The Jadeveon Clowney era with the Cleveland Browns looks to be officially over a few days before the 2022 NFL season concludes. Last night, Clowney made significant inflammatory comments about the team’s handling of him this season and, seemingly, their desire to make Myles Garrett look good at his expense.
Clowney believes he has been treated unfairly and not prioritized by the staff. While he doesn’t believe Garrett was responsible for it, his acquisitions could not be well received by the team or his teammates.
Now comes word that Cleveland has responded strongly to Clowney’s interview with Mary Kay Cabot. First, Clowney was sent home excused from practice:
The #Browns have sent Jadeveon Clowney home and he will not practice today. Status for Sunday unclear.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) January 6, 2023
Shortly after, Tom Withers also reported that Clowney will not play this weekend:
Clowney has played his last game for the #Browns. Coach Kevin Stefanski will address following practice.— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) January 6, 2023
Many of his complaints seemed directed at DC Joe Woods, whom Clowney indicated is unlikely to return, but also pointed towards overall direction of the team.
With Clowney out Sunday, rookie DE Alex Wright and veteran DE Chase Winovich will be called upon to step into his role against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Clowney’s career with Cleveland will finish us at 26 games with 11 sacks, 65 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and 23 quarterback hits. He also forced three fumbles and recovered one.
As noted, HC Kevin Stefanski will address the situation after practice today.