Jadeveon Clowney re-signs with Browns: DE returning to Cleveland on 1-year deal

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Nov 7, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) walks off the field after the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

All-Pro defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has re-signed with the Cleveland Browns, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Sunday.

Per multiple reports, it’s a one-year deal that could be worth up to $11 million.

Clowney had one of his best seasons as a pro from a statistical standpoint in 2021 with the Browns, with whom he signed a one-year, $10 million deal to prove that he can still be an effective pass rusher after posting zero sacks in eight games with the Tennessee Titans in 2020.

In 14 games with Cleveland last season, the South Carolina product posted nine sacks with 37 total tackles, 19 QB hits, 11 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles.

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He’ll line up opposite of star pass rusher Myles Garrett — creating quite an imposing duo on Cleveland’s edges in a division that needs to put as much pressure as possible on the likes of Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow.

Garrett is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he posted a career-high 16.0 sacks with 33 QB hits and 17 tackles for loss.

For Clowney, staying in Cleveland provides a bit of stability for the 29-year-old, who played for four different franchises over a four-year stretch from 2018-2021 (Texans, Seahawks, Titans, Browns).

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