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Titans GM Jon Robinson, HC Mike Vrabel Discuss Free Agent DE Jadeveon Clowney


NASHVILLE – The Titans continue to survey the landscape in free agency and have had conversations with the agent for free-agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, among others.

But Titans General Manager Jon Robinson, when discussing the subject with reporters during a conference call on Wednesday, said nothing is imminent.

Robinson also said the team remains in discussions with cornerback Logan Ryan, who also remains a free agent

"I would say we're still working through it, and we are looking at guys that are still available," Robinson said when asked about the team's current plans regarding free agency. "There are some guys that are out there and available that we have had discussions with, and there are some guys that we haven't. I don't know that we're done (adding players), but I don't know if there will be a flurry of moves here. … There's still some things that we're working through.

"I have talked to Logan's representations, and I would say there is nothing imminent in the works. And we have touched based with Clowney's representation, too, and just trying to see and navigate and work through where that one might be."

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

Clowney, 27, suffered a core muscle injury during the 2019 season, and he had surgery earlier this offseason. Clowney has 32 sacks in six NFL seasons, but he had just three sacks in 13 games last season. He added 1.5 sacks in Seattle's two playoff games.

Robinson said Clowney's health has been a topic of conversation.

"Just through talking with the agent," Robinson said. "As far as actually getting a medical report on the player, you're not going to have a medical report on the player until he sees your team doctors. But I would say there is nothing more important than the health of the players. Their ability to go out and play for 16 games is important, or at least the games they are healthy enough to play in that they are impactful. That is definitely an important part of the decision when you are looking to sign somebody."

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel coached Clowney when he worked as an assistant with the Texans, where Clowney was a three-time Pro Bowler.

"When I coached J.D., J.D. was prepared," Vrabel said. "We did a lot with him and put him in a lot of different places to try and have him help us affect the game. And he played extremely hard. … We asked him to do a lot, and he did do a lot for us. I never had an issue with J.D.'s effort on the field."

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