The rumors surrounding Jadeveon Clowney's potential offseason surgery should the Seattle Seahawksencounter a premature postseason exit turned out to be true.

Clowney had been limited in practice in both weeks leading up to the Hawks playoff match-ups with Philadelphia and Green Bay, as head coach Pete Carroll wanted to limit his snaps to game reps only. It had been speculated that he would require some form of operation after their season ended, and after falling to the Packers in the second round, Clowney will be in extensive recovery mode after muscling through much of the season at far from 100 percent.

After he goes under and his attention turns back to the gridiron, Clowney has stated that his top priority in free agency will be signing with a winner...