Clowney re-signs with the Browns for the 2022 season


FILE – Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Nov. 7, 2021, in Cincinnati. Free agent Clowney has agreed to re-sign with the Browns, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Clowney will sign a one-year contract, according to the person who spoke. on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce the deal. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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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