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Jadeveon Clowney | Linebacker | #90

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 270
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (1) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Texans GM Brian Gaine remains "optimistic" the team will sign DE Jadeveon Clowney to a long-term contract.
"I won't discuss our negotiations publicly, but I'm optimistic that something can be done," said Gaine on Friday. "We're doing our best to fortify our nucleus of players, and we'd like him to be a part of it." Only Arizona's Chandler Jones has recorded more tackles for loss than Clowney since the start of 2016. The South Carolina alum will earn $12 million in the final year of his rookie deal. Apr 20 - 2:26 PM

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MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Texans and contract-year OLB Jadeveon Clowney are making progress on a "mega-extension."

Clowney recently said he wants to finish his career in Houston, and GM Brian Gaine said an extension was "on the horizon" back in January. This deal should get done before training camp, and it could end up surpassing the six-year, $114 million contract Von Miller signed in 2016. Clowney is currently scheduled to earn $12.3 million under the terms of the fifth-year option.
Source: MMQB
Mar 29 - 10:17 AM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney wants to finish his career in Houston.

"I want to be here. I'm looking forward to that. Hopefully they lock me in." Texans GM Brian Gaine said an extension was "on the horizon" for Clowney back in January but there hasn't been any progress. Clowney is set to make $12.3 million under his 2018 option. The Houston Chronicle expects Clowney to surpass Von Miller's deal (six years, $114M).
Mar 23 - 7:34 PM

New Texans GM Brian Gaine said a contract extension for Jadeveon Clowney is "on the horizon."

"Right now, I'm in an evaluative period in terms of studying the roster and studying the team and learning the players in terms of how they performed," said Gaine at his introductory press conference. "But certainly a player that's valued by the Texans organization, and in time, as we go through that process, we'll arrive to that conclusion." Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle suggests Clowney's next contract could surpass the six-year, $114.1 million deal inked by Von Miller in 2016. That would make Clowney the highest-paid non-quarterback in the NFL. The former first overall pick will earn $13.846 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
Jan 17 - 7:52 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney will undergo a knee scope but will be ready for OTAs.

He won't play in the Pro Bowl for the second straight season after missing it last year for a knee scope. Clowney will likely only be sidelined for about a month. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 5-ranked 3-4 outside linebacker out of 46 qualifiers this season. Clowney had 9.5 sacks and played elite run defense. With one year left on his deal, Clowney is in line for an extension.
Jan 3 - 1:14 PM

The Texans expect to extend OLB Jadeveon Clowney next offseason.

Clowney is under control the next two seasons after his fifth-year option was picked up. The Texans want to see him repeat his 2016 success before committing franchise money to him. Clowney has missed 17 games through three seasons, undergoing multiple knee surgeries. If Clowney can stay healthy this year, he could land top-five defensive player money on his second NFL deal.
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 09:17:00 PM

The Texans will exercise OLB Jadeveon Clowney's fifth-year team option for 2018.

Clowney has been a dominant force when healthy, earning PFF's No. 7 grade among 3-4 outside linebackers during a breakout 2016 campaign. Houston's front seven should be a behemoth again this year with Clowney, J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus back to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Texans GM Rick Smith said he is "proud of" Jadeveon Clowney.

"I think everybody knew what J.D. was capable of. It was just a function of him not being healthy," Smith said of the slow start to Clowney's career. "I think we saw glimpses of what he can be. I think he's got a long way to go. If he continues to stay healthy, we get J.J. [Watt] back, and get more improvement ... I think we can be even better." Clowney did undergo a knee scope after the season, but he should be ready for the offseason program. Unless the Texans figure out the quarterback situation, the defense will need to carry the team again in 2017.
Sat, Feb 4, 2017 11:26:00 AM

Jadeveon Clowney underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee following the season.

It is a minor surgery which normally would not be a concern, but Clowney's injury history makes the procedure notable. The good news is Clowney has dealt with issues including microfracture surgery on his right knee in the past, so this is not a recurrence of an old injury. The Texans might take it slow during OTAs, but Clowney should be 100 percent well before training camp.
Thu, Jan 26, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) said he's "ready to go" for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Raiders.

Clowney sat out the Texans' regular season finale but probably could have played through the injuries if the game had meant something. The former first overall pick enjoyed a breakout year in 2016, grading out as PFF's seventh-best 3-4 outside linebacker while earning his first Pro Bowl invite. Expect Clowney to put plenty of pressure on Raiders QB Connor Cook.
Tue, Jan 3, 2017 11:58:00 AM

Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) is out for Week 17 against the Titans.

He didn't practice this week. With Houston already locked into the No. 4 seed, there was no reason for Clowney to risk further injury in Sunday's meaningless regular season finale. He should be well-rested for next week's playoff opener. Clowney earned his first Pro Bowl nod this year and has been one of the better outside linebackers in the league when healthy.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) did not practice Wednesday.

Clowney has been dealing with elbow and wrists injuries all month, but he has only missed one game. With the Texans locked into the No. 4 seed, however, it would not be a shock if they decide to rest him in the meaningless season finale.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 10:34:00 AM

Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) said he will play this week against the Colts.

Clowney sat out last week's game against the Packers, but he is on track to play against Indy after returning to practice Thursday. "I feel good. I feel good enough to go," Clowney said. "Yeah, I'll be out there." With CB Johnathan Joseph expected to sit with an injury to his ribs, the Texans will need Clowney to get after Andrew Luck on Sunday.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 08:46:00 AM

Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) returned to Texans practice Thursday.

It's far from a guarantee that he will return against the Colts, but it at least gives him a chance. If Clowney does play through his pair of injuries, he'll probably be on a snap count.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 01:34:00 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist) was downgraded to out for Week 13 against the Packers.

Clowney was originally listed as questionable after practicing on a limited basis all week, but it looks like he did not even travel with the team to Green Bay. Already without J.J. Watt, losing Clowney is a big blow to the Texans defense, especially with Aaron Rodgers on the other side.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 01:39:00 PM

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