Reunion with Watson Motivates Jadeveon Clowney to Re-sign with Browns
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Jadeveon Clowney – Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney reunites with former teammate Deshaun Watson in Cleveland. He was the main reason for his decision to re-sign with the Browns. Clowney signs a one-year, US$10-million deal to stay in Cleveland. The team finishes third in the AFC North with an 8-9 win-loss mark. The 29-year-old mentions something in an interview during practice at the FirstEnergy Stadium. He just wants to see what he can do to help Watson shine in Cleveland. Clowney, who was teammates with Watson in Houston, could have picked Atlanta if the quarterback chose the Falcons.
Watson signed a five-year, US$230-million contract with the Browns but is facing a cloudy future due to 24 civil lawsuits of sexual misconduct filed against him. The pairing might do well when Watson shows up in a Cleveland uniform free from all the distractions as he can make big plays with ease. Jadeveon Clowney, on the other hand, forms a defensive dynamic duo with Myles Garrett. In 14 games last season, the 29-year-old finished with nine sacks. This is the most he records in both categories since 2018. The much-awaited team-up will increase the Browns’ chances of winning more games and possibly making the 2022-23 playoffs, according to online NFL oddsmakers.
Harrison, Dalton Sign with Falcons
Defensive lineman Jalen Dalton and offensive lineman Jonathan Harrison have signed one-year contracts with the Atlanta Falcons. They sign the duo after tryouts during the Falcons’ minicamp this week. To execute the signing, the Falcons released running back Jeremy McNichols and wide receiver Austin Trammell. The signing is sort of a second chance for Dalton, who spent time with the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints and did not play a single game with both teams due to bicep injuries.
The Falcons need to boost their defensive line to compete in their division and possibly make the playoffs. During his time in North Carolina, he recorded 93 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks. Harrison, meanwhile, played in 84 games and started in half of those with the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets, where he started 10 games in 2019. New York releases the player the following year and spends most of last season with Buffalo’s practice squad.
Commanders Reprimanded for Excessive Practice Contact
The Washington Commanders face fines of US$100,000. They are stripped of two offseason workouts next year due to excessive contact in practice. The punishment applies to coach Ron Rivera. A particular contact angers him during organized team activities and orders the practice to be stopped to lecture the squad. On June 8, safety Jeremy Reaves hit second-year receiver Dyami Brown without pads. The fine and loss of 2023 OTA practice time is the latest off-field development for the Commanders after assistant Jack Del Rio was fined US$100,000 for downplaying the insurrection at the US Capitol.
Lawmakers in Virginia presented plans for a stadium bill and a counsel for Dan Snyder told Congress that the team’s owner would not testify at a hearing next week. Meanwhile, Dallas owner Jerry Jones disclosed that Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy was fined US$100,000 and the club was stripped of one offseason practice next year because of practices deemed too physical by the NFL. The development shows how strict the league is in handling organized team activities. The news would not bode well for Washington fans who bet on NFL odds every game.