There had been plenty of hope that the Houston Texans and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney would come to terms on a new deal. Unfortunately, their failure to do so by Monday’s deadline could result in an extended absence from the Texans’ star.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Clowney may very well choose to sit out of training camp:
Texans and franchised DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney officially did not reach a long-term deal before today’s 4 pm ET deadline. He now is expected to miss a good portion of training camp. Next time Texans see Clowney could be late August or early September.
The prospect of Clowney missing training camp is hardly far-fetched. He had hoped to receive a lucrative new deal after Houston placed a franchise tag on him this offseason. He is now slated to make nearly $16 million for the 2019 NFL season and is likely not looking to risk any potential injury until it starts.