"It's the richest offer on the table and he hasn't taken it," ESPN's Adam Schefter said Wednesday on ESPN Cleveland radio, as ESPN's Jake Trotter transcribed. "So why is that? I don't know."
Clowney has been sitting on the open market since March. He was expected to be a hot commodity, but interest in him has been lukewarm.
The Browns have been linked to Clowney throughout the offseason, and the club still holds about $37 million of cap space to get a potential deal done. The Tennessee Titans and New York Jets have also been connected to the three-time Pro Bowler who spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks.
"For whatever reason he hasn't been willing to take it so far," Schefter said of the Browns' offer. "That doesn't mean that it couldn't change, but it hasn't changed just yet."
Clowney registered only three sacks in 2019, though he was still proficient at generating quarterback pressures and defending the run. The 27-year-old has spent the offseason in Houston working out and rehabbing from a sports hernia surgery he underwent in February.
"Whoever I sign with is gonna get the best version of me," he said in early May.