"This is not a scene, it's a GOD D * MN ARMS RACE!" *
* second place in the AFC East
Fall Out Boy, 2007
If you believe the old Aaron Donald or Fletcher Cox, adding Jadeveon Clowney is definitely a good place to start.
GM spent about $ 1,000 million in cap space before he was told to pack his stuff by 4:45 pm
Meanwhile, Clowney is not happy with his contract situation and the Houston may or may not be part of it
Our frenemies at Battle Red blog have already devoted countless man-hours to the Texas-sized FUBAR that's the whole situation, so in the interests of busting them only slightly more than necessary, we'll just cut to the chase where two of New England's biggest regional festivals seem to be on the no.
The Houston Texans have engaged five different teams in talks about a possible trade of franchise day defensive end Jadeveon Clowney .  According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle the most significant discussions have come with the Miami Dolphins. However, the Texans with the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins and New York Jets in regards to the standout pass rusher.
"Nothing has advanced" with any of the teams outside of Miami at this point.
The Fins are the cut-and-dry this-could-work spot for Clowney cap-wise; Miami's at about $ 26 million in space and could $ 15.96 million for JC's franchise tag on without blinking. The J-E-T-S are a tad more complicated; they've just got about $ 14.7 million in cap space at the moment, so they're just about to leave. Or … I mean, they're the jets, they're just out of the way, and they're not complimented.
For what it's worth, the PFT report above Did not say anything beyond the jets had "spoken to" the Texans about Clowney, so they were just doing the good old fashioned Patriots "kick the tires" conversation. Then again, why would you kick the tires? Would not you have thought, "Hey, if they're selling low, we could (insert any of 10,000 ways of creating cap space here)"? Are you giving them too much credit?
Either way, assuming Jadeveon does not get his wish and ends up in either Philly or Seattle, based on that, it looks like the Patriots finally drew a schedule where they did not play
On the other hand, Clowney so does not mind if he misses part of the regular season in order to go where he wants to go, so, there's that.
And hey, if you're pretty much all the cards, we'll probably do the exact same thing.