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Chris Clemons | Defensive Lineman

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 255
College: Georgia
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Jaguars RE Chris Clemons will resume practicing on Monday.
Clemons has been out all preseason with an undisclosed injury. Clemons is expected to serve as the Jaguars' LEO rusher this season. Aug 15 - 1:19 PM

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Jaguars RE Chris Clemons will miss the preseason opener.

"I would doubt he would play in the opener," coach Gus Bradley said. "I wouldn't count on that." Clemons missed the first day of training camp for personal reasons and remains without a timetable to return. Andre Branch will continue to replace Clemons as Jacksonville’s LEO rusher.
Aug 7 - 8:04 PM

Coach Gus Bradley declined to give a timetable on when RE Chris Clemons will be cleared to practice.

Clemons is currently on active/NFI after he missed the first day of training camp for personal reasons. "I won’t get into that,’’ Bradley said. "The injury thing we knew in talking to him that it could be a strong possibility. There’s still some things we need to work with him personally but he’s here and I appreciate that." With Clemons sidelined, Andre Branch is working as the first-team LEO rusher.
Aug 1 - 4:45 PM

Jaguars RE Chris Clemons reported to training camp Friday.

Clemons didn't report on Thursday with an unknown "personal issue," and coach Gus Bradley wanted to see some "urgency" out of the veteran after he sat out all of OTAs and minicamp. After losing No. 3 overall pick Dante Fowler to a torn ACL, the Jaguars are again counting on 33-year-old Clemons for pressure.
Jul 31 - 8:44 AM

Jaguars RE Chris Clemons did not report for the first day of training camp.

Coach Gus Bradley insisted Clemons was dealing with a personal issue. But this is a guy that skipped the voluntary portion of the offseason, presumably to protest his contract. "My hope is we can work through this. I talked to him last night and again this morning. Hopefully we can come up with a decision to speed this up a little quicker. I don’t see this as a situation that’s extended. ... We’re sensitive toward [it being a personal issue], but we also need some urgency," Bradley said.
Jul 30 - 12:35 PM

Jaguars RE Chris Clemons reported to mandatory minicamp.

He also checked in 17 pounds lighter than last season, weighing 248 at 6-foot-3. Clemons skipped OTAs, but didn't want to risk fines. He's owed $5 million this year in salary and bonuses. The Jags are in the somewhat awkward position of having to lean heavily on Clemons after drafting his replacement, only for first-round pick Dante Fowler to tear his ACL at rookie camp.
Jun 15 - 11:52 PM

Jaguars RE Chris Clemons skipped all nine of the team's OTAs but is expected to report to next week's minicamp.

The workouts are "voluntary," and Clemons was likely just resting his soon-to-be 34-year-old body. While Clemons may have entered the offseason on the bubble, the Jaguars badly need him again after losing first-round edge rusher Dante Fowler to a torn ACL. Clemons had eight sacks last season.
Jun 12 - 8:44 AM

Jaguars signed DE Chris Clemons, formerly of the Seahawks, to a four-year, $18 million contract.

Jacksonville will field an all-ex-Seattle end pairing of LE Red Bryant and RE Clemons in 2014. Clemons is a "Leo" outside rusher, a defensive end-outside 'backer hybrid position in the Gus Bradley/Pete Carroll scheme. He shouldn't be relied upon for more than 60 percent or so of the Jaguars' defensive snaps going on age 33, but still has some juice in the tank. Clemons posted 4.5 sacks as an 11-game starter last year, and received positive pass-rush grades from Pro Football Focus. He figures to share time with Andre Branch on the edge.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 10:27:00 AM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports that "if everything goes to plan," the Jaguars will sign DE Chris Clemons to a "multi-year" contract.

After being released by Seattle earlier Wednesday, Clemons is on his way to Jacksonville to visit his old coach Gus Bradley. The two sides should have no issues hammering out a deal, as long as Clemons' knee checks out. Bradley is the big draw for the Jaguars. Clemons has 38 sacks the past four seasons.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Free agent DE Chris Clemons will visit the Jaguars.

Per's Ian Rapoport, there's "lots of mutual interest there." Clemons played for Jaguars coach Gus Bradley in Seattle, and would keep the 'Hawks-to-Jags pipeline going steady. Clemons turns 33 in October, but still has some pass-rushing juice left in the tank.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Seahawks released DE Chris Clemons.

The move frees up more than $7 million in cap space. Clemons made a successful 2013 return from his 2012 ACL tear, recording 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble across 14 games (11 starts). He "started" over both Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, who will now be leaned upon for more snaps. Clemons is entering his age-33 season, but could still help a team in a pass-rusher rotation. He'll inevitably be linked to ex-Seattle DC Gus Bradley in Jacksonville.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:22:00 PM

The Florida Times Union would expect the Jaguars to express interest in DE Chris Clemons if he's released by the Seahawks.

Clemons is scheduled to count $9.6 million against the cap in Seattle, and "many think" he'll be released. The 32-year-old recorded just 4.5 sacks last season as he battled his way back from a torn ACL. He racked up 33.5 sacks the previous three seasons. The Jaguars need pass rushers and are expected to release DE Jason Babin. Clemons played for coach Gus Bradley in Seattle.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 09:25:00 AM

Seahawks DE Chris Clemons is scheduled to count $9.6 million against the 2014 salary cap.

According to the Seattle Times, "many think" it's almost a certainty that Clemons won't be back. He'll turn 33 in October and never got right following the ACL tear he sustained in January of 2013. The Seahawks need to keep money free so they can re-sign fellow defensive end Michael Bennett.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Seahawks RE Chris Clemons is in danger of missing Week 7 due to a hyperextended elbow.

X-rays were negative -- meaning Clemons doesn't have a long-term injury -- but coach Pete Carroll acknowledged "coming back for next week might be hard." Clemons has been a sub-package player behind Cliff Avril since returning from last year's knee injury. He has two sacks through four appearances.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:17:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed DE Chris Clemons (knee) will make his season debut Sunday versus Jacksonville.

Seattle's pass rush is going to be absolutely vicious as long as they keep all of their guys healthy. They're also getting Bruce Irvin back in Week 5.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 04:26:00 PM

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