Texans franchise tag star pass-rusher Clowney
HOUSTON — The Texans have used their franchise tag on defensive finish/outdoors linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, the group introduced Monday.
The group used the non-exclusive franchise designation which means a group can signal Clowney to a proposal sheet as soon as free company begins subsequent week however must give up two first-round draft picks if the Texans select to not match it.
“Today, we have placed the franchise tag on Jadeveon Clowney, but our goal is to continue to work with his representation on a long-term contract,” Texans normal supervisor Brian Gaine mentioned in an announcement. “This gives us both an opportunity to continue to do so.”
Groups have till July 15 to succeed in a long-term contract with a tagged participant. If not, an extension must wait till after the common season.
The Texans opted to let the primary total decide of the 2014 draft play on his fifth-year possibility in 2018 — at a base wage of $12.306 million — quite than signal him to a long-term deal, though Gaine mentioned on the time there have been discussions about an extension earlier than the season.
The Texans didn’t specify a place when asserting the transfer. The one-year franchise tag is projected to be value $17.128 million for defensive ends. The tag for linebackers is predicted to be $15.443 million.
Clowney, who was named to his third consecutive Professional Bowl final season, completed the 2018 season with 47 tackles, 9 sacks, a pressured fumble and a fumble restoration. He additionally had 16 tackles for a loss, which tied for ninth within the NFL final season, and now has 53 tackles for loss since 2016, which ranks third within the league.
The 26-year-old Clowney struggled with knee accidents early in his profession, lacking 15 video games in his first two seasons. In 2016, he performed via wrist and elbow accidents, showing in 14 video games and made the Professional Bowl for the primary time. Since, he is missed only one recreation over two seasons.
Texans coach Invoice O’Brien praised Clowney in his end-of-season information convention, saying he understands the NFL is a enterprise, however that he thinks “very highly” of Clowney.
“I think he’s a disruptive player,” O’Brien mentioned. “Jadeveon is a big part of what we’ve done here. Like I always say, when he feels good, health-wise, and he’s ready to rock-and-roll, he’s hard to handle.”