Clemons has informed the Seahawks that he is planning to retire, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com reports. Clemons is retiring after signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks in the spring. The 34-year-old defensive end only recorded 14 combined tackles in 16 games for the Jaguars in 2015, but enjoyed a long and prosperous NFL career, racking up 69 sacks in his 12 seasons. He had arguably the most productive stint in his career in Seattle, where he racked up 38 sacks in four seasons from 2010 to 2013.
Clemons has agreed to terms with the Seahawks. Clemons will re-join the Seahawks after spending the past two years with the Jaguars, who he joined following Seattle's 2013 Super Bowl season. Although Clemons posted 36 tackles and eight sacks in his first season in Jacksonville, he managed just 14 tackles and three sacks last term, leading to his release from the team in a salary dump last month. In heading back to Seattle, Clemons figures to bolster the Seahawks' front-seven, but at 34 years old, his best days may be behind him.
Clemons was released by Jaguars on Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports. Clemons release saves the Jaguars $4 million in salary cap space. The 13-year veteran has played the last two season in Jacksonville. This past year he racked up 14 tackles and three sacks in 16 games. The 34-year-old will now look to find his way onto a roster in need of defensive line depth.
Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons, who is still recovering from a knee injury, most likely will not play during the team's preseason opener next week, per the Associated Press. Clemons, who was a no-show for the team's first day of camp, has been making progress, but Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he "doubts" Clemons will be ready for action.
Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons was a surprising no-show for the start of training camp on Thursday. Clemons isn't holding out for a change to his contract, coach Gus Bradley said, per Jacksonville. com. The reasons for his absence are "clearly personal – all personal," Bradley said. "This one is a little concerning," Bradley said. "My hope is we can work through this. I talked to him last night and again this morning. Hopefully we can come up with a decision to speed this up a little quicker. I don't see this as a situation that's extended. We're sensitive toward it, but we also need some urgency."