Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney isn’t playing today against the Chiefs, and he isn’t staying to watch his teammates, either.
Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Clowney was upset with Texans coach Bill O’Brien for deciding to make him inactive for today’s game. Clowney thought his injured foot was feeling good enough to give it a go, but O’Brien told him he’d be sitting out. Clowney’s reaction? He left the stadium.
That’s not a great sign for a team that has already gone through one high-profile incident with an immature player not being where he was supposed to be: Ryan Mallett went from starting quarterback to backup quarterback to off the team entirely after failing to show up for a team flight.
The Texans aren’t going to cut Clowney, the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. But they’re already frustrated that injuries have limited his production, and they’ll surely be frustrated with his actions today as well.