Browns defensive lineman sent home day after suggesting he won’t return next year
It’s not often a former first overall pick moves around the league as often as Clowney has done.
He was drafted first overall out of South Carolina in the 2014 NFL Draft and spent his first five seasons in Houston from 2014-2018.
He spent one season with both the Seahawks (2019) and Titans (2020) before playing in Cleveland for the past two seasons.
Clowney’s most productive season came in 2017, the only season he played a full schedule.
That year, he finished with 59 tackles, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and a defensive touchdown.
As hyped as Clowney was out of South Carolina, he’s never quite matched the lofty expectations bestowed upon a first overall draft pick.
His most memorable play remains this one from the Outback Bowl against Michigan which just hit its 10-year anniversary on New Year’s Day 2023.
Clowney’s lived off the promise of that play ever since.
Maybe he’ll rediscover that magic at his next home.
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