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Should the Saints pursue DE Jadeveon Clowney?

Saints could use a veteran presence at DE.

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

New Saints defensive coordinator Joe Woods last coached the Cleveland Browns and DE Jadeveon Clowney. The New Orleans Saints currently sit with the following at the defensive end depth cart.

  • Cam Jordan
  • Carl Granderson
  • Tanoh Kpassagnon
  • Payton Turner
  • Isaiah Foskey

A star veteran, solid vets and some young guys who could become solid players. There is a use for another veteran DE. Yannick Ngakoue, Robert Quinn and many others remain available. Clowney may fit the Saints best right now. Ngakoue is the best available, but he may command more money than the Saints will want to pay.

In 2020, the Saints were 100% in on Clowney and were pushing so hard for him. A matter of fact, they wanted him so bad they attempted the league’s first sign-and-trade with the Cleveland Browns. They asked for league permission to send a draft pick to the Browns for them to sign him and guarantee part of his contract. Essentially trading a pick for salary, which happens in the NBA often. The league denied the deal. Two years later after stops in Tennessee and Cleveland, would it make sense coming to NOLA?

The past two seasons Clowney has started 24 games and stacked up 11 sacks with 65 tackles. Would you want to see him in NOLA?

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