Though free agency has come to a halt and Jadeveon Clowney is still without a team, the news surrounding his free agency continues to develop. Last week, the Jets, Titans and Browns were reported to have interest in the pass rusher—whose price has dropped, per ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
On Tuesday, we learned more about Clowney’s situation in perhaps the most discouraging turn yet. Speaking with Jason Puckett and Matt Mikolas of Sports Radio KJR on Tuesday, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo was asked the chances of Clowney returning to the Seahawks. His answer, per 950 KJR’s Twitter account, was not encouraging:
The chances of Clowney returning as a Seahawk?— 950 KJR (@SportsRadioKJR) April 7, 2020
"Idk if he's going to be back in Seattle. The chances are slim to none."
Garafolo’s “slim to none” assessment is obviously discouraging, but as we’ve learned over the last month, Clowney’s situation is fluid. Should Everson Griffen be swooped up by another team, or Seattle exits the draft without having found impact players along the defensive line, perhaps they bump up their offer. However, for now, it appears they are exploring other options.
"Seahawks potentially moving on to plan B, C & D. The Seahawks aren't actively chasing Clowney right now. But who knows, never say never."— 950 KJR (@SportsRadioKJR) April 7, 2020
As it has previously been speculated, Clowney could wait until training camp to sign with a team, when he could potentially visit teams and take a physical within a team’s facility. For now, however, Clowney remains available, and the Seahawks may be ready to move on.