Bradley McDougald is earning the transfer from the Seahawks to the Jets and he has an thought of a different participant he would like to see make the very same move — Jadeveon Clowney.
McDougald, who arrived to the Jets last weekend in the Jamal Adams trade, mentioned he is great buddies with Clowney and he believes the totally free agent edge rusher would assist the Jets.
“I would certainly go to bat for Jadeveon Clowney,” McDougald explained.
It is astonishing that Clowney continues to be a free agent and potentially signifies his inquiring value continues to be as well superior. The Jets have revealed minimal interest in Clowney and common manager Joe Douglas has approached absolutely free company judiciously. It would be a shock if he reversed program and handed out major money to Clowney now.
However, you simply cannot blame McDougald for seeking.
“I know the type of participant Jadeveon is,” McDougald claimed. “He desires to be in a camp someplace. He desires to engage in. He’s a ballplayer, a hell of a ballplayer. I questioned him, I’m like, ‘hey man, I’m above in this article now, you may as nicely come.’ We laughed about it. I suggest, at this place in his vocation, he does want dollars, but he desires to engage in as properly. If a crew comes with the suitable offer and they tactic him the proper way, it could be extremely probable that he could be a Jet.”
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McDouglad stated he would lobby for the Jets to sign Clowney, but acknowledged it possibly won’t function.
“I really don’t know how significantly of a voice I have with them. That’s earlier mentioned my spend grade,” McDougald explained.
The Jets have a will need at edge rusher. Jordan Jenkins and Tarell Basham are their projected starters at the instant. Clowney only had three sacks previous 12 months in Seattle but was a Pro Bowl participant for the Texans in the three a long time before that.
As for McDougald, he sounded fired up to be with the Jets right after the shock of the trade light final weekend. He said he felt “abandoned” by Seattle at initial but then saw the optimistic facet with the Jets wanting him.
McDougald is not a stranger to changing a prime participant. He took about for Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas in Seattle. Now he will be stepping into Adams’ role below.
“This isn’t me remaining right here to change Jamal,” McDougald mentioned. “This is me in this article as a contemporary commence. Just the similar way that I could not be Kam and I couldn’t be Earl, but I continue to observed my way to be thriving. It is the very same way with this. It was above me. It is not like I arrived in and I was like, ‘you know what, I’m about to acquire Jamal’s occupation.’ I got traded. That is that. I’m coming below to be the finest me. I cannot be Jamal. I’m not the identical person as Jamal. The only issue I can do is display up every single day and be the most effective Bradley McDougald and ideally that wins my coaches, my gamers and the followers around.”
Defensive lineman Steve McLendon was the initial Jets player requested about the allegations of sexist and racist remarks by operator Woody Johnson that ended up reported final 7 days. McLendon stated: “I’m not going to talk on him or any of the remarks that he said or manufactured, and I do not pass judgment on anyone. At the close of the day, he will be held accountable for his actions. I’m not even likely to speak on that. Whichever he claimed, he said. It’s out there. I have a great deal of regard for Christopher (Johnson). I’m going to allow them cope with that in any kind of vogue they want to manage that.”