Titans edge out persistent Saints to sign Clowney

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The Saints clearly wanted to sign Jadeveon Clowney but they also were clearly not alone.

On Saturday, the saga continued and ended after midnight.

It appeared that the Titans won the competition, as first reported by ESPN’s Dianna Russini:

However, Josina Anderson tweeted that Clowney informed her he had not made a decision as “teams are still calling.”

Finally, Anderson received clarity from Clowney, who is off to Nashville after a strong push from the front office in New Orleans

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport indicated that the one-year deal could be worth up to $15 million, a high figure for the salary cap-strapped Saints to attempt to match.

In fact, the Saints reportedly even tried to use a tactic seen often in the NBA – a sign-and-trade – but could not pull it off.

Clowney also convinced the Titans to waive their right to franchise tag him in the offseason (per Pro Football Talk), meaning the Saints can try again in 2021 if they so choose.

The Seahawks, who had Clowney last season when he struggled due in large part to injuries, also tried to bring back the former Pro Bowl edge rusher.

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