Adrian Clayborn injured quad during offseason workouts

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With Phase 3 of the offseason program soon to begin in most NFL cities, the chances of a player injury will increase. Of course, the injury risk already was there during the less intense portions of the program.

Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports that Patriots defensive end Adrian Clayborntweaked” a quadriceps muscle during offseason workouts.

Clayborn’s availability could be limited for the Organized Team Activities, which begin on Monday. Either way, he’s expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Reiss notes that the quad issue underscores concerns about Clayborn’s history of injuries, from an ACL tear (plus more knee damage) in 2012 to a torn biceps in one arm in 2014 to another knee injury in 2016 to a torn biceps in the other arm in 2016.

Clayborn had a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2017, six of which came in one game, against the Cowboys.

17 responses to “Adrian Clayborn injured quad during offseason workouts

  1. Just let him play Dallas every week and he will be the highest paid defensive player in the history of the league. Despite all the injuries.

  2. Many Atlanta fans are bothered by not resigning him.

    But it was basically just good fortune that he happened to be the guy who got to go one on one against the Dallas back up that wasn’t ready.
    Most decent DE’s would have done the same.

    He played like a low cost injury risk rotational guy. Didn’t show much upside. I’m sure the Pats will get the one or two situational four star performances they seem to mix and match every year. But the injury risk isn’t worth the cost for most teams, including the Falcons. This boo boo kind of proves it.

  3. It doesn’t get a lot of attention in the media but the Patriots have one of the best strength and conditioning programs in the NFL. Players transferring from other teams regularly report how much tougher the New England program is. Injuries can occur anywhere but this is not a good sign for Clayborn to go down so early and puts him behind schedule. Higher expectations in New England than for any other team.

  4. The obvious solution is to simply ban off season workouts. That way, the teams would be at full strength for the start of the season. That would ensure, that for the gamblers, there would be a level betting field to begin the season.

  5. terripet says:
    May 20, 2018 at 12:43 pm
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    If we were talking about Andrew UN-Lucky I’d say you were spot on!!!

  6. bighairbingopro says:
    May 20, 2018 at 12:57 pm
    Sorry, I don’t believe anything the Pats say.
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    Belichick is always complimenting the opponents and talking about how the Patriots are in danger of losing.

  7. terripet says:
    May 20, 2018 at 12:43 pm
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    He will play more games than Andrew Luck this season. But he will
    Only need to play a single game to make that statement true

  8. bighairbingopro says:
    May 20, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Sorry, I don’t believe anything the Pats say.
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    Gosh, the Pats must be devastated.

  9. Yup things got a little more difficult than running over the blocking dummy in dallas

  10. LOL, 2/3 of his sacks came in one game. BB losing his touch 2 years 12.5 million for a broken down player. Pats will be sorry with this loser by Halloween

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