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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 (knee) is active for Week 8 against the Titans.
Clowney will play on a "pitch count," likely in pass-rushing and third-down situations. Good luck with Clowney and J.J. Watt, Zach Mettenberger. Inactive for the Texans are ILB Brian Cushing (knee), WR DeVier Posey, QB Tom Savage, LB Jeff Tarpinian, OT Jeff Adams, DB Josh Aubrey, and DB Darryl Morris. Oct 26 - 11:34 AM

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Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is likely to play against the Titans, but will be on a "pitch count."

"I thought what he did what he had to do this week," coach Bill O’Brien said. "I think he’s got a good shot to play on Sunday." Clowney has been sidelined since tearing his meniscus in Week 1.
Oct 25 - 10:13 AM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) said he'd be surprised if he doesn't play in Sunday's game against the Titans.

Clowney hasn't played since tearing his meniscus in Week 1. He says he plans to "push through" the soreness that's still in his knee. If the training staff lets him do so, it's obviously a concern for Zach Mettenberger's first NFL start.
Oct 23 - 12:41 PM

According to, there's a "decent chance" Jadeveon Clowney (knee) returns for Week 8.

"He feels good," coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "Well see how it goes this week in practice. We'll be able to make a determination pretty soon about whether he can play or not." Clowney has been sidelined since Week 1.
Oct 21 - 4:58 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is inactive for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Steelers.

Clowney's lateral agility wasn't where the Texans wanted it to be in pre-game warmups. He's been out since undergoing knee surgery after Week 1. Whitney Mercilus is filling in. Also inactive for the Texans are QB Tom Savage, CB Jumal Rolle, CB Josh Aubrey, CB Darryl Morris, OT Jeff Adams, and WR DeVier Posey.
Oct 20 - 7:09 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Steelers.

Clowney got in two limited practices this week, but said he still "can't run laterally." He could be held out in an attempt to get fully healthy for Week 8. If Clowney ends up being active, the Texans would likely have him on a snap count.
Oct 18 - 3:20 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) returned to practice Friday.

It was Clowney's first practice since undergoing knee surgery in Week 1. He's expected to be a game-time decision for Monday night. Clowney will likely be on a limited snap count if active.
Oct 17 - 7:08 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will be a game-time decision for Monday's tilt with the Steelers.

"It's getting closer to game time and we'll know better as we move closer to game time," coach Bill O'Brien said Thursday. "If he were to play against Pittsburgh, it certainly wouldn't be 70 plays." We'd guess Clowney gets his feet wet in a part-time role before being unleashed for Week 8.
Oct 16 - 4:41 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has a 50-50 chance of returning to the lineup Week 7 against the Steelers.

The Texans and Steelers play on Monday night. Clowney has been sidelined since going down with a torn meniscus in the season opener. J.J. Watt is single-handedly carrying the Texans at the moment. Clowney would be some much-needed help off the edge. Whitney Mercilus has been filling in for Clowney.
Oct 15 - 10:28 AM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is targeting Week 7 against the Steelers to return.

Clowney is recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The first overall pick in May's draft would add a needed edge presence with J.J. Watt wreaking havoc up front. Whitney Mercilus has been inconsistent in Clowney's place. On Friday, coach Bill O'Brien called Clowney "iffy" to face the Steelers.
Oct 10 - 3:32 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (meniscus) won't return before Week 7.

Speaking Thursday, coach Bill O'Brien hinted Clowney could return for Houston's Week 7 Monday night tilt with the Steelers. Clowney will have been sidelined for nearly six weeks by then, the outer limit of his original 4-6 week timetable.
Oct 2 - 4:17 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (meniscus) has resumed jogging, and hopes to return in a "few weeks."

Sidelined since September 7, Clowney was given a 4-6 week timetable upon going down. That makes a "few weeks" attainable, but not ahead of schedule. The Clowney return talk may begin in earnest in Week 7.
Sep 30 - 4:18 PM

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

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

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