The Dolphins are interested in trading for Texans star Jadeveon Clowney and recently met with the pass-rusher, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
Clowney has met with first-year head coach Brian Flores and other members of the Dolphins organization, who hope to persuade the three-time Pro Bowler to accept a trade to Miami, according to ESPN and reports.
The NFL Network was first to report of Miami’s increased interest in Clowney. The Miami Herald also reported Tuesday that the Dolphins consider themselves the leading candidate to acquire Clowney, who has not yet signed his one-year franchise tender with the Texans.
Clowney, who was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl last season, finished 2018 with 47 tackles, nine sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also had 16 tackles for loss, which tied for ninth in the NFL last season, and he now has 53 tackles for loss over the past three seasons, which ranks third in the league.