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The return of DE Jadeveon Clowney to the Cleveland Browns was a huge signing both literally and figuratively. The 6’5″ long-armed defender is a great fit opposite (or beside) fellow edge rusher Myles Garrett.
Without Clowney, the Browns would be scrapping together a defensive end rotation with just Chase Winovich, Curtis Weaver and rookies Alex Wright and Isaiah Thomas.
Instead, Cleveland slots Winovich in as their primary pass rush substitute and gives the other three a chance to carve out a role for themselves without as much at stake.
Clowney signed a solid one-year contract to play with QB Deshaun Watson despite a report of offers for more years and money from other teams. Besides playing with Watson, the former top overall pick made it clear why he returned to the Browns:
Clowney is back and has high expectations for the team.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 27, 2022
The entire interview with Clowney can be seen below starting around the 5:30 mark: