Houston Texans defensive standout Jadeveon Clowney was paid a bonus of $1.005 million on the penultimate day of the 2018 common season as half of a decision over a dispute of which place he ought to have been listed as enjoying underneath his fifth-year option, a supply informed ESPN.

The option, which is constructed into the contracts of all gamers chosen within the first spherical of the NFL draft, pays gamers primarily based on their place and draft slot. (Gamers chosen first by 10th occupy one group, whereas these chosen 11th by 32nd are lumped into one other.)

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Though it’s unclear particularly how the decision was reached, Clowney doubtless contended he ought to have been designated as a defensive finish and never a linebacker, as a defensive finish on the fifth-year option was entitled to bigger whole pay in 2018. The online result of the decision was that Clowney’s 2018 compensation escalated from $12.306 million to $13.311 million.

The primary general choose within the 2014 NFL draft completed the season with 9 sacks and is now scheduled to hit free company. The place designation might loom as soon as once more, with Houston anticipated to think about the franchise tag for Clowney this offseason. Just like the fifth-year option, the franchise tag designation entails positional worth.

Clowney is utilized in a spread of methods in Houston’s protection, which makes it more durable to pin him at one single place, a priority gamers and brokers of gamers who’re utilized in a flexible function have beforehand been conscious of.

The settlement allowed Houston and Clowney to meet within the center for now.

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