sack departments.
Cleveland Browns DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) appeared to be full speed during the team's minicamp last week, per Jake Trotter of ESPN.
Clowney signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Browns this offseason after a disappointing 2020 season with the Titans. The 28-year old defensive end joins fellow No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett in Cleveland and will look to dominate opposing tackles with a ferocious one-two punch off the edge. Clowney appeared to be explosive and participating at full speed in sprinting drills during Cleveland's minicamp this past week, an impressive feat considering he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee just six months ago. His health will largely determine the effectiveness of a completely revamped Browns defense in 2021.
The Cleveland Browns and Jadeveon Clowney have agreed to terms on a one-year deal after his scheduled physical with the team.
Clowney had been tied to rumors with the Browns for years and they finally land the 28-year-old former first overall pick. After playing aside J.J. Watt for years in Houston, he totalled 29 sacks with the Texans. Then, Clowney went to Seattle for a year and made a minimal impact. Now, he gets to play with superstar Myles Garrett on what is suddenly a very formidable defensive front. Clowney will likely come cheap in IDP leagues this season and has a sky-high ceiling.
Current free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is reportedly in talks to sign a deal with the Cleveland Browns, per ESPN's Dianna Russini.
Clowney turned down an offer from the Browns last offseason and opted to instead sign a one-year, $13 million contract with the Tennessee Titans. The 28-year old defensive end only featured in eight games last season due to suffering a season-ending knee injury in November. He has since had surgery and is expected to make a full recovery by the start of the 2021 season and could soon be featured alongside Myles Garrett and Tak McKinley to create a formidable pass-rushing unit in Cleveland. Clowney failed to record a sack in 2020 but has 236 tackles, 32 sacks, 17 pass deflections, 10 forced fumbles, and an interception throughout his eight-year career. Continue monitoring the situation in Cleveland amidst ongoing rumors surrounding an imminent deal between Clowney and the Browns.