’95 percent sure I won’t be back’

’95 percent sure I won’t be back’

Jadeveon Clowney expressed his displeasure with the Browns on Thursday, with the defensive finish making it clear he expects Sunday’s season-finale to be his final sport with Cleveland.

Or not less than he’s virtually sure will probably be.

“Ninety-five % certain I received’t be again,” Clowney instructed cleveland.com on Thursday. “However there’s nonetheless that 5 %. You by no means know what can occur.”

Jadeveon ClowneyAP

The Browns responded Friday by sending Clowney house from the power, in keeping with NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo. The 29-year-old didn’t observe Friday and it’s unclear if he’ll even play Sunday, not to mention have an opportunity to return for a 3rd season with the staff.

“I simply really feel like I have to be round any individual that believes in me and my means,” Clowney instructed Cleveland.com. “[It can’t] simply be me believing in myself. I imagine in myself greater than anyone.”

Clowney, the first-overall decide in 2014, has performed for 3 groups the final 4 years. After 5 years with the Texans, he had stints with Seattle and Tennessee earlier than becoming a member of the Browns in 2021.

He performed in 14 video games in 2021, recording 37 tackles, 9 sacks and 11 tackles for loss. These stats — which additionally included 19 quarterback hits — mirrored his greatest numbers since 2018, his closing 12 months with the Texans. The previous South Carolina star then proceeded to signal one other one-year deal to stay with the Browns. His numbers have dipped, although, with solely two sacks, 4 tackles for loss and 28 mixed tackles throughout 12 video games.

Clowney mentioned that he believes the Browns have moved him away from favorable matchups on the road and as a substitute given them to star defensive finish Myles Garrett, even shifting Clowney off these matchups as a result of “you’re all attempting to get any individual into the Corridor of Fame when all that issues is profitable,” he mentioned.

Jadeveon Clowney proper, tackles Commanders operating again Brian Robinson through the third quarter of a sport at FedExField on Jan. 1, 2023 in Landover, Maryland.Getty Photos

When requested about that declare on Friday, Garrett, who a reporter famous tends to face double-teams, mentioned it was “slightly complicated.”

“I imply, we may have had readability if he simply talked to us,” Garrett mentioned.

In keeping with ESPN’s Jake Trotter, Cleveland defensive ends coach Chris Kiffin mentioned that Clowney refused to play on first and second down in Week 7 towards Baltimore. Per the report, Clowney instructed Kiffin it was due to an damage however Kiffin mentioned he later realized that wasn’t the rationale. Clowney had missed three of the earlier 4 video games as a result of an ankle damage, with each showing subsequent to his identify on the damage report getting into Week 6.

Clowney anticipates “numerous adjustments” in Cleveland following the season, he instructed the newspaper, which may contribute to his potential return. It’s unclear whether or not the Browns would welcome a potential reunion following his jab on the staff, although.

Garrett mentioned he didn’t take Clowney’s feedback “personally,” however later in his press convention, when requested about how this example unfolded his reply was easy.

“We simply need volunteers, not hostages,” Garrett mentioned.

The Browns (7-9) enter Sunday’s sport at Pittsburgh (8-8) on the backside of the AFC North.

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