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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Back to Cleveland via one-year deal

    The Browns agreed to re-sign Clowney to a one-year, $11 million contract Sunday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Clowney played in 14 games for the Browns last season and recorded 37 tackles and nine sacks, though 5.5 of those came during his final three appearances. As expected, he formed a formidable duo with Myles Garrett and will return on another relatively team-friendly contract. Cleveland also traded for former Patriot pass rusher Chase Winovich this offseason, but Clowney and Garrett once again are expected to lead the Browns' pass rush in 2022.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Records multiple sacks in finale

    Clowney had two tackles and two sacks in Week 18's 21-16 win over Cincinnati. Clowney finished up strong, recording 5.5 sacks over his last three games played. He posted 37 tackles and nine sacks over 14 games, the most he's played since 2018. That kind of production is why Cleveland pursued Clowney in 2020 but was ultimately spurned by the edge rusher. A year later, the Browns enjoyed an excellent return on investment when they eventually signed him to a one-year, $10 million contract last April. He and Myles Garrett combined for 25 sacks, and the Browns would like to bring him back next season. Clowney told Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal that he's open to returning, but talks have not yet started.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Gets to Big Ben twice

    Clowney recorded six tackles and sacked Ben Roethlisberger twice while also forcing a fumble in Monday's 26-14 loss to the Steelers. After missing the Browns' previous two games while on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Clowney looked plenty healthy in his return to the lineup. The tackle and sack totals were new season highs for Clowney, who is now up to seven in the latter category for the campaign. He's quietly been an excellent complement to star pass rusher Myles Garrett at the other end of the Browns' defensive line.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Not activated Monday

    Clowney (Illness) was not activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports. As expected, Clowney won't be available for Monday's matchup with the Raiders. The star pass rusher tested positive for the virus Friday, and unlike a few of his teammates, he was experiencing symptoms and wasn't able to test out of the NFL's new protocols for vaccinated players. Takkarist McKinley, who was reinstated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, will likely draw the start opposite of Myles Garrett, but Joe Jackson and Porter Gustin are both expected to see increased snaps as well.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Officially moved to COVID-19 list

    The Browns placed Clowney (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday. News that Clowney tested positive for the virus first arrived Friday, but the Browns elected to wait a couple days to deactivate him. Given the timing of his positive test, Clowney seems unlikely to clear the necessary protocols ahead of Monday's game against the Raiders.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Browns-Raiders moved to Monday

    Clowney (illness) and the Browns will no longer play the Raiders on Saturday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Monday at 5 p.m. ET. Clowney was one of eight Browns placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, bringing the team's total up to 24 players who either tested positive for the virus this week or were still residing on the list dating back to last week. Per Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN, Clowney was deactivated due to a positive test, so he'll need to be asymptomatic in order to have a chance at being cleared to play Monday.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Tests positive for virus

    Clowney tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday and is slated to miss Saturday's game against the Raiders, Kimberley A. Martin of ESPN reports. The Browns will place him on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Though the NFL and NFLPA announced changes to its COVID-19 protocol Thursday that will allow vaccinated players who test positive but are asymptomatic to return in as little as one day, Clowney doesn't have enough time to gain clearance ahead of Saturday's 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Clowney didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday due to an unspecified illness, but it wasn't until Friday that he tested positive for the virus. His absence further depletes a Cleveland roster that already has 20 other players on the reserve/COVID-19 list as of Friday. In his first season with the Browns, Clowney has appeared in 12 games and has tallied 29 tackles, five sacks and two pass breakups.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Active to face Pittsburgh

    Clowney (ankle/groin) is active against the Steelers, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports. Clowney has missed just one game this season despite dealing with several injuries almost on a weekly basis, but as it has been the trend, he's suiting up once again to take part in this massive rivalry. Clowney has been a solid contributor over his six games, totaling 16 tackles and 3.5 sacks while playing opposite to Myles Garrett.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Game-time call for Week 8

    Clowney (ankle/groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, is viewed as a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Clowney has been a fixture on Cleveland injury reports this season, but he's missed only one game thus far, sitting out in the Browns' Week 5 loss to the Chargers. If he's able to tough it out Sunday and gain clearance ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoff, Clowney will presumably start at the end spot opposite All-Pro Myles Garrett. Clowney has been a solid contributor over his six games, totaling 16 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Questionable status for Week 8

