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Jadeveon Clowney | Linebacker | #90

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/14/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 270
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (1) / HOU
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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. Apr 15 - 9:17 PM

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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.
Apr 14 - 3:20 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.
Feb 4 - 11:26 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.
Jan 26 - 1:11 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.
Jan 3 - 11:58 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

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, questionable) said he will play this week.

"I'm good," Clowney said. "I'll be ready to go Sunday." Clowney was limited in practice all week with an elbow injury, but there was never much doubt about his availability. The former No. 1 overall pick only has two sacks this season, but he has been a disruptive force all year.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) says he "feels fine."

Clowney returned to practice this week after dealing with minor soreness. He’s fully expected to make his preseason debut Saturday. Clowney will see limited snaps.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 05:11:00 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney and C Nick Martin (back) returned to practice on Tuesday.

Clowney ended up missing nine days. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft has missed 15 of a possible 32 games. He has everything to prove this season.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 02:25:00 PM

The Texans expect Jadeveon Clowney (knee) to resume practicing this week.

Clowney has been dealing with "minor soreness" for eight days. Second-round C Nick Martin (back) is also expected back this week.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will miss the Texans' preseason opener.

Clowney has been sidelined with some "minor soreness" in his knee. The Texans do not seem concerned, but any missed time is a worry for a player with Clowney's injury history. Second-round C Nick Martin will also sit out the opener.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 11:20:00 AM

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