Browns sign Jadeveon Clowney to pair with Myles Garrett on D-line
CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, who will pair him with All-Pro Myles Garrett to chase quarterbacks and maybe get them deeper in the playoffs.
Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in 2014, hasn't always played up to his reputation. He also has dealt with numerous injuries, but Browns general manager Andrew Berry has been intrigued by him for two years and Clowney visited the team Wednesday for the second time in recent weeks.
The Browns have spent this offseason upgrading their defense, with Clowney, a three-time Pro Bowler, as their signature move. His addition may have an impact on what they do in the upcoming NFL draft, as Cleveland's biggest need was an edge rusher to complement Garrett.
After he was drafted first by Houston seven years ago out of South Carolina, Clowney spent five seasons with the Texans before one with Seattle and last year in Tennessee. He turned down a multiyear offer from Cleveland as a free agent last summer to join the Titans, but didn't say no to the Browns a second time.....
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