Free-agent defensive lineman J.J. Watt has acquired contract gives from a number of groups, league sources advised ESPN’s Dianna Russini.
A number of sources advised Russini that essentially the most profitable supply Watt at the moment has on the desk is believed to be value between $15 million and $16 million.
The Browns are among the many groups occupied with Watt, in keeping with ESPN and a number of experiences, however it was not clear as of Thursday morning whether or not Cleveland has submitted a proposal to the five-time Professional Bowler. Cleveland.com reported final week that Watt had some mutual curiosity in signing with the Browns.
The Texans launched Watt earlier this month, ending the three-time NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months’s decade-long run in Houston.
On the time of his launch, sources advised ESPN that roughly a dozen groups — together with the Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Payments — had already expressed curiosity in Watt.
Watt, who turns 32 subsequent month, completed final season with 5 sacks, two compelled fumbles and an interception that he returned for a landing. He ranked 15th out of 119 certified pass-rushers in go rush win charge in 2020, in keeping with ESPN Stats & Data, and ended his Texans profession because the franchise’s all-time chief with 101 profession sacks.