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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Would the Bills have interest in Jadeveon Clowney at a lower price?

Jadeveon Clowney continues to be a popular topic among readers who submit questions for our Bills Mailbag. This week, Vic Carucci was asked if the Texans might consider swapping their edge rusher for a running back.

"Not seeing it," Carucci replied. "Although Clowney doesn't figure to have any future with the Texans, I don't see them seeking any sort of one-for-one trade for LeSean McCoy (who I assume you're thinking the Bills would look to ship to Houston)."

Jay Skurski was asked a similar question in May and didn't seem optimistic about a deal either, noting that highly regarded edge rushers generally "carry a premium price."

But would the Bills have interest at a lower price tag? The Texans are going without a general manager this season after firing Brian Gaine (who was hired from the Bills). ProFootballTalk reported this week that Gaine wanted to extend Clowney, who was drafted first overall in 2014, but coach Bill O'Brien didn't want to make a long-term commitment. Now only O'Brien is left.

Clowney is playing on the franchise tag this year and carries a cap hit of almost $16 million, which the Bills could fit. Clowney could be tagged again by the Texans next year for 20% more money if they can't reach an extension, but after that he'd be free agent. If O'Brien's Texans decide they want to get something back for Clowney while they still can (and before he hurts his trade value by demanding a trade or threatening to hold out), perhaps they'll lower they're asking price enough to pique the Bills' interest.



Richie Incognito suspended: The Raiders knew Richie Incognito might receive a suspension when they signed him. The former Bills guard got hit with a two-game suspension resulting from a series of incidents over the last year.


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