The market appears to have won.
Jadeveon Clowney, arguably the top remaining NFL free agent left, has lowered his contract demands from $20 million per year to as low as $17 million, according to ESPN.
His former team, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Tennessee Titans are two of the interested parties.
But others could get involved as well, now that the three-time Pro Bowler’s price-tag has been lowered.
The Post’s Paul Schwartz recently reported that at the right price, the Giants, slim at pass rusher with Markus Golden still a free agent, could be interested.
And when asked about the 27-year-old Clowney on Wednesday, Jets general manager Joe Douglas told reporters, “We’re going to do our due diligence on everybody.”
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Like the Giants, the Jets could use an edge rusher capable of spearheading their pass rush.
Whichever team lands him will be getting an impact player.
Though Clowney had just three sacks last year in 13 regular season games, he was a difference-maker for the Seahawks up front, scoring two defensive touchdowns and added 1.5 sacks in two playoff games. He also dealt with a core muscle injury he suffered in Week 10 and played through the pain.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson has been in touch with Clowney’s agents, making Tennessee seem like a viable option.
“There’s a lot of business that has to be done throughout the course of the league year. We are working through a few guys at the end of free agency,” Robinson said. “I would say we are still working through it and looking at guys that are still available. I don’t know that we are done, but I don’t know that there will be a flurry of moves here. We have touched base with Clowney’s representation, and we’re kind of seeing and navigate where that one might be.”
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