The Houston Texans placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end/outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on Monday.The move doesn’t close the door for the Texans to sign the edge rusher to a long-term deal. General manager Brian Gaine says: “Our goal is to continue to work with his representation on a long-term contract. This gives us both an opportunity to continue to do so.”Houston will offer Clowney Senio Kelemete Jersey , the first overall pick in the 2014 draft, a one-year guaranteed contract for an amount based on position. Because Houston used the non-exclusive tag on Clowney, he can sign immediately or attempt to get an offer sheet from another team. If he is given an offer sheet, the Texans would have the chance to match it.In that scenario, if the Texans did not match the offer, the new team would have to give up two first-round picks as compensation for taking the franchise player.Clowney has said repeatedly he’d like to remain a Texan and after Houston lost 21-7 to the Colts in the wild-card round in January he reiterated that sentiment.“We were a lot better than what we played (against Indianapolis) Black Tytus Howard Jersey ,” he said then. “Of course I want to come back and show everybody that with this team. But that’s up to them.”Coach Bill O’Brien wouldn’t speculate on Clowney’s future last week at the NFL combine, but he did talk about his time coaching him.“I’ve had a really good experience with JD,” O’Brien said. “He’s played good football for us. He’s a good person. I’ve enjoyed coaching him … I’ll leave (contract discussions) to Brian … but I have nothing but good things to say about JD.”After missing all but four games as a rookie because of a knee injury, Clowney has steadily improved each year and developed into one of the top defenders in the league, making the Pro Bowl in each of the last three seasons.The 26-year-old played 13 games and had 4 1/2 sacks in his second season, but some still questioned if he could replicate the success he had in college in the NFL.He started to quiet the doubters in 2016 when he started 14 games and had 52 tackles White Tytus Howard Jersey , six sacks and forced a fumble. But it wasn’t until 2017 when he took his game to the next level. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Clowney had 59 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered three, including one for his first NFL touchdown.Clowney built on that success last season when J.J. Watt returned after missing most of the previous two seasons with injuries. The two became one of the most fearsome pass rushing duos in the league. Clowney finished with 47 tackles, nine sacks, a forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries Youth Tytus Howard Jersey , with one for another touchdown. Class is in session. A verdict is in. I guess I got the lyrics wrong, it’s just my own sin."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Texans StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Texans NewsYahoo Texans Team PageYahoo Texans ReportYahoo Texans Depth ChartYahoo Texans TransactionsYahoo Texans PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕2019 NFL Free Agency2019 Houston Texans OffseasonGrade The Houston Texans’ Offseason So FarNew,91commentsClass is in session. A verdict is in. I guess I got the lyrics wrong, it’s just my own sin. CDTShareTweetShareShareGrade The Houston Texans’ Offseason So FarJasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsIt’s Friday. Friday, that day you were dreaming of back on Monday, is finally here. With the conclusion to the week having arrived and the carrot of free time dangling in front of you finally being in your possession Tytus Howard Jersey 2019 , let’s open the floor and see what you have to say. Bleacher Report graded every team’s offseason so far. They gave the Texans a D-. This is what they had to say:Personally, I’d give the Texans a C. I think they made the right move signing Tashaun Gipson instead of paying an exorbitant amount for Tyrann Mathieu. Bradley Roby is fine; it’s like replacing Kareem Jackson with a Kareem Jackson who covers better but doesn’t tackle as well. We’ll have to wait and see on Briean Boddy-Calhoun.The signing of Darren Fells should let players like Jordan Akins and Ryan Griffin play more of a pass catcher role instead of asking them to make blocks they struggle to make. Franchise-tagging Jadeveon Clowney was the right answer; now the Texans need to lock him up. But the Texans still have around $44 million in cap space. They have Deshaun Watson on a rookie contract. The time to win is now. They should have gone after an interior rusher, and they still should. The secondary will be better, but it won’t be able to have success on their own. They should have outbid the Titans for Roger Saffold so they finally had a player who can block the second level and give Lamar Miller the chance to actually break tackles. They have been too conservative in an offseason where it was time to be aggressive. The night is still young. There are other things to do, people to see, and avenues to explore. That being said Tytus Howard Houston Texans Jersey , at this time, how do you feel? What grade would you give the Texans’ offseason so far?