Cleveland Browns rumors: After rejection, still going for Jadeveon Clowney

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In Cleveland Browns rumors, the team is still interested in signing defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, even after he rejected an initial high offer.

The latest Cleveland Browns rumors involving Jadeveon Clowney come from’s Mary Kay Cabot, who wrote the team is still interested in signing the veteran, even after he rejected the organization’s initial offer.

The Browns reportedly made Clowney an offer that’s higher than anyone else’s, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Clowney is said to be weighing his options, according to Cabot’s source, however, it was reported earlier this month that the No. 1 overall pick from the 2014 NFL Draft may not have many options left to weigh.

Perhaps, this is the reason Clowney left the Browns in the lurch. Even though Cleveland has been the most aggressive team going after Clowney, according to Schefter, there’s not much Cleveland can do if the South Carolina product doesn’t want to wear an orange helmet.

On a ESPN Cleveland radio appearance Wednesday, Schefter could not offer a reason as to why Clowney siff-armed the Browns.

As Browns fans, we can’t believe someone would not want to play for Cleveland, but the truth is, joining the Browns comes with a stigma of instability.

Again, the Browns have a new person picking the personnel, in addition to a new head coach. We think the Browns have it right this time, but we’ve all said that before. Now, imagine being a player looking at the state of the Browns.

That’s especially true of Clowney, who played last season for one of the most respected organizations in football in the Seattle Seahawks.

The longer Clowney holds out, the more it looks like he’ll have to take a one-year contract, however, on Monday, Yahoo’s Charles Robinson speculated Cleveland would be interested in him longer than that.

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What would it take to sign Clowney? ESPN previously reported that the veteran’s asking price has dropped from annual average of $20 million per season, to $17-$18 per season.