Clowney underwent arthroscopic surgery after the season, forcing him to withdraw from the Pro Bowl. He sought a second medical opinion from Dr. James Andrews this offseason, per Wilson, but Clowney’s medical outlook is “positive.”
Clowney, 25, has made 15.5 sacks and three forced fumbles the past two seasons to earn back-to-back Pro Bowl honors. The Texans and Clowney’s agent have expressed a mutual desire to sign Clowney to a long-term deal.
He is scheduled to make $12.31 million in base salary this season on the fifth-year option.