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Clowney, the first overall pick in 2014, will make $12.3 million this year under the fifth-year option.
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Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he expected Clowney to be on the field at the start of training camp July 26. That gives the Texans only a six-week window to get an extension completed, and the sides have had no substantive negotiations, per McClain.
Texans General Manager Brian Gaine’s philosophy is not to negotiate during the season.
That doesn’t mean Clowney will become a free agent in March. The Texans are expected to use the franchise tag on him if they can’t come to terms before that.
But Clowney’s price tag will go up with a big season. He had 9.5 sacks, 21 quarterback hits and 21 tackles for loss last season without J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus over the final 11 games.
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Previously set to play 12 games at the revamped Coliseum, they now will have 20 in the 2018-19 season. The Belmont arena is scheduled to open in 2021.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement Thursday about the added games at the Coliseum, saying: ”We’re bringing the Islanders home to Long Island and to the fans who have supported their team for decades. Until the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art arena at Belmont Park, the Islanders will reunite with their fans at Nassau Coliseum and build momentum for a long-awaited homecoming.”