One of the more recent reports in the Jadeveon Clowney free agency saga came courtesy of Adam Schefter, who reported in late May that the Browns had made the highest offer to the pass rusher. At time of reporting, however, Schefter didn’t mention what the offer came in at.
Speaking to 106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes vs. The World, NBC Sports’ Mike Florio mentioned Cleveland’s reported offer, as well as some information on the Seahawks’ negotiations with Clowney.
“My understanding is the Seahawks have been in the range of $15 million on a one-year deal for Jadeveon Clowney,” Florio said. “The Seahawks have been led to believe that the Browns offered 18, and he has yet to take that.”
If Florio is correct, then the Browns’ highest bid is coming in at $3 million more than Seattle’s offer, which was also turned down. It’s not known, however, when the Seahawks made that reported offer to Clowney or if it remains on the table.
Currently, Seattle has just under $14 million in cap space, according to Over The Cap. While they still have six draft picks to sign, as well as practice squad and injured reserve players to account for, they could create a considerable amount more with a few cuts—should Clowney be ready to sign.
Almost three months after free agency began, it remains unclear whether or not the Seahawks will need the cap room to bring Clowney back.