Sep 11, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) reacts with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) after sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Browns’ Jadeveon Clowney apologizes to Myles Garrett

Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney apologized to Myles Garrett following his public outburst directed toward his teammate last week.

Clowney initially took issue with his role on the team and accused the Browns’ coaching staff of prioritizing Garrett’s individual success over winning games.

“You’re all trying to get (Garrett) into the Hall of Fame instead of winning games,” Clowney said at the time. “I don’t even think (Garrett) notices. I ain’t trying to say it’s him. I try to get along with everybody I play with. Me and him don’t have a problem. It ain’t his fault, and it’s B.S., and I don’t have time for it.”

Clowney, 29, told Cleveland.com it had become apparent the Browns have “their own guys, and I ain’t one of them, so it’s time for me to get my exit slip.”

The Browns didn’t have time for Clowney, downgrading him to out for the team’s regular-season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. For his part, Clowney said his comments were taken out of context and apologized to Garrett.

“As a son and a parent, I want to fully apologize to anyone I offended, especially Myles Garrett and his family,” Clowney said, per ESPN. “My words in the locker room were not only taken out of context, but completely misrepresented. As a man, I have reached out to Myles specifically to apologize, I will continue to learn and grow as I move forward.”

Clowney, a former No. 1 overall pick, has signed a one-year deal each of the past four offseasons. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, he has never reached 10 sacks in a single season since entering the league with the Houston Texans in 2014.

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Dec 17, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) leaves the field with an injury during the first half against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns downgrade DE Jadeveon Clowney to out vs. Steelers

Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was downgraded to out for Sunday’s season finale against the host Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Browns noted that the move was “not injury related” on Saturday, one day after Clowney was sent home after making critical comments and openly questioning whether Cleveland put him in position to succeed.

Clowney, 29, told Cleveland.com it has become apparent the Browns have “their own guys, and I ain’t one of them, so it’s time for me to get my exit slip.”

The comments, published Thursday, pointed to the Browns focusing gameplans around defensive end Myles Garrett, who has 15 sacks and is one of the leading candidates for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Clowney felt he wasn’t getting ample support from coaches, he said, adding he was “95 percent sure I won’t be back.”

“I just feel like I need to be around somebody that believes in me and my ability,” Clowney said. “(It can’t) just be me believing in myself. I believe in myself more than anybody.”

Clowney, a former No. 1 overall pick, has signed a one-year deal each of the past four offseasons. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, he has never reached 10 sacks in a single season since entering the league with the Houston Texans in 2014.

Also on Saturday, the Browns elevated rookie linebacker Storey Jackson and defensive end Sam Kamara from the practice squad.

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Dec 17, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) is introduced before the game between the Browns and the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Browns send Jadeveon Clowney home after critical comments

Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was sent home Friday for critical comments and openly questioning whether Cleveland put him in position to succeed.

Clowney told Cleveland.com it has become apparent the Browns have “their own guys, and I ain’t one of them, so it’s time for me to get my exit slip.”

The comments, published Thursday, pointed to the Browns focusing gameplans around defensive end Myles Garrett. Garrett has 15 sacks and is one of the leading candidates for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Clowney has just two sacks in 12 games and his status for Sunday’s regular-season finale at Pittsburgh is in doubt based on the team blocking him from the facility on Friday.

Clowney, 29, felt he wasn’t getting ample support from coaches, he said, adding he was “95 percent sure I won’t be back.”

“I just feel like I need to be around somebody that believes in me and my ability,” Clowney said. “(It can’t) just be me believing in myself. I believe in myself more than anybody.”

The former No. 1 overall pick has signed a one-year deal each of the past four offseasons. A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Clowney has never reached 10 sacks in a single season since entering the league with the Houston Texans in 2014.

Cleveland.com reported Clowney drew a line in the sand with coaches before Week 15 against Baltimore. He said coaches asked him to switch defensive end positions with Garrett after they practiced on one side all week. Clowney resisted and instead played only on third downs.

“I’m not doing that —-. I’m old. I’ve done my job,” Clowney told Cleveland.com. “I don’t have time for that. I’ve made my money. I’m doing this because I love the game but keep (doing things like that) and making me not love the game.”

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Dec 4, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) in action during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Browns DE Jadeveon Clowney (head) out vs. Ravens

Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney suffered a head injury and was ruled out for the remainder of Saturday’s game against the visiting Baltimore Ravens.

Clowney left the game late in the second quarter. He was seen behind the Browns’ sideline, walking with trainers to the locker room during the final minute before halftime.

The team ruled him out early in the third quarter.

Clowney is considered a valuable part of the Browns’ run defense as an edge setter. Cleveland has already lost linebackers Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Anthony Walker Jr., Jacob Phillips and Sione Takitaki for the year with injuries.

Entering Saturday’s game, Clowney had 22 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and three pass breakups in 10 games (nine starts) this season.

The former No. 1 overall pick has 43 sacks in 108 career games with the Houston Texans (2014-18), Seattle Seahawks (2019), Tennessee Titans (2020) and Browns.

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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, Denzel Ward out vs. Patriots

Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and cornerback Denzel Ward have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the visiting New England Patriots.

Clowney has been dealing with ankle, knee and elbow issues. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Friday that the three-time Pro Bowler didn’t feel ready to compete in this weekend’s game.

Ward, a two-time Pro Bowler, didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday after sustaining a concussion while making a tackle in the fourth quarter of last weekend’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was replaced in the lineup by A.J. Green.

The Browns also ruled out backup offensive tackle Joe Haeg with a concussion, Stefanski said.

Ward, 25, has 21 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery for a touchdown in five games this season.

He has 207 tackles, 11 interceptions and four fumble recoveries in 57 career games (56 starts) since being selected by the Browns with the fourth overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Clowney, 29, has 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble in three games this season.

Clowney has 302 tackles, 42.5 sacks and 13 forced fumbles in 100 career games (91 starts) with the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Browns. Clowney was selected by the Texans with the top overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Sep 11, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) reacts with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) after sacking Carolina Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Browns’ Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney questionable vs. Falcons

Cleveland Browns defensive ends Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney are considered questionable to play in Sunday’s game against the Falcons in Atlanta, coach Kevin Stefanski said Friday.

Garrett, 26, sustained a shoulder injury among other bumps and bruises following a car accident on Monday.

“The latest is (he is) here today and continuing to rehab,” Stefanski said of Garrett’s availability for the game. “We’re going to list him as questionable. We’re going to use the next 24, 48 hours to see how he continues to respond to treatment and those types of things and make an appropriate decision on him and the rest of the guys.”

Garrett has three sacks, seven tackles and a forced fumble in three games this season for the Browns (2-1).

A two-time All-Pro, Garrett has recorded 210 tackles, 61.5 sacks and 12 forced fumbles in 71 games (69 starts) since being selected by the Browns with the top overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Clowney, 29, is nursing an ankle injury that forced him to miss Cleveland’s 29-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 22.

He has totaled 297 tackles, 42.5 sacks and 13 forced fumbles in 99 career games (90 starts) with the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Browns. Clowney was selected by the Texans with the top overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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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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