The Jadeveon Clowney sweepstakes have stalled as of late, though he remains the biggest name unsigned.
He has been linked to the Seahawks, Browns, Jets, Giants, Cowboys, Saints, and the Titans in various and ongoing rumors.
On Tuesday, in an interview with Titans insider Paul Kuharsky, Tennessee Titans general manager Job Robinson said that, while he has seen some of Clowney’s workout videos, he would like to see and evaluate Clowney in person before making a move.
“What I’ve seen on Twitter, him rushing off the edge and hitting that bag,” Robinson said. “Anytime you are dealing with whatever the contract is going to command, you want to make sure that the player is healthy, that you are able to allow your doctors to see him, to look at it, to make sure everything is going to be good.”
Robinson added that adding Clowney would give the defense “a lot of chess pieces” to use this season. Which has to be music to head coach Mike Vrabel’s ears.
“You’ve got (Harold) Landry, you’ve got (Vic) Beasley, you’ve got Clowney — hypothetically, to your point — you’ve got Jeffery Simmons, you’ve got DaQuan (Jones), who’s got some power rush, you’ve got (Kamalei) Correa who goes 100 miles an hour, you’ve got a lot of different pieces that you can move around,” he told Kuharsky. “And you’ve got athleticism with Landry, with Beasley, with Correa, you can drop those guys into coverage and send David Long, Rashaan Evans, Jayon Brown or whoever it might be. It just gives you a lot of chess pieces in that game.”
Many reports were that the Browns had the biggest deal on the table for Clowney in terms of dollars. After Olivier Vernon’s deal was restructured this week, they are all but out on Clowney.
Until free agents are allowed to visit facilities, it’s unlikely any deal will be made with Clowney.
But for the Titans and their fans, this is definitely sounding like more of a possibility that Clowney will be a member of the defense in Nashville.