HC Mike Vrabel: Titans Have Offer Out to DE Jadeveon Clowney

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NASHVILLE – Titans head coach Mike Vrabel is keeping no secrets as it relates to free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Vrabel led off his video conference call on Friday by offering an update on Clowney, who is reportedly nearing a decision on his landing spot for the 2020 season.

"I am going to try and save you guys all a lot of time and air space here," Vrabel said. "I know there's going to be a of questions about Jadeveon Clowney. We have an offer out. We've been in contact with Jadeveon, with J.D., and his agent. That's all I can report, and that's all I really know. Hope that helps."

Titans General Manager Jon Robinson indicated back in April the team had interest in the three-time Pro Bowler.

In Tennessee, Clowney would be reunited with Vrabel, who served as an assistant with the Houston Texans prior to joining the Titans.

Clowney played his first five NFL seasons with the Texans before being traded to Seattle prior to the 2019 season.

Clowney, 27, has 32 sacks in six NFL seasons, including three sacks in 13 games last season. He added 1.5 sacks in Seattle's two playoff games.

Vrabel was asked how soon Clowney would need to be signed to ensure he'd ready for the season.

The Titans open the season on September 14 at Denver.

"I don't think we're past that time," Vrabel said. "But there is a testing protocol that they have to go through to be able to come in the building, and also you are talking about getting ready to play, executing the game plan and how much of a factor that player would have in the game."

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