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Jadeveon Clowney will play, may start on Saturday

Jadeveon Clowney AP

The Texans won’t have two of their veteran offensive starters on Saturday night against the Cardinals, but they will have this year’s first overall pick.

Jadeveon Clowney didn’t practice for three days after leaving last Saturday’s session early, but he was back on the practice field Thursday in order to get ready to play in his first game as a member of the Texans. While Clowney said that he would “hopefully” be in the starting lineup at linebacker, coach Bill O’Brien didn’t offer any insight into the team’s defensive plans.

“He’ll start? Really?” O’Brien said, via CSNHouston.com. “That’s news to me. We’ll find out when the game starts.”

Clowney will not be joined in the lineup by running back Arian Foster or wide receiver Andre Johnson. Both players have been on the sidelines during recent practices and neither one is getting the green light to play in the first preseason game of the year. Neither absence at this point is a big reason to worry, although there’s probably a bit more concern about seeing Foster healthy after last year’s back surgery.

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10 Responses to “Jadeveon Clowney will play, may start on Saturday”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 7, 2014 2:41 PM

    Hold the mayo on my Carson Palmer sandwich please…. I’m watching my figure…

  2. redandgoldhitman52 says: Aug 7, 2014 2:45 PM

    one of if not thee worst #1 pick of all-time. he’ll exposed as a fraud and be out of the NFL in 3 years. maybe clowney and jamarcus russell can get together one day and share some war stories.

  3. succulentnipples says: Aug 7, 2014 2:48 PM

    Hanging out in the laundrymat.

  4. thevikesarebest says: Aug 7, 2014 2:50 PM

    Anthony Barr will have the more successful career than clowney.we have mike zimmer the defensive dictator and we are the Minnesota vikings.its clear who the best pass rusher in the draft will be.S K O L

  5. goodguyattorney says: Aug 7, 2014 2:59 PM

    Good thing the game is on Saturday night (like all the USC games), or JC might have a tough time figuring out what time to eat dinner.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 7, 2014 3:02 PM

    @redandgoldhitman52

    Considering he has a fully guaranteed 4 yr deal.. that seems unlikely.

  7. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Aug 7, 2014 3:17 PM

    Heh, Clown(ey)-shoes!!

  8. brandonj21 says: Aug 7, 2014 3:39 PM

    Anthony Barr will have the more successful career than clowney.we have mike zimmer the defensive dictator and we are the Minnesota vikings.its clear who the best pass rusher in the draft will be.S K O L

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    Clowney plays with JJ Watt. A player that demands constant double teams and sometimes triple teams… Basically Clowney will be 1 on 1 about 80 % of the game… Look for him to shine for years to come …

    #Wattbestdefensiveplayerinthegameperiod

  9. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 8, 2014 4:42 AM

    O’Brien is such a doosh. This guy is a major control freak and power trip guy. He’s the type that seems like he wouldn’t start Clowney just to prove a point to the reporter.

    Here’s a better question: Why in the heck wouldn’t you start Clowney moron?

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 8, 2014 12:06 PM

    ^^^ He’s not 100% yet.

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