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Jadeveon Clowney unsure if he’ll be ready when training camp starts

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Thursday that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will be healthy at training camp in July after having sports hernia surgery last week, but Clowney wasn’t willing to say he’d be ready on day one.

Clowney said, via Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, that he is feeling better after having the surgery, but that he’s taking the recovery day by day and wasn’t willing to declare that he’d be ready to go when camp opens. Clowney, who is learning a new position and a new scheme, will also be studying up while he rehabs.

“I’m still learning,” Clowney said. “That’s a big transition here.”

Clowney also said that the injury that led to surgery did not occur before he was drafted in May, although there were reports that Clowney had a slight groin pull at his pro day. Clowney said “there was a little pain” and that the Texans told him to take care of it now so that he’d be ready to go in time for the season.

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  1. thepftpoet says: Jun 19, 2014 1:50 PM

    Anthony Barr > Jadeveon Clowney & Khalil Mack

  2. texasbornlsufan says: Jun 19, 2014 1:52 PM

    And the games begin!!!! Sounds familiar

  3. thefootballgodssay says: Jun 19, 2014 1:52 PM

    nooooooooooo MY REDSKIN

  4. brandonj21 says: Jun 19, 2014 1:54 PM

    C’mon Clowney… dont make us regret not taking K Mack !! Your butt better be ready !!

  5. goodguyattorney says: Jun 19, 2014 1:54 PM

    If Clowney is studying I hope he has a tutor.

  6. chunkderrrty says: Jun 19, 2014 1:56 PM

    he’s just preserving his body for the his next contract.

  7. buckeye044 says: Jun 19, 2014 1:56 PM

    Ok course he doesn’t think he’ll be ready. It requires a little effort.

  8. r502 says: Jun 19, 2014 1:56 PM

    Not what you want to hear from number one overall. Should have drafted Mack after all by the sound of it.

  9. aaronfraudgers says: Jun 19, 2014 1:57 PM

    I’m not a Texans fan, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Clowney will EASILY be the best DE in the ENTIRE NFL as a ROOKIE.

  10. Spymaster Belichick says: Jun 19, 2014 1:58 PM

    Typical. BUST! Go Steelers! We’ve never made a mistake.

  11. MDRaider says: Jun 19, 2014 2:01 PM

    The #1 overall pick is doubtful for training camp? And the team is saying he didn’t have the issue before the draft but now he does? And you believe it? Really? If this was the Raiders/Browns/Jags/Bucs/Jets you guys would be screaming at the top of your lungs about the dysfunction and ineptitude.

  12. officialgame says: Jun 19, 2014 2:07 PM

    I was in Houston on business week, driving in my car listening to 790 sports talk and every other call went like this; “hi Mat this Dwayne calling from Sugarland and I know we drafted Clowney, and a guard, a tightend, and that nose tackle but who THE HELL IS GOING TO THROW THE DAM BALL”???

  13. doubleogator says: Jun 19, 2014 2:08 PM

    Not much of a positive start for the #1 pick in the draft who already had questions about his work ethic…

  14. tjacks7 says: Jun 19, 2014 2:11 PM

    Why is this guy always hurt? They need to bubble wrap him like that kid on The Little Giants.

  15. moerawn says: Jun 19, 2014 2:24 PM

    “Linebacker”?

  16. mrbigass says: Jun 19, 2014 2:33 PM

    officialgame says:
    Jun 19, 2014 2:07 PM

    I was in Houston on business week, driving in my car listening to 790 sports talk and every other call went like this; “hi Mat this Dwayne calling from Sugarland and I know we drafted Clowney, and a guard, a tightend, and that nose tackle but who THE HELL IS GOING TO THROW THE DAM BALL”???

    SugarHawks won the SB with Wilson and he was not the star of the show. Defense was. All the Tejanos need is a dink and dunk guy to RB’s and TE’s and some ground game for good measure. With Andre not coming back the WR’s corps isn’t going to wow anyone. Defense will be what makes this season successful or not. The biggest hole I see is the worst starting CB in the league Kareem Jackson. How that perpetual flag magnet has managed to stay on the field is beyond me…….

  17. zoxitic says: Jun 19, 2014 2:40 PM

    When his own coach in college warned you about him, maybe you should have listened.

  18. pridewatcher says: Jun 19, 2014 2:41 PM

    “Give me a chance as long as I give it a try.” That really sounds like a quality first overall pick.

  19. zonedogz says: Jun 19, 2014 2:58 PM

    Bust!

  20. ravenswhat says: Jun 19, 2014 3:03 PM

    Oh boy. Here you go Htown!! JaLAZYton Clowney!!

  21. ravenswhat says: Jun 19, 2014 3:03 PM

    Oh boy. Here you go Htown!! JaLAZYton Clowney!!

  22. bassplucker says: Jun 19, 2014 3:04 PM

    So glad my team wasn’t in play to take this guy.

  23. jacunn2000 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:04 PM

    He is lazy. I have had surgery for a sports hernia. At the very most in is mild discomfort. This really irritates me that he is making a big deal out of this. Malingering…..

