Chris Clemons DL JAC 6 months ago

Clemons, who skipped all of voluntary OTAs, is expected to show up for next week's mandatory minicamp, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Clemons isn't holding out for a new contract or voicing any kind of protest; he simply doesn't see the need to attend voluntary workouts as a 33-year-old 10-year veteran. The Jags were hoping No. 3 overall draft pick Dante Fowler (torn ACL) could take some of the pass-rushing pressure off Clemons, but with the rookie now out for the season, Clemons again looks to be the team's top outside pass rusher. He had 36 tackles (27 solo), eight sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three passes defensed in 16 games last season.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 6 months ago

Clemons is not attending Jacksonville's organized team activities, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Clemons is an habitual no-show at voluntary OTAs, going back to his days in Seattle. The 33-year-old's job appeared to be in jeopardy when the Jaguars selected Dante Fowler with the third overall pick in the draft, but he tore the ACL in his left knee during the rookie minicamp and will miss the 2015 season. So, Clemons will probably retain his starting job, but head coach Gus Bradley is expecting him for mandatory minicamp that kicks off June 16.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 12 months ago

Clemons (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Clemons is having a nice season in Jacksonville with 32 tackles and seven sacks through 12 games.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 2 years ago

Jaguars signed DE Chris Clemons, formerly of the Seahawks, to a four-year contract.

Jacksonville will field an all-ex-Seahawk defensive end pairing of LE Red Bryant and RE Clemons in 2014. Clemons is a "Leo" outside pass rusher, a defensive end-outside linebacker hybrid position in the Gus Bradley/Pete Carroll defense. He shouldn't be relied upon for more than 60 percent or so of the Jaguars' defensive snaps going on age 33, but still has some juice left in the tank. Clemons posted 4.5 sacks as an 11-game starter last year, and received positive pass-rush grades from Pro Football Focus. He figures to share time with Andre Branch on the edge.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 2 years ago

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports that "if everything goes to plan," the Jaguars will sign DE Chris Clemons to a "multi-year" contract.

After being released by Seattle earlier Wednesday, Clemons is on his way to Jacksonville to visit his old coach Gus Bradley. The two sides should have no issues hammering out a deal, as long as Clemons' knee checks out. Bradley is the big draw for the Jaguars. Clemons has 38 sacks the past four seasons.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 2 years ago

Free agent DE Chris Clemons will visit the Jaguars.

Per's Ian Rapoport, there's "lots of mutual interest there." Clemons played for Jaguars coach Gus Bradley in Seattle, and would keep the 'Hawks-to-Jags pipeline going steady. Clemons turns 33 in October, but still has some pass-rushing juice left in the tank.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 2 years ago

Seahawks released DE Chris Clemons.

The move frees up more than $7 million in cap space. Clemons made a successful 2013 return from his 2012 ACL tear, recording 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble across 14 games (11 starts). He "started" over both Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, who will now be leaned upon for more snaps. Clemons is entering his age-33 season, but could still help a team in a pass-rusher rotation. He'll inevitably be linked to ex-Seattle DC Gus Bradley in Jacksonville.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 2 years ago

The Florida Times Union would expect the Jaguars to express interest in DE Chris Clemons if he's released by the Seahawks.

Clemons is scheduled to count $9.6 million against the cap in Seattle, and "many think" he'll be released. The 32-year-old recorded just 4.5 sacks last season as he battled his way back from a torn ACL. He racked up 33.5 sacks the previous three seasons. The Jaguars need pass rushers and are expected to release DE Jason Babin. Clemons played for coach Gus Bradley in Seattle.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 2 years ago

Seahawks DE Chris Clemons is scheduled to count $9.6 million against the 2014 salary cap.

According to the Seattle Times, "many think" it's almost a certainty that Clemons won't be back. He'll turn 33 in October and never got right following the ACL tear he sustained in January of 2013. The Seahawks need to keep money free so they can re-sign fellow defensive end Michael Bennett.

Chris Clemons DL JAC 2 years ago

Seahawks RE Chris Clemons is in danger of missing Week 7 due to a hyperextended elbow.

X-rays were negative -- meaning Clemons doesn't have a long-term injury -- but coach Pete Carroll acknowledged "coming back for next week might be hard." Clemons has been a sub-package player behind Cliff Avril since returning from last year's knee injury. He has two sacks through four appearances.