Jadeveon Clowney appears to be on his way out of Cleveland, and it appears at least one of his teammates is not unhappy about it.
Clowney told Cleveland.com on Thursday that he was “95% sure” that he wouldn’t sign with the Browns again this offseason while also bringing up Myles Garrett.
“I just feel like I need to be around somebody that believes in me and my ability,” Clowney said, via Cleveland.com. “[It can’t] be just me believing in myself. I believe in myself more than anybody … You’re all trying to get [Garrett] into the Hall of Fame when all that matters is winning. Everybody got here for a reason, and we can all make plays. I know I am.”
On Friday, Garrett responded to those comments by stating he was “disappointed” and “a little bit confused” by comments from fellow defensive end Jadeveon Clowney that prompted the Cleveland Browns to send Clowney home before Friday’s practice.
“I knew he was frustrated. We’ve all been frustrated; we’re not winning,” Garrett said. “I wish we could’ve talked about this man-to-man. … I wish he would have handled it a little bit differently.”
Clowney added that the Browns have “got their own guys, and I ain’t one of them, so it’s time for me to get my exit slip.”
Garrett also added he had no clue Clowney was refusing to play on first or second down against Baltimore until the next week.
“I assumed he was hurt,” Garrett said. “I just assumed something was holding him back.”
When asked whether he’d welcome Clowney back, Garrett said he wants “volunteers, not hostages” on the Browns.
Clowney has 28 total tackles and two sacks this season in Cleveland, his second with the franchise. He had nine sacks last year.
Clowney is a free agent again this offseason, having signed back-to-back one-year deals with the Browns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.