  24. fordmandalay says: Jun 19, 2014 3:11 PM

    Because the dink and dunk guys worked out SO WELL for them last year

  25. pw1265 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:12 PM

    lmao, he is already starting!!! got his money and now he has a boo boo and cant play till Dr. Clowney fully clears him! he is just a clown!

  26. scw1993 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:28 PM

    I’m not a Houston fan, but I’m a huge Billy O’Brien fan. I think you guys are really going to like him…he has a style all his own. You have Clowney, who, in my view, is going to be a BEAST. Give him a few games to get acclimated, don’t get on him right away for rookie mistakes. Fitz?? Harvard educated, smarter than most of the qb’s today. Do you want highly intelligent, or a choker? Again, give him a chance, he may or may not be up and down, but he has a great cast around him and should do well.

  27. 49erjohnny says: Jun 19, 2014 3:31 PM

    Yep bust alert. Its the Texans own fault the red flags were there. Injury prone, lazy. Hes going to be dogging it his entire career until he washes out of the league.

  28. twesty85 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:31 PM

    Just wait til their season is on the line, he’s got a minor injury, and decides to sit out.

  29. thefiesty1 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:41 PM

    Excuses already. Another reason the Texans will fail (again).

  30. trollaikman8 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:54 PM

    This guy has disaster written all over him.
    Could’ve traded down and filled some holes while still getting a better pass rusher.

  31. FinFan68 says: Jun 19, 2014 4:11 PM

    Sounds like he is happy he has a built in excuse for when he doesn’t feel like working hard when training camp starts

  32. keylimelight says: Jun 19, 2014 4:14 PM

    “I’m still learning,” Clowney said. “That’s a big transition here.”

    Uh oh, that sounds a lot like excuses.

    How about

    “I’m not quite 100% yet but I will be. I’m out here watchin’ how the veterans are playin’ and I’m watchin’ a lot of film. Can’t wait to strap on the pads and get in there.”

    Sounds like a commitment to hit the ground running.

    Worrisome.

  33. gammynomnom says: Jun 19, 2014 4:15 PM

    and so it begins.

  34. jjackwagon says: Jun 19, 2014 4:40 PM

    “That’s a big transition here.”
    Welcome to the NFL…suddenly, you are not the best athelete on the field.
    Suddenly, you can’t half-ass it through plays and still make people believe you are good.
    Now you are going to have to work son.
    Time to put on your big boy pants.

  35. tindeaux says: Jun 19, 2014 5:04 PM

    signed the contract. got the money. who needs to play?

  36. sopadegato says: Jun 19, 2014 5:15 PM

    Houston, busting at defensive end? You lie!

    Mario Williams (1st round) – with Buffalo
    Connor Barwin (2nd round) – with Philly
    Jason Babin (1st round, the guy Casserly traded five picks for) – just released by Jacksonville
    Sam Montgomery (3rd round with attitude issues so severe Clowney looks like Watt) – with Cincinnati

    Watt is the outlier here.

    Yet this team failed once with David Carr (who Casserly even admitted was his fault for not giving Carr an offensive line) so it’s okay to never try drafting a QB above the fourth round again.

    The Texans, more than any other team in the NFL have devalued the QB position to an insane degree. The organization will not succeed until this changes.

  37. keltictim says: Jun 19, 2014 6:09 PM

    Would you rather he lie? One of his biggest weapons is his speed, recovering from that surgery could take a lil bit. Jcunn your a moron, your really gonna compare whatever job you went to after hernia surgery to trying to play pro football? Makes a ton of sense. I didn’t hear one excuse out of him, I heard honesty.

  38. nflisthenfl says: Jun 19, 2014 8:24 PM

    Andre Johnson is a smart man.

  39. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 19, 2014 9:02 PM

    How you feelin’ bout that first pick now Texans? This is vintage Clowney.

  40. denver1983 says: Jun 19, 2014 9:14 PM

    Clowney will be a bust and you stupid Texans don’t even have a QB hahahahahahahahahaha #clowns

  41. harrycanyon says: Jun 19, 2014 9:19 PM

    This guy is going to turn out a Shawn Merriman flash in the pan type than a suepr start with longevity.

  42. VondyP says: Jun 19, 2014 9:21 PM

    i see an albert haynesworth in your future, texans

  43. wyrdawg says: Jun 20, 2014 12:42 AM

    BINGO!

  44. htown1035 says: Jun 20, 2014 1:41 PM

    Give Clowney a break – if you just came out of surgery and you were asked if you were going to be ready to go 6-8 weeks from now, and you’re playing for a coach who learned from Belichick, you’d say you don’t know also. Heck, I don’t think anyone knows what their health will be like in 8 weeks from now. Just more reason for trolls to feast.

  45. bluenose1965 says: Jun 20, 2014 3:01 PM

    Houston, busting at defensive end? You lie!

    Mario Williams (1st round) – with Buffalo
    Connor Barwin (2nd round) – with Philly
    Jason Babin (1st round, the guy Casserly traded five picks for) – just released by Jacksonville
    Sam Montgomery (3rd round with attitude issues so severe Clowney looks like Watt) – with Cincinnati

    If you think Williams and Barwin were busts, you know nothing about football.

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