Three potential reasons fueling Eagles’ salary cap climb

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There have been plenty of whispers around the NFL as of late, as to be expected with the Draft rapidly approaching. But one of the most underrated has been what the Texans plan to do with Jadeveon Clowney.

The latest to come out of Houston is that there is reportedly ‘no deal in sight’ for the Pro Bowler who isn’t slated to attend any of the Texans offseason workouts until mandatory. Can Houston really afford the $15M tender? Or will they instead look to ship Clowney while they can in order to cash in?

Insert Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia Eagles, a team who would simply salivate over the idea of adding a pass-rusher who has registered 18.5 sacks in the last two seasons. Brandon Graham won’t be around forever and if the Eagles can find a way to pen Clowney to an extension that Houston can’t, then that front four would be terrifying. When you factor in Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat and developmental outside pieces, it’s almost enough to get you flustered…almost.

Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack and DeMarcus Lawrence set the tone for increasing premium pass-rushing contracts (shoutout to Howie for penning Graham’s contract before the snowball rolled) and if Houston can find some compensation, they may want to invest their funds elsewhere…ahem, Mr. Watson.

This sounds is unlikely…but is it? After all, this is Howie Roseman we’re talking about here and if there’s a chance to land a talent like Clowney because the Texans had eyes bigger than their belly, then why wouldn’t he take the shot?

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