AP Source: Clooney re-signs with Browns for 2022 season


CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent defender Jadeveon Clowney has agreed to a new contract with Cleveland Browns, a person familiar with the deal told AP on Sunday.

Clooney, who revived his career last season against all-pro Miles Garrett in Cleveland last season, will sign a one-year, $11 million deal, according to an unnamed official.

The Browns were still optimistic about bringing Clowney back. The 29-year-old overall first overall pick in 2014 had the most 9 sacks since 2018 spent at Houston and appeared in 14 games last season for Cleveland after signing an incentivized one-year, $10 million contract.

Clowney’s presence forced him to attack, occasionally putting an extra blocker on his side, which in turn freed Garrett, who hit a career-high 16 sacks in 2021.

Clowney also reunites with new Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. They played together for two seasons in Texas.

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