Breaking News: Jadeveon Clowney plans on sitting out through training camp.

Will still play the regular season, sources told Cecil Shorts.

The Triple Threat
May 22, 2019 - 5:04 pm

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HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) - While it was expected, noticeably missing from the Houston Texans OTAs was edge rusher, Jadeveon Clowney.

While OTAs are a voluntary program, sources close to Clowney told SportsRadio 610's Cecil Shorts that if a deal isn't reached by the July 15 deadline, the Pro Bowl edge rusher is prepared to sit out until Week 1.

"We should not expect him until September," said former Houston Texans wide receiver, Cecil Shorts."That would be Week 1 of the regular season."

What is seemingly holding the Texans and Clowney back from agreeing to a long-term deal is his position on the field. 

"(The Texans) are offering him a long-term deal, from what I am hearing, it's linebacker type money and (Clowney) wants a long-term deal with defensive end type of contract," Cecil Shorts said. "That's the biggest difference between the two sides, right now, is linebacker money and defensive end money. What does he think he should get and what are they offering."

Despite missing all of the 2018 OTAs and being held out of on-field football activities during training camp after a late knee surgery, Clowney put together a third consecutive Pro Bowl season with nine sacks and 47 total tackles in 15 games.

Cecil Shorts confirmed that Clowney does not plan to sit-out any regular season game.