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There's Reportedly A Leader In The Jadeveon Clowney Trade Sweepstakes

Jadeveon Clowney celebrating during a game.

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 05: Jadeveon Clowney #90 of the Houston Texans signals for the crowd to get louder against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter at NRG Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Jadeveon Clowney hasn't ended his holdout, but the Houston Texans star could be on the move shortly. Trade rumors are ramping up this afternoon, and it appears there is a leader for his services.

Before Clowney can actually be traded to another team he'll have to sign his franchise tender. On Tuesday, he decided to fire his longtime agent because he was "unhappy with the state of talks about his future."

With the regular season roughly one week away, there is one team that believes they're the leaders in the sweepstakes for Clowney.

The Miami Dolphins consider themselves the leaders for any trade involving Clowney, per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

Miami is currently entering a rebuilding phase, but it doesn't hurt to add a top pass rusher.

Head coach Brian Flores would certainly relish the opportunity to coach a player of Clowney's stature.

In 2018, Clowney had 47 tackles and nine sacks with the Texas. His production alongside J.J. Watt helped catapult the team into the postseason.

Houston would have a big hole to fill on defense if it loses Clowney this offseason. Nonetheless, the team would most likely prefer to receive some form of compensation than let its talented defensive end not play at all.

Stay tuned for more updates involving Jadeveon Clowney.