    Clowney (ankle) is considered questionable for the Browns' Week 8 contest with the Steelers on Sunday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Clowney's season has been pretty typical for the defensive end, as he's been battling a number of injuries throughout the year. Clowney has only missed one game this season, but it's possible the Browns elect to be cautious with their star pass rusher to ensure he's healthy for the latter half of the campaign. Expect Joe Jackson and Takkarist McKinley to see extended snaps Sunday if Clowney is ruled out.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Dealing with minor injuries

    Clowney (ankle/knee/groin) didn't practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Clowney continues to deal with injuries during the 2021 campaign. First, he missed the Browns' Week 5 matchup with the Chargers due to a knee injury. Then he was questionable for Week 7 with an ankle issue, but he was ultimately active for Thursday's win over the Broncos. These appear to be minor issues, but the Browns may elect to be cautious with their star pass rusher and let him get healthy for the second half of the season. If he continues to miss practices, Takkarist McKinley and Joe Jackson may be in line for bigger workloads against the Steelers on Sunday.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Questionable for Thursday

    Clowney (ankle) has been listed as questionable for Thursday's contest against the Broncos, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Clowney has been a limited participant in practice all week leading up to Thursday night's game. The defensive end has been listed as questionable ahead of multiple games this season but he's only missed one. Expect Joe Jackson and Ifeadi Odenigbo to see extended opportunities against Denver if Clowney is unable to suit up.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Should play Sunday

    Clowney (elbow/knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, is expected to play, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. While nursing the elbow injury heading into a Week 5 matchup with the Chargers, Clowney was ultimately scratched ahead of the contest after experiencing knee soreness during warmups. Though both injuries were listed next to Clowney's name on the Week 6 injury report, neither is expected to prevent the edge rusher from playing. His status should be confirmed approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, when the Browns will release their inactive list.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Not facing Chargers

    Clowney (elbow) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Clowney was widely expected to play, but the Browns have opted against risking him, and, as a result, he will miss a game for the first time this season. Over the first four games, Clowney totaled 10 tackles and two sacks while playing at least 73 percent of defensive snaps in each contest. His next chance to play will be on Oct. 17 against the Cardinals.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Expected to play Sunday

    Clowney (elbow) is expected to play in Sunday's contest against the Chargers, Josina Anderson of USA Today reports. Clowney and Myles Garrett (knee/ankle) are both expected to be available in Week 5. The dynamic pass rushing duo will look to wreak havoc on Justin Herbert and the Chargers offense.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Playing against Chiefs

    Clowney (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, according to Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site. Clowney was unable to practice Wednesday and Thursday due to a non-COVID-19 illness but was able to log a limited practice Friday and will be making his Cleveland debut as a result. He should provide a huge boost to the team's defensive unit against Kansas City's star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Looks on track for Week 1

    Clowney (illness) is listed as questionable but expected to play Sunday against the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Clowney came down with a non-COVID-19-related ailment that kept him off the practice field Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned to work in a limited capacity Friday to take a questionable tag into the weekend. The 2014 No. 1 overall pick apparently hasn't experienced any setbacks since Friday's workout, so he looks like he'll at least be available in a rotational role Sunday for what will mark his Browns debut.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Questionable for Sunday

    Clowney (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Chiefs, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Clowney was forced to miss Wednesday's practice due to an illness, and his status for Sunday is up in the air. If he is able to play, Clowney will see a large role on the defensive line opposite Myles Garrett. If Clowney can't play Sunday, expect Joe Jackson to start alongside Garrett.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Will sit out practice

    Clowney (illness) won't practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Clowney's status will thus need to be monitored as Sunday's season opener against Kansas City approaches. When available, the 28-year-old is slated to start at defensive end for the Browns opposite Myles Garrett.
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  • Browns' Jadeveon Clowney: Appears healthy at camp

    Clowney, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery, appeared to be at full speed during the Browns' recent minicamp, Jake Trotter of ESPN reports. Clowney missed the remainder of the Titans' 2020 campaign after suffering a torn meniscus in Week 10. The Browns then invested $10 million this offseason in the hope that the 28-year-old -- who didn't record a sack in eight games last year -- would be healthy enough to bounce back, creating a dynamic duo with Myles Garrett. It appears that Clowney has moved past his knee issue, but the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft hasn't recorded more than three sacks in a season since 2018, his last campaign with the Texans.
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