Jadeveon Clowney not expected on the field until training camp

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Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney hasn’