Teams interested in adding a pass-rusher might want to give the Texans a call.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Thursday that Houston is open to trading Pro Bowl linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. The 26-year-old has yet to sign his $15.967 million tender, and a deal is not expected anytime soon between the two sides, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Still, Texans general manager Brian Gaine has said that getting Clowney signed to a new deal is “still the plan.”
That said, you have to wonder if Houston might consider a trade. Clowney’s first couple of seasons in the NFL were unspectacular, but the former No. 1 overall pick is finally starting to live up to expectations after back-to-back seasons with at least nine sacks.