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Any Chance Texans Would Trade Clowney?

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Blockbuster deals like this are not the norm in the NFL, especially this early in the season, and for such an important piece to a team's roster. If Houston keeps losing over the next few weeks and Carolina's pass rush continues to look like hot garbage, could a deal be struck?

Clowney, though oft-injured, did play a healthy 2017 season and is only 25 years old. He is a soon-to-be-FA, so we would have to re-up his contract for a long-term deal..... probably in that Danielle Hunter realm (5 year / $72M).  Clowney is miscast in the 34 defense, and would thrive and feast in a 4-3, IMO. 

It would cost us our 1st rounder in '19 + something...maybe a 3rd round pick or future 3rd. If Houston is unclear of where Clowney fits into their future or doesn't have any intention of re-signing him, I think this would be a very wise decision for us. We should be using our first rounder on a DE anyway, so instead, we get a former #1 pick. We get a comp pick for Norwell in the third round next year, so that almost washes away the 3rd rounder we are sending in the deal. We cut Torrey and free up $5M to add to our '18 cap.

After the 2018 season, Addison is the only DE worth a sh*t on this roster, and he will be a ripe 32 at the start of the season. We are sitting at $27M in cap space and still need a SAF and probably OLB but, landing Clowney would eliminate a huge need that has been hovering over this franchise for many a year. Bringing the Rock Hill native and ex-Gamecock back to the Carolinas would be huge for him too, IMO.

Crazy pipe dream?  Nah, pass?  Hmmm.....potentially doable?

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Trade a 1st and 3rd for someone you can get as a FA? Why do that?

Also, this is the year for 4-3 DEs in the draft. Lots of good ones.

Sign him as a FA or draft a DE in the first, I’m fine with either, but blowing a 1st and other picks to trade for him seems like a bad move.

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1 minute ago, stbugs said:

Trade a 1st and 3rd for someone you can get as a FA? Why do that?

I just have this feeling that our current roster of DEs are not going to cut the mustard for 16+ games, and would love to bring Clowney aboard for this season. It also avoids competition in FA battling other hungry teams. I'd prefer not to give up assets vs. signing someone, but sometimes you have to secure the asset to avoid a pissing match with other teams with more dinero. 

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1 minute ago, Soul Rebel said:

I just have this feeling that our current roster of DEs are not going to cut the mustard for 16+ games, and would love to bring Clowney aboard for this season. It also avoids competition in FA battling other hungry teams. I'd prefer not to give up assets vs. signing someone, but sometimes you have to secure the asset to avoid a pissing match with other teams with more dinero. 

You’d think we’d have an advantage to sign him if Houston doesn’t want him back. If we pay him, I’d think he stay here.

Giving up a 1st and 3rd and what if he doesn’t want to stay? Nah, don’t like it. 

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Yeah this is the year to draft one and I can already see the outrage when we take one before an Olinemen. 

It's a pipe dream but I want Nick Bosa on this team in the worse way lol 

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Don’t see them letting him go even if they do continue to lose. He’s a major piece to that defense and when healthy(yeh, I know) he’s pretty freaking dominant. And Watt can’t play forever.

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9 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

This dude is still living off the hype of hitting a Michigan RB really hard. Unreal.

If that is all you attribute to Clowney then that shows how little you know of college prospects. Or football at all. 

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Pass. Don’t trust him to stay healthy which makes both the contract and picks traded not at all worth it.

I love the idea of Clowney on the Panthers though.

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