Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney recovers a second-quarter strip sack of Jets quarterback Joe Flacco on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 in Cleveland.

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Browns’ Jadeveon Clowney, Chase Winovich ruled out for ‘TNF’

The Cleveland Browns have already ruled out defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, linebacker Chase Winovich and tight end Jesse James for Thursday night’s Week 3 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Clowney suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s bitter loss to the New York Jets. He was seen in a walking boot after the game.

Winovich is out with a hamstring injury and James has a biceps injury.

Clowney already has 1.5 sacks in two games to go with a forced fumble and five tackles.

The Browns are facing a short week and licking their wounds after a staggering setback. The Jets scored twice in the final 82 seconds to rally past the Browns 31-30, Cleveland’s second fourth-quarter meltdown in two weeks.

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski addressed two major factors — how his defense allowed a 66-yard touchdown pass to Corey Davis and why his offense scored with 1:55 remaining instead of milking the game clock.

Stefanski said after the game Sunday that “obviously, guys are not on the same page” on defense.

“Let me be very clear, anything that happens out there I’ve got to get fixed,” Stefanski said Monday. “That’s on me.”

As for Nick Chubb’s 12-yard touchdown run — his third of the game — that put the Browns up 30-17 with 1:55 left, Stefanski said he would like to have that back. Compounding the problem is that the extra point was missed, leaving the Browns with just the 13-point lead. The Jets had just called their third and final timeout, and Chubb’s touchdown came on first down.

“Let me be clear on this: ‘I absolutely could’ve told Jacoby (to not let anyone score there) that in that situation,” Stefanski said of his instructions to quarterback Jacoby Brissett, adding “I wish I had said” something and Chubb “would have done it.”

Two plays from scrimmage later, Jets quarterback Joe Flacco found Davis for the long TD pass, leading to an onside kick that the Jets recovered. Flacco subsequently found Garrett Wilson for a 15-yard TD pass to win the game.

The Browns (1-1) host the Steelers (1-1) on Thursday night.

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) sacks Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Tyler Huntley (2) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at FirstEnergy Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Cleveland, Ohio. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal]

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DE Jadeveon Clowney officially re-signs with Browns

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Browns, however multiple media outlets previously reported it was worth $11 million.

Clowney, 29, rebounded from a down season with the Tennessee Titans in 2020 by recording 37 tackles (11 for loss), nine sacks and 19 quarterback hits in 14 games (all starts) with the Browns last season.

Clowney hasn’t been shy about crediting All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett for helping him become a better player.

“We’ve become real good guys and close to each other because we play together,” Clowney said in January. “I pick his brain, and he picks mine. We feed off each other out there. It’s a good thing to have someone on the other end that you don’t worry about. You’re just like, ‘Hey, I will meet you there (at the quarterback).”

Speaking of quarterbacks, Clowney also will be reunited with former Houston Texans teammate Deshaun Watson.

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft by Houston, Clowney played with the Texans through the 2018 season. He then played for the Seattle Seahawks (2019) before joining the Titans and Browns.

Clowney was a Pro Bowl selection in each of his final three seasons in Houston, when he totaled 24.5 sacks.

In 97 career games (88 sacks), Clowney has recorded 292 tackles, 41 sacks, 105 QB hits, an interception, 20 passes defensed, 12 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

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Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) sacks Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Browns’ Jadeveon Clowney agrees to one-year deal

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney agreed to a one-year, $11 million contract to remain with the Cleveland Browns, multiple media outlets reported on Sunday.

Clowney, 29, rebounded after a down season with the Tennessee Titans in 2020 by recording 37 tackles (11 for loss), nine sacks and 19 quarterback hits in 14 games (all starts) with the Browns last season.

He also will be reunited with former Houston Texans teammate Deshaun Watson.

The No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft by Houston, Clowney played with the Texans through the 2018 season. He then played for the Seattle Seahawks (2019) before joining the Titans and Browns.

Clowney was a Pro Bowl selection in each of his final three seasons in Houston, when he totaled 24.5 sacks.

In 97 career games (88 sacks), Clowney has recorded 292 tackles, 41 sacks, 105 QB hits, an interception, 20 passes defensed, 12 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

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Aug 29, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Cleveland Browns guard Wyatt Teller (77) in action at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Browns activate Wyatt Teller, add Jadeveon Clowney to COVID list

The Cleveland Browns on Sunday activated offensive guard Wyatt Teller from the reserve/COVID-19 list and placed defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on the list.

The moves come in time for the Browns’ game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders on Monday.

Teller tested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday morning, Cleveland.com reported. He had tested positive on Tuesday.

The Teller and Clowney moves keep the number of Browns on the list at 23, per Cleveland.com.

The game between Cleveland (7-6) and Las Vegas (6-7) was moved from Saturday to Monday because of the Browns’ outbreak of COVID cases.

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Browns defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett get ready for the start of practice on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 in Berea, Ohio, at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus. [Phil Masturzo/ Beacon Journal]

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Browns DEs Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney return to practice

Cleveland’s extensive injury report improved a bit Thursday as Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice, but the Browns were still without their backfield.

Garrett (knee, ankle) and Clowney (elbow, knee) were listed as limited in practice. Defensive end Takk McKinley (ankle, knee) also returned in limited fashion. Clowney missed the team’s Week 5 game.

Tight end David Njoku (knee) was also able to participate.

However, running backs Nick Chubb (calf) and Kareem Hunt (wrist, knee) both missed their second consecutive practice. Offensive linemen JC Tretter (knee), Jack Conklin (knee) and Jedrick Wills Jr. (ankle) also missed. Chubb is second in the NFL in rushing with 523 yards while Hunt has 295, good for 16th in the league.

Wills did practice Wednesday.

Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said Thursday he’s “not really sure” if Wills and Conklin, the starting tackles, would be able to play.

“Hopefully we can get them out (to practice) later in the week, but if not, it’s next-man-up mentality for us,” Van Pelt said.

Cornerbacks Denzel Ward (neck), Greg Newsome II (calf) and Greedy Williams (shoulder) all practiced Thursday but were limited.

The Browns (3-2) host the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals (5-0) on Sunday.

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney chants along with fans during NFL football training camp, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Berea, Ohio.

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Browns’ Jadeveon Clowney (illness) misses second practice

Cleveland Browns pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney missed a second straight practice Thursday due to illness, but coaches are confident he will be available to play in the season opener Sunday at Kansas City.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday that Clowney had tested negative for COVID-19. Defensive coordinator Joe Woods reiterated Thursday that he will be OK.

“He’s ill. He’ll be fine,” Woods said.

Rookie linebacker Tony Fields also missed practice Thursday with an unspecified illness.

Clowney, the 2014 first overall draft pick, is entering his eighth NFL season. After five seasons with the Houston Texans, Clowney played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2019 and the Tennessee Titans last season.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Clowney signed with the Browns in April on a one-year agreement worth as much as $10 million after incentives.

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney chants along with fans during NFL football training camp, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Berea, Ohio.

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Browns DE Jadeveon Clowney’s illness not COVID-related

Cleveland Browns pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney missed Wednesday’s practice with an illness, but the worst-case scenario was avoided.

“He’s negative” for COVID-19, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters. “He’s just ill.”

Clowney was expected to make his Browns debut this Sunday as Cleveland opens its season at the Kansas City Chiefs. The 28-year-old’s illness could throw a wrench in those plans, but Stefanski said he was hopeful Clowney would return to practice Thursday.

The 2014 first overall draft pick is entering his eighth NFL season. After five seasons with the Houston Texans, Clowney played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2019 and the Tennessee Titans last season.

In eight starts with Tennessee, Clowney did not manage to record a sack. Getting to the passer was his calling card earlier in his career. He has 32 career sacks.

A three-time Pro Bowler, Clowney signed with the Browns in April on a one-year agreement worth as much as $10 million after incentives.

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Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (99) tackles Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Browns sign Jadeveon Clowney to one-year deal

Dec 27, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) warms up before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney will sign a one-year contract worth up to $10 million to join the Cleveland Browns, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.

Clowney, who was the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, will join fellow former top overall selections Myles Garrett (2017) and Baker Mayfield (2018) on the Browns.

Per reports, Clowney passed his physical on Wednesday morning.

The Browns also were in the hunt for Clowney before the 2020 season, but he instead signed a one-year deal with Tennessee.

Clowney, 28, played just eight games for the Titans before a knee injury ended his season in November and posted the worst numbers of his career since he was a rookie: 19 tackles, no sacks and one forced fumble.

Clowney spent his first five seasons with the Houston Texans and played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019.

He has recorded 255 tackles (75 for loss), 32 sacks, one interception, nine forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries in 83 career games (74 starts).

Clowney will also join new pass rusher Takk McKinley, who signed a one-year deal worth $4.25 million last month.

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Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (99) tackles Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Talks advance between Jadeveon Clowney, Browns

Talks between the Cleveland Browns and former No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney are advancing and could culminate in an agreement, ESPN reported.

The network said the Pro Bowl pass rusher is expected to visit Cleveland on Monday.

The Browns also were in the hunt for Clowney before the 2020 season, looking to pair him with All-Pro Myles Garrett, but he instead signed a one-year deal with Tennessee.

He played just eight games for the Titans before a knee injury ended his season in November and posted the worst numbers of his career since he was a rookie: 19 tackles, no sacks and one forced fumble.

Clowney was the No. 1 pick in 2014 by the Texans and he spent his first five seasons in Houston. He played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019.

Now 28, Clowney has played in 83 games (74 starts). He has 255 tackles (75 for loss), 32 sacks, one interception, nine forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries. He has been selected to three Pro Bowls.

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Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (99) forces a fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jadeveon Clowney free agency delayed by knee surgery

Dec 6, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy (53) warms up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jadeveon Clowney underwent knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus and the free agent defensive end won’t be medically cleared until April, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Free agency begins March 17, although teams can negotiate with unrestricted free agents two days prior.

Clowney played eight games for the Tennessee Titans in 2020 before he landed on injured reserve.

The Titans lured Clowney to Nashville on a one-year deal worth $12.7 million — up to $15 million with incentives — although he was unsigned until Sept. 6.

Clowney said throughout free agency that he was taking his time in the process while discussing a deal with the Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and others.

Upon joining the Titans, he didn’t record a sack and made only a modest impact, considering the investment.

In seven NFL seasons, the former No. 1 pick (2014) has played in 83 games (74 starts) and notched 32 QB sacks.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Clowney spent his first five seasons with the Houston Texans and played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2019.

–Field Level Media