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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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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. Dec 12 - 9:47 AM

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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.
Dec 9 - 8:32 PM

Texans placed OLB Jadeveon Clowney on injured reserve with a right-knee injury, ending his season.

Clowney is undergoing surgery, the severity of which the Texans aren't revealing. It's likely a mere "clean-up" procedure. "This guy's been injured and it's time to clean it up," were coach Bill O'Brien's words on Thursday. The big concern is that it's Clowney's second right-knee operation since September, but Clowney has extreme youth (22 in February) and world-class athleticism on his side. Clowney's rookie year will go down as a four-game, zero-sack disappointment, but he still has as much upside as any defensive player in the league.
Dec 4 - 4:16 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.

Visiting the doctor most synonymous with athlete surgeries is rarely a good sign, but there's no concrete reason to expect Dr. Andrews to turn up bad news. With only four games remaining, however, it is possible Clowney has played his final down of the season. His status should be updated before the end of the week.
Dec 2 - 4:13 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) remains day to day.

Clowney is fighting a setback with the same knee he had scoped in September. The No. 1 overall pick's rookie year has also been marred by a concussion, a sports hernia and an illness -- leading to some whispers that the Texans were growing frustrated with his lack of availability. Clowney has missed eight games already and been a rotational player when he has suited up.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 2 - 8:49 AM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as out for Week 13.

Clowney recently admitted to experiencing a "lot of pain" in his surgically repaired knee. As a rookie, Clowney has undergone meniscus surgery, sports hernia surgery, and suffered a concussion. He has zero sacks through four games.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 28 - 3:45 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness) said he "felt great" after making his return in Sunday's Week 11 win at Cleveland.

Clowney played on a season-high 40-of-79 snaps, recording two quarterback hurries and helping stifle the Browns' run game. It was just his third game of the season. "I moved around like I wanted to," the No. 1 overall pick said. "I could have been better but I felt better than I did against Tennessee. I had a lot more confidence in my knee." It's not good news for opponents going forward, starting with the Bengals in Week 12. A healthy Clowney and J.J. Watt is an imposing duo.
Nov 17 - 11:10 AM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 11 game against the Browns.

Clowney's injury-riddled rookie year should get back on track as the Texans come out of their bye. The No. 1 overall pick has appeared in just two games all year, recording one tackle for a loss and no sacks. He'll likely play in pass-rushing situations only against the Browns.
Nov 13 - 9:14 AM

Speaking Wednesday, Jadeveon Clowney said his knee remains an issue.

It's troubling that the meniscus Clowney injured in Week 1 is still giving him problems. "It’s just not where it needs to be right now," he said. "We're taking a step back and trying to get it to where we need it be so I can play." Clowney was also sick last week, missing the loss to the Eagles. Amid reports the franchise is growing frustrated with the No. 1 overall pick, he'd do well to at least practice when the bye is over.
Nov 6 - 11:26 AM

Jadeveon Clowney (illness) will not play in Sunday's Week 9 game against the Eagles.

The Texans are reportedly growing frustrated with Clowney, who has now missed seven of nine games due to a knee sprain and this illness. They'll also be without Brian Cushing (knee) Sunday. It's an obvious upgrade for the Eagles offense across the board.
Nov 2 - 11:06 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans are "growing frustrated" with OLB Jadeveon Clowney due to all his missed time with a knee injury and now illness.

Rapoport adds that the Texans know Clowney has never battled through a serious injury before and want him to "grow up, be more mature." Clowney was sidelined from the second half of Week 1 through Week 8 with a knee issue, and is now expected to miss Sunday's game while he's under the weather.
Nov 2 - 9:47 AM

Jadeveon Clowney (illness) is expected to miss Week 9 against the Eagles.

Updating a previous item, Clowney appears to be over his early-season knee injury. But he is dealing with an illness. Clowney's absence is an upgrade to Nick Foles' matchup. Although Clowney did not light up the stat sheet against the Titans, he created pressure and was a nuisance to the Titans' O-Line.
Oct 31 - 2:11 PM

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

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

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