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Jadeveon Clowney | Linebacker

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 266
College: South Carolina
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Coach Bill O'Brien said OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is "on track" to play Week 1.
"The knee is feeling decent," O'Brien added. "We'll keep inching him forward to get him ready to play in the first game." All things considered, it's been a quick recovery for Clowney after undergoing microfracture knee surgery roughly nine months ago. Asked if there will be limitations, Clowney said he expects to play on running downs and passing downs. Last year's No. 1 overall pick has become sort of a forgotten man. A healthy return will be a big boost to a Texans defense that has the talent to be a top-five unit under DC Romeo Crennel. Aug 26 - 12:25 PM

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Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will sit out the Texans' third preseason game.

Clowney was always a long shot for this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal, but can't be ruled out for Week 1. He's been progressing without setbacks since coming off the active/PUP list last week. If Clowney is ready for the opener, he'll be on a strict snap count.
Aug 24 - 3:05 PM

The Texans plan to increase OLB Jadeveon Clowney's (knee) workload this week in practice.

Clowney returned to practice last Monday and has apparently escaped his first week without suffering any setbacks. After being limited to mostly individual drills, he is expected to see more team drills this week. Clowney is still unlikely to play in the Texans' third preseason game.
Aug 24 - 12:33 PM

Texans activated OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) from the active/PUP list.

The move was made on Monday when Clowney returned to individual drills. Coach Bill O'Brien believes Clowney has looked better as the week has worn on. "I think it’s been three days in a row now which is good, and do a little bit more tomorrow, and then we’ll evaluate him at the end of the week. But so far, so good." Clowney remains doubtful for the preseason, and questionable for Week 1.
Aug 20 - 3:30 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) resumed individual drills on Monday, and "(felt) pretty good."

It's unclear if Clowney has been formally removed from active/PUP. Encouragingly, Clowney said he didn't feel any extra soreness after practice. Beat writer Dale Robertson was "amazed" at how well the second-year prospect was moving around. Although today was a big step forward, there's no timetable for Clowney's preseason debut.
Aug 17 - 1:07 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is expected to participate in individual drills on Monday.

It's still unclear whether he'll be formally removed from active/PUP; Clowney needs to officially practice to be considered a part of the 90-man roster again. Last year's No. 1 overall pick is recovering from microfracture surgery.
Aug 16 - 7:32 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said the team will not rush Jadeveon Clowney (knee) back from his microfracture operation.

The team hasn't scrapped its August 17 target date, but O'Brien is clearly leaving the door open for Clowney to continue to miss time. "(If) his knee feels good, then he’ll go," said O'Brien. "We feel like that’s a good date for him, so, yeah, we’re on target for that. Hopefully, he’ll get out here and be able to do something that day." Last year's No. 1 overall draft pick is expected to start at right outside linebacker in 2015.
Aug 12 - 8:22 AM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said his goal is to have Jadeveon Clowney (knee) back at practice by August 17.

That would give Clowney roughly a month to prepare for September 13's season opener against Kansas City. Knee issues limited the 22-year-old to four games as a rookie in 2014. Houston will have one of the AFC's top front sevens if Clowney can recapture his college form and stay on the field this season.
Aug 2 - 12:48 PM

Texans placed OLB Jadeveon Clowney on the active/PUP list.

Recovering from microfracture surgery on his knee, it remains to be seen whether Clowney will be ready for Week 1. By placing Clowney on the active/PUP list, the Texans are making him eligible to open the season on reserve/PUP, which would cost Clowney the first six games. The Texans will surely hope Clowney's recovery goes smoothly and he doesn't stay on PUP into the season.
Jul 27 - 5:14 PM

The Texans team doctor said Jadeveon Clowney (knee) "looks spectacular" in his rehab from microfracture surgery.

Clowney is just seven months removed from surgery and remains without a hard timetable for return. The star has faded a bit on Clowney, but he was one of the most coveted pass rushing prospects coming out of South Carolina just last year. If he can get back to his pre-injury form, Clowney would be a huge boost to the Houston defense. It's a big "if," but we've read nothing but good things.
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Jul 22 - 3:26 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said Jadeveon Clowney will be eased back into action when he returns from microfracture surgery.

The Texans expect Clowney to be ready Week 1, but he won't see a full complement of snaps upon his return. Aside from J.J. Watt, the Texans don't have much in the pass-rush department. Whitney Mercilus will handle one outside linebacker spot, but snaps are up for grabs after Brooks Reed signed with Atlanta.
Jun 12 - 11:35 AM

Coach Bill O'Brien said he's been "impressed" with the way Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has "been working."

"Working" is a loose term with Clowney as he's roughly 5 1/2 months removed from microfracture surgery. "He's rehabbing. But he's also being able to take part in some of the things that we do in the weight room. He's not able to do all of the things that we do on the field just yet, because of his rehab. But he's on the right track," O'Brien said. The Texans remain confident Clowney will be ready to contribute Week 1.
May 19 - 12:39 PM

GM Rick Smith says the Texans expect OLB Jadeveon Clowney (microfracture surgery) to be a "major contributor" in 2015.

"I've been encouraged and impressed," Smith said of Clowney's rehab. "He's doing well." Clowney is not expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp, but Week 1 is realistic. The reports on rehab have been uniformly positive, but Clowney has a long ways to go before he can be declared healthy, let alone back to where he was before his injury.
Apr 28 - 1:59 PM

The Texans are targeting the "end of training camp" for OLB Jadeveon Clowney (microfracture surgery) to return to the football field.

That would be eight months after his procedure. Although there have been upbeat reports on Clowney's progress coming out of Houston, no one knows for sure how much his knee cartilage will regenerate, and no one will have a good feel for the results of his recovery until he resumes playing for an extended period. The Texans can't count on Clowney as a 2015 impact contributor.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 3 - 2:53 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee surgery) was spotted walking without a limp last week.

Clowney was not allowed to put any weight on his troublesome right knee for 6-7 weeks following December microfracture surgery. Now he's in the full swing of rehab. "Very encouraged," Clowney said. "Everything is looking good right now for me. I'm feeling better than I was previously. Just hoping to stay on this track and work towards getting back." The Texans won't be able to gauge how effective their 2014 No. 1 overall pick is until much further down the line, as microfracture surgery is among the most severe procedures an athlete can undergo.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 30 - 8:33 AM

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