Former 1st Overall Pick Jadeveon Clowney Joins Ravens As Pass-Rushing Help

Jadeveon Clowney

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The Baltimore Ravens have reportedly signed former 1st overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, according to NFL Insider Josina Anderson.

The signing of Clowney, after a recent visit, comes in the wake of several other high-profile pass-rusher acquisitions across the league.

The Ravens’ decision to bring in Clowney follows notable signings of pass-rushers by other teams, such as Yannick Ngakoue’s move to the Bears and Justin Houston’s recent deal with the Panthers.

Clowney’s career began with as the 1st overall pick in the 2014 Draft by the Houston Texans. He was later traded to the Seahawks and spent a year there.

Subsequently, Clowney embarked on a series of short-term contracts, including a one-year stint with the Titans in 2020, and two consecutive years with the Browns in 2021 and 2022.

While his time with the Browns began on a promising note, marked by a notable nine sacks in 2021, the relationship soured over time.

Despite not fulfilling the expectations of a dominant pass-rusher in his career, Clowney has consistently showcased his ability to excel in run defense. His athleticism, even at the age of 30, remains impressive.

Over the course of his career, Clowney has accumulated 43 sacks, and he will be eager to contribute to his new team’s defensive efforts.

In a related move, the Ravens have also made strides to bolster their secondary by signing cornerback Ronald Darby.

This decision comes as the team grapples with injuries in that area of their defense.