The Texans are doing what they can to keep the No. 1 selection from the 2014 NFL Draft in Houston for the foreseeable future.
On Monday, the team announced that Jadeveon Clowney has been tendered with the franchise tag, which means Clowney will likely have to remain in Houston and play with a one-year fully guaranteed deal, unless a long-term deal can be reached before he signs the franchise offer.
According to the Texans, they hope to agree to a long-term deal with the veteran pass rusher. Here is the statement the team issued on Monday:
“Today, we have placed the franchise tag on Jadeveon Clowney, but our goal is to continue to work with his representation on a long-term contract. This gives us both an opportunity to continue to do so.”
Clowney’s NFL career started slowly, as he only appeared in four games as a rookie after being selected with the No. 1 overall pick but has gone on to appear in 31 of the team’s 32 games the previous two seasons. During his NFL career, Clowney has racked up 205 tackles, 29 sacks and 11 passes defended.