CLEVELAND (AP) – Free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Brownsa person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Clowney, who revived his career last season with Cleveland playing against All-Pro Myles Garretwill sign a one-year contract worth up to $11 million, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce the deal.
The Browns had remained optimistic about Clowney’s return. The 29-year-old and No. 1 overall pick in 2014 had nine sacks — his most since 2018 with Houston — and played 14 games last season for Cleveland after signing a one-year, $10 million deal with incentives.
Clowney’s presence forced the Offenses to occasionally commit an extra tackle to his side, in turn releasing Garrett, who had a career-high 16 sacks in 2021.
Clowney will also be reunited with the new Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. They played together for two seasons with the Texas.
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