Seahawks GM Commenting on Jarran Reed Number Change Leaves Door Open for Jadeveon Clowney Return

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed
Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks appeared to signal to the rest of the NFL that they have accepted the fact they weren't going to retain pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney when defensive tackle Jarran Reed announced he reclaimed the No. 90 that he loaned to Clowney for the 2019 season.

But general manager John Schneider tried his best to insist that the Seahawks are still trying to bring Clowney back, stating he "doesn't remember approving" Reed's jersey swap.

Schneider let Clowney hit the open market after a 2019 season in which he recorded just three sacks, but was near the top of the league in quarterback pressures per game.

The Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans are reportedly still pursuing Clowney, and some think that the Seahawks releasing guard DJ Fluker and center Justin Britt was done to free up space to re-sign Clowney.

Clowney's free agency saga has been drawn out to the point where it's genuinely amazing that no team has signed him to a long-term deal. While Reed seems to think Clowney is all but gone, Schneider isn't ready to concede his No. 90.