Where do the Seahawks stand?
As of right now, I think the Seahawks are in the best position of any of the teams mentioned here. Not necessarily in their pursuit of Clowney, but in their attempts to upgrade the EDGE position this offseason.
Everson Griffen seems like an excellent backup plan to have if you need to replace Clowney with the free agents that are left out there. With his apparent excitement to play for his former coach at USC, the bond between Griffen and Pete Carroll may be better than what he and Clowney built in less than a year together.
With Clowney as option 1 and Griffen as option 1B, it is almost overkill to have a pick ahead of the Titans in the 2020 NFL Draft, but they have that too. So, even if the Browns were really interested in Clowney and landed him and if someone signed Griffen while the Seahawks waited, they still would be in control of choosing what EDGE they wanted in the 2020 NFL Draft over the Titans.
All in all, I don’t think there is any sort of pressure here for the Seattle Seahawks to sign Clowney because they have so many options available to them.
If they want to sign Clowney, they are the only team with up to date medical info on him and if they think he is fully healthy they can push more chips to the middle of the table and make him a big offer with the cap space they could get from cutting Justin Britt.