On Thursday, the Texans revealed that they’ve been discussing a potential Jadeveon Clowney trade with five teams. With the regular season starting up next week, time is running out for the former No. 1 pick to play in Week 1.
Early reports indicated that Miami could be the front-runner for Clowney. However, the South Carolina product has made it known that it’s not his preferred destination.
Clowney remains adamant that he doesn’t want to play for the Dolphins, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Texans reporter John McClain is reporting that Clowney hasn’t signed his franchise tender because he doesn’t want to play for the Dolphins.
Until Clowney signs his franchise tender, the Texans cannot trade him.
Clowney has been holding out throughout training camp in search of a long-term deal.
One league source informed of Jadeveon Clowney's thinking reiterated that he remains adamant he doesn't want to play for the Miami Dolphins regardless of the trade discussions between Texans and Dolphins
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 30, 2019
Any trade involving Clowney would most likely result in major assets being exchanged. The 26-year-old defensive end is coming off another strong year in which he had nine sacks.
Perhaps, the Texans find a suitor for Clowney before their season opener.
Houston will start the season on the road against New Orleans. At this point it seems like the Texans will be without Clowney as they take on Drew Brees and the Saints.