Jamal Adams may be gone, but could Jadeveon Clowney be on his way?
Bradley McDougald, the newest Jet who came over in the team’s deal to send Adams to Seattle, appears to have taken his predecessor’s former role as social media recruiter by trying to get his former Seahawks teammate to join him in New York.
McDougald tweeted a screenshot of a video chat he had with Clowney at the Jets, saying he spoke to Clowney about joining Gang Green.
“Spoke to my boy @clownejd today, told me to the tell the @nyjets to come get him!! Let’s make it happen,” he tweeted.
Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in 2014 with the Houston Texans, is still a free agent and is one of the premiere pass rushers in the NFL – when he is healthy.
The three-time Pro Bowler is still a free agent as training camp starts, mostly due to his initial high asking price of $20 million a year.
The Jets are expected to have roughly $12 million in cap space once Trumaine Johnson’s salary comes off the books and would need to finagle around to squeeze Clowney in if they were to meet his demands.
Clowney, who had sports hernia surgery this offseason, is also coming off a less-than-stellar season with the Seahawks. While he had a career-high four forced fumbles and his first career interception, he had just three sacks and 13 QB hits in 13 games with the Seahawks.