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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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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

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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

According to, there's a "decent chance" Jadeveon Clowney (knee) returns for Week 8.

"He feels good," coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "Well see how it goes this week in practice. We'll be able to make a determination pretty soon about whether he can play or not." Clowney has been sidelined since Week 1.
Oct 21 - 4:58 PM

Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is inactive for Monday night's Week 7 game against the Steelers.

Clowney's lateral agility wasn't where the Texans wanted it to be in pre-game warmups. He's been out since undergoing knee surgery after Week 1. Whitney Mercilus is filling in. Also inactive for the Texans are QB Tom Savage, CB Jumal Rolle, CB Josh Aubrey, CB Darryl Morris, OT Jeff Adams, and WR DeVier Posey.
Oct 20 - 7:09 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Steelers.

Clowney got in two limited practices this week, but said he still "can't run laterally." He could be held out in an attempt to get fully healthy for Week 8. If Clowney ends up being active, the Texans would likely have him on a snap count.
Oct 18 - 3:20 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) returned to practice Friday.

It was Clowney's first practice since undergoing knee surgery in Week 1. He's expected to be a game-time decision for Monday night. Clowney will likely be on a limited snap count if active.
Oct 17 - 7:08 PM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will be a game-time decision for Monday's tilt with the Steelers.

"It's getting closer to game time and we'll know better as we move closer to game time," coach Bill O'Brien said Thursday. "If he were to play against Pittsburgh, it certainly wouldn't be 70 plays." We'd guess Clowney gets his feet wet in a part-time role before being unleashed for Week 8.
Oct 16 - 4:41 PM

Coach Bill O'Brien said OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) has a 50-50 chance of returning to the lineup Week 7 against the Steelers.

The Texans and Steelers play on Monday night. Clowney has been sidelined since going down with a torn meniscus in the season opener. J.J. Watt is single-handedly carrying the Texans at the moment. Clowney would be some much-needed help off the edge. Whitney Mercilus has been filling in for Clowney.
Oct 15 - 10:28 AM

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