The Seahawks offered defensive tackle Jadeon Clooney earlier this year. Clown did not accept it. The Seahawks remained in conversation until the very end.
“He’s a good player and it was a long, long offense in terms of trying to find out,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Monday. “And we were involved in the whole. But still, we went ahead, you know, for the most part, well early enough so that we can do the rest of the team work and luckily we were able to do it and get some good players. But he is a great player and should be a good addition to this [the Titans]. ”
Even though the Seahawks moved on to sign other players, they did not give up on the Clowns.
“I talked to him throughout the process and stayed with him,” Carroll said. “We were having a really good, cordial conversation about things and she was waiting the whole time. He had made his sights too high to begin and this brought him to a position where he had to stay outside. And he did not get near the amount he wanted as he turned out. Our offers and goods did not look attractive on him early as his mindset was elsewhere. I do not know. It was a very common procedure, but he was not ready to call early. ”
As the process reached a conclusion, the Titans, Saints, and Seahawks remained in the mix.
“We were there the whole time,” Carroll said. “We were with him the whole time in the discussion. . . . [G.M.] John [Schneider] It was all over. ”
It did not end until late Saturday. Despite a report that Clown had chosen the Titans, he continued to talk to the Saints (and apparently the Seahawk) and carefully consider his options before finally settling on the Titans.