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, he's no longer at the prime of his career that he was when initially joining the Seahawks in 2010.
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.”
One might have figured Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons felt a bit sheepish arriving at minicamp Tuesday after being the lone no-show for voluntary workouts earlier in the offseason.
One might have figured wrong. Clemons felt no apologies were warranted. After all, it's just his proven stride.
"For the last ... four years I haven't been to an offseason so this is the way I prepare myself," he told the Florida Times-Union. "Gus [Bradley] and I both know that - we walk about that during the offseason every year. I did the same thing in Seattle."
Clemons has certainly done some work outside the facility. He has dropped 17 pounds, checking in at 248.
"My body feels better than it did last offseason," he said. "I played last year at 255, 260 pounds in some games and I felt my productivity went down. My thing this year was to come back lighter and leaner so I can go out and play better."
Defensive end Chris Clemons , who skipped Jaguars OTAs, will report to the team's minicamp, which begins Tuesday, per the Associated Press.
Clemons skipped a majority of OTAs last season as well. He would have forfeited a workout bonus if he did not attend minicamp. Clemons had 36 tackles and eight sacks during his first season with the Jaguars.
Defensive end Chris Clemons will not take part in Jaguars' OTAs this week, according to coach Gus Bradley, which falls in line with the veteran's pattern of skipping voluntary practices, per the Associated Press.
Clemons did not show for the first voluntary practice last week, the second straight season he has skipped OTAs.
Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons was not present for Tuesday's OTA practice, according tot he Florida Times-Union.
This is the second consecutive year that Clemons did not show for the first voluntary practice. He was also the only member of the Jaguars not to show for Tuesday's session — outside of Dante Fowler, who tore his ACL during rookie minicamp.
Clemons did let coach Gus Bradley know that he wouldn't attend. It's unlikely that Clemons will show for practices on Wednesday and Thursday either.
“I’m not going to sit here and say, ‘It’s OK for Chris Clemons (to not attend),’" Bradley said. "We want everybody here. And he knows that. It’s a choice he’s made. It’s voluntary. We’ll take advantage of the time getting a look at other guys and see how they’re doing."
The Cardinals have listed QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, LB Larry Foote, G Jonathan Cooper, G Anthony Steen and DE Kareem Martin as inactive Week 17 against the 49ers.
Stanton was ruled out prior to Sunday due to a knee injury. Foote came into the contest listed as doubtful. He's dealing with a knee issue. Jonathan Cooper, who entered the game questionable with a wrist injury, will not play. The other four players listed are healthy scratches.
The Jaguars enter the final week of the season relatively healthy. Outside of defensive tackle Roy Miller (knee) who was ruled doubtful for Sunday's game against Houston, Jacksonville listed seven players as probable.
Those include quarterback Blake Bortles (foot), center Luke Bowanko (wrist), defensive end Andre Branch (groin), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), running back Toby Gerhart (ribs), wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (shoulder) and wide receiver Tommy Streeter (abdomen).
The Cardinals have listed QB Drew Stanton, WR Brittan Golden, S Chris Clemons, G Jonathan Cooper, NT Alameda Ta'amu, OL Anthony Steen, DE Kareem Martin as inactive Week 16 against the Seahawks.
Stanton came into the contest listed as doubtful due to a knee injury. Clemons was considered probable due to a knee issue, but will not play. The other five players are healthy scratches.
Defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) are the lone Jaguars ruled out for the Thursday game against the Titans.
Among the questionables are defensive end Ryan Davis (hip), defensive tackle Roy Miller (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot) and wideout Tommy Streeter (abdomen).
Defensive end Chris Clemons (knee) and wide receiver Marqise Lee (elbow) are probable.
Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles will start Sunday's game at Baltimore after being listed as probable with a shoulder injury. Other probables suiting up are running back Toby Gerhart (ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (finger), wideout Tommy Streeter (abdomen) and linebacker J.T. Thomas III (ankle).
Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (shoulder) is considered probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Bortles has yet to miss time since being named the starter in Week 4.
Others listed as probable include: Chris Clemons , Josh Evans, Toby Gerhart, Tommy Streeter and J.T. Thomas.
Andre Branch, Khairi Fortt, and Denard Robinson are out.
The Jaguars have ruled out defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and wide receiver Tommy Streeter (abdominal strain) were both deemed as questionable, despite practicing Friday.
Meanwhile, quarterback Blake Bortles (right shoulder, left ankle), defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (foot), linebacker Jeremiah George (ankle), running back Toby Gerhart (shoulder) and defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (foot) were ruled out Week 14.
The Jaguars are not in good shape in the standings, but they are in good shape otherwise. All eight players on their Friday injury report at questionable or probable.
The former category consists of linebackers LaRoy Reynolds (neck) and Jeremiah George (ankle). The probables are quarterback Blake Bortles (wrist), defensive ends Andre Branch (groin) and Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (elbow), cornerback Demetrius McCray (ankle) and wideout Cecil Shorts (illness).
Jaguars rookie quarterback Blake Bortles (left wrist) is active for Sunday's game at Indianapolis after being listed as probable. Other probables suiting up are defensive end Chris Clemons (knee), safety Josh Evans (elbow), guard Brandon Linder (shoulder) and offensive tackle Austin Pasztor (hamstring).
The Jaguars have ruled out Andre Branch (groin) and Jeremiah George (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Colts. Both players were unable to practice this week due to their respective injuries.
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable for Week 12: Blake Bortles (left wrist), Chris Clemons (knee), Aaron Colvin (knee), Josh Evans (elbow), Brandon Linder (shoulder) and Austin Pasztor (hamstring).
The Jaguars enter Week 10 against the Cowboys at Wembley Stadium relatively healthy. The team released its final injury report on Friday and Andre Branch (groin), Jeremiah George (ankle) and Brandon Linder (shoulder) were all ruled out for Sunday.
The following players remaining on the list were deemed probable for the game: Blake Bortles (left wrist), Chris Clemons (rest), Josh Evans (shoulder), Marqise Lee (ankle), Sherrod Martin (shoulder), Cecil Shorts III (hamstring), Jordan Todman (quad) and Dekoda Watson (hamstring).