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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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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

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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.
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.
Mar 30 - 8:33 AM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) confirmed he hasn't had any setbacks.

Clowney is expected to miss Houston's entire offseason program recovering from microfracture surgery. He should be ready at some point in training camp, but remains questionable for Week 1. The first-overall pick in last year's draft, Clowney appeared in just four games as a rookie.
Mar 28 - 3:37 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien expects OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) to return "sometime in training camp."

"He's rehabbing very well," O'Brien said. "Last week, he had a great week, probably the best of his rehab. I like the way he's progressing." Three months removed from microfracture surgery, Clowney will miss Houston's entire offseason program. Clowney needs to avoid setbacks to be ready for Week 1.
Mar 25 - 7:08 PM

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline has heard from a "number of people" that there is "serious concern" about Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney's surgically repaired knee.

Pauline cites "numerous sources, including those close to the Texans" when cautioning to "not expect much" from Clowney in 2015. "He may struggle to ever regain full health from the microfracture surgery," Pauline writes. As of late January, Clowney could bear no weight on his knee. He also had the knee scoped before his microfracture, in addition to sports hernia surgery last June. Clowney appeared in only four games as a rookie.
Feb 19 - 1:21 PM

Texans GM Rick Smith said he's hopeful OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee surgery) will be ready for Week 1.

Clowney underwent microfracture surgery on Dec. 8. The recovery process is going well and he's expected to make a full recovery, but the Texans certainly won't rush him. The No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft had zero sacks in four games as a rookie.
Feb 19 - 12:12 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney still can't put weight on his knee after undergoing microfracture surgery on December 8.

Clowney has already undergone three surgeries as a pro, including a knee scope before the microfracture and sports hernia surgery last June. During the season, Clowney tore his lateral meniscus and suffered "articular cartilage damage." Said GM Rick Smith, "That surgery requires a pretty significant amount of time that you are not weight bearing, and then you kind of gotta work yourself back to it. He's been diligent in his rehab." Clowney is a question mark for 2015 training camp.
Jan 22 - 1:59 PM

Colts RT Gosder Cherilus says Jadeveon Clowney is "screwed" after undergoing microfracture knee surgery.

Cherilus had the same operation a couple years ago, but plays a position that doesn't rely on explosion. "They told me I would be back in 12 months. I fought and came back in nine months. But it wasn't right. You are going to deal with stuff for the rest of your career. Period. You have to be extremely disciplined. You have to do all the little things. Man, I'm telling you – it's hard." Clowney, whose drive was questioned in the lead-up to the draft, faces a long, excruciating rehab.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:47:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (injured reserve, knee) underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee Monday and will be sidelined nine months.

It's one of the worst surgeries an NFL player can undergo. What Clowney does have going for him, though, is his youth. He'll turn 22 in February. But setbacks are common following microfracture surgery, and it's been known to derail careers. Eagles OLB Brandon Graham underwent microfracture surgery as a 22-year-old in December 2010 and wasn't back in his normal role until Week 1 of 2012. It's a real possibility Clowney misses the majority, or all, of the 2015 season. He'll be a candidate for reserve/PUP in August.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 08:32:00 PM