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Report: Jadeveon Clowney seeking $17 million per year average

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A pair of roster moves from the Seahawks on Tuesday, both of which cleared cap space, led some to wonder if a third was on the horizon—a new contract for Jadeveon Clowney. The day came and went and the defensive force remained on the open market.

Wednesday brought about yet another Clowney update, but still not the one everyone in Seattle is waiting for. According to ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Clowney and his team have dropped their asking price from the $20 million per year range to a $17-18 million annual average.

As Russini noted, the Seahawks are not alone in their pursuit of Clowney, as the Titans are suitors as well. Prior to Russini’s update on Wednesday, Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson confirmed the team’s interest in Clowney.

The Titans make sense as a potential landing spot for Clowney. Not only can they offer the chance to make the playoffs and compete, but it would be a familiar situation for a player potentially seeking a chance to reenter the market soon. Tennessee’s head coach, Mike Vrabel, coached Clowney for four seasons with the Texans.

Though Clowney’s price may have dropped, Seattle, the Titans and the NFL as a whole await a decision from the best free agent left on the open market.