For excellent reason, Cleveland Browns fans may be catching themselves fantasizing a bit more than usual lately.

As the group thinks about a long-term extension for star defensive end Myles Garrett, the Browns are likewise interested in marquee totally free agent Jadeveon Clowney.

” The Browns have likewise been huge gamers in the Clowney sweepstakes this offseason, and they haven’t offered up on the idea of landing him,” Mary Kay Cabot of composed.

Cleveland still has $37.3 million in cap area, according to OverTheCap, so signing the defensive end is an economically reasonable option.

But the issue, reportedly, is his receptiveness.

In late Might, ESPN’s Adam Schefter appeared on ESPN Cleveland (h/t Jake Trotter) and said the Browns have actually offered the “wealthiest deal on the table” for Clowney.

” I believe they’ve been the most aggressive team with him financially,” he said. “And, I just think he has balked at going to Cleveland for whatever factor. I think he’s been reluctant to go since if he wasn’t, he would’ve gone already since it’s the most cash.”

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Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated offered a glance at that possible offer. He stated he heard the Browns are ready to include Clowney on a 1 year agreement in the $15 million range.

However, the lack of movement might be a signal.

” That informs me a couple things,” Breer composed. “One, that Clowney’s monetary desires are still a barrier to getting a deal done. And 2, that those desires may come on a moving scale, based on location.”

Eventually, however, the 27-year-old– who invested 2019 with the Seattle Seahawks– might be lacking suitors.

Tennessee Titans basic manager Jon Robinson told reporters they have actually not had recent conversations with Clowney. “I think we’re going to continue to monitor it and see,” he stated.

Additionally, per ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the tone of a possible go back to the Seahawks has actually altered:

ESPN’s Dianna Russini previously reported Clowney wanted $20 million each year, and his asking rate dipped to $17-18 million a couple weeks later on. More than two months later on, it’s clear he just isn’t in a rush to sign an agreement.

But the South Carolina item doesn’t have limitless time readily available.

Groups are tentatively permitted to open preseason training school no earlier than 15 days prior to the very first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.

Together with Cleveland, Seattle and Tennessee, the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles have actually been credited with an interest. While other teams– specifically a competitor with cap space, such as the Indianapolis Colts– might get involved, that’s merely speculation.

Although the contract is just one factor, the Browns have a strong financial position in these conversations. They’re hoping that, of all the voices in Clowney’s ear, cash talks the loudest.

Follow Bleacher Report author David Kenyon on Twitter @Kenyon19_BR.