Jadeveon Clowney Traded to the Seahawks: Report

Third-round pick and two players are coming to Houston

Brad Wright
August 31, 2019 - 7:46 am

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) - The Houston Texans have agreed to trade LB/DE Jadeveon Clowney to the Seattle Seahawks for a third-round draft pick and two players, pending physicals from all players, as reported by the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.

Clowney, the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, was franchise tagged by the Texans in March after being unable to reach a new contract before the July 15 deadline. The three-time Pro Bowler told media that he would be holding out of the preseason, but would be present for Week 1 of the NFL season.

The Texans had been shopping Clowney to several interested teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins, but the pass rusher was reportedly more interested in joining a playoff contender, which many narrowed down to either the Eagles or Seahawks.

Clowney gives the Seahawks another elite pass rusher to pair with Ezekiel Ansah after trading Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason.

The Seahawks, however, are only guaranteed to have Clowney for the 2019 season. Clowney must play out the rest of his franchise tag before he is eligible for free agency after the season.

The players the Texans are receiving are both linebackers, Barkevious Mingo and Jacob Martin, according to Albert Breet of Sports Illustrated.

Mingo is a six-year veteran with 10 career sacks while Martin is a second-year player who had nine tackles last season.

Clowney recorded 205 tackles, 29 sacks, and scored two touchdowns in his five seasons with the Texans. 

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