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Jadeveon Clowney | Linebacker

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 266
College: South Carolina
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Jadeveon Clowney is out 4-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his knee.
The Texans will move forward with Whitney Mercilus and Brooks Reed at outside linebacker. A former first-round pick, Mercilus has been a disappointment with Houston. The No. 1 overall pick in May's draft, Clowney's loss is a huge one for a Texans defense that was built on his edge-rush ability combined with J.J. Watt's dominance on the line. For fantasy matchup purposes, Houston's defense should not be feared for enemy skill-position players moving forward, despite holding Washington's dysfunctional offense to six points in Week 1. Sep 8 - 3:40 PM

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Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney has a torn lateral meniscus and could miss 4-6 weeks.

The No. 1 overall pick's rookie season is off to a frustrating start. It sounds like he'll undergo a scope Monday and also may have sprained his MCL. Whitney Mercilus will take Clowney's spot in the starting lineup.
Sep 7 - 7:45 PM

A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that the Texans fear a meniscus tear for Jadeveon Clowney that could require arthroscopic surgery.

Earlier reports from NFL Network had Clowney with an MCL injury. Either way, it's looking like the No. 1 overall pick is going to miss a decent chunk of time. The Texans should have an official diagnosis and timetable after a Monday MRI.
Sep 7 - 7:09 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney has been diagnosed with an MCL injury.

Per NFL Network's Albert Breer, Clowney's injury could sideline him "a while." Clowney left Sunday's win over the Redskins and did not return. Clowney will likely go for an MRI on Monday, at which point a timetable should be known.
Sep 7 - 6:40 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney left Sunday's Week 1 game against the Redskins with a knee injury and will not return.

It was initially reported that Clowney was merely dealing with cramps, but it looks like there's more here. He was able to walk to the locker room under his own power. Clowney had one tackle for a loss before leaving.
Sep 7 - 2:51 PM

Updating previous items, the injury that caused Jadeveon Clowney to miss a week of camp was a concussion.

This is just a bookkeeping note as Clowney has already passed through the league's protocols. The No. 1 overall pick will make his debut against the Redskins Sunday.
Sep 4 - 12:31 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney will start in Week 1 against Washington.

Clowney missed Houston's third preseason game with an undisclosed injury, but his status was never in doubt. He'll start opposite Brooks Reed in Romeo Crennel's base 3-4 defense.
Sep 3 - 7:58 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (undisclosed) is expected to play Week 1 against the Redskins.

Clowney exited a joint practice last week against the Broncos with an undisclosed injury. Coach Bill O'Brien would only say that the No. 1 overall pick is day-to-day. He missed the regular season tuneup this past weekend.
Aug 25 - 6:41 PM

Jadeveon Clowney had a sack and a tackle for a loss in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Clowney played just nine snaps, but burst through the line to put a big hit on Antone Smith in the backfield and then took down Matt Ryan on the very next play. It's what the Texans were expecting when they used the No. 1 overall pick on Clowney. Although this isn't an elite defense, they have serious playmakers in Clowney, J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing. Expect big plays.
Aug 18 - 9:24 AM

Jadeveon Clowney recorded one tackle for loss in his preseason debut.

The lone tackle was a highlight-worthy pop of Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor five yards in the backfield. Clowney almost added a sack, but was beat to Carson Palmer by J.J. Watt. Clowney struggled in pass coverage, though, getting burned by TE John Carlson for a touchdown on a play that was called back. Clowney has some growing to do, but his talent was evident on Saturday night.
Aug 9 - 9:59 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (groin) will be active for the Texans' preseason opener on Saturday.

Clowney has been on a snap count in training camp, but coach Bill O'Brien left open the possibility that he'll start Saturday's game. Clowney's health isn't a concern as he rounds into shape for Week 1.
Source: CSN Houston
Aug 7 - 2:39 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (groin) has been on a limited snap count in training camp.

The Texans want to manage Clowney's reps as he attempts to recover from offseason sports hernia surgery. Per the Houston Chronicle, he's "had a strong camp" despite not participating fully. It's possible Clowney will be held out of Houston's preseason opener, but there's no concern about his Week 1 status.
Aug 2 - 5:17 PM

No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney is participating in the first day of Texans camp.

There was some concern offseason sports hernia surgery would keep Clowney from participating early in camp, but he avoided the active/PUP list and is in uniform for the first practice. The Texans will likely ease Clowney in, but there is no concern about his status moving forward.
Jul 26 - 9:51 AM

No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney avoided active/PUP to open Texans camp.

Clowney underwent offseason sports hernia surgery. He passed the Texans' initial team physical, and will likely be eased in to camp. Clowney will play outside 'backer across from Whitney Mercilus in Romeo Crennel's 3-4 defense.
Jul 24 - 2:23 PM

No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney (sports-hernia surgery) said he doesn’t know if he'll be full speed when he reports to training camp next week.

"It may take a while for the dominant, lightning-fast Clowney of his college days to return," writes the Wall Street Journal's Kevin Clark. Clowney is five weeks removed from sports-hernia surgery. He seems likely sit out the opening days of camp, and could be limited when he's cleared to resume practicing. Clowney says he's "day to day" and shouldn't miss any preseason games.
Jul 18 - 5:39 PM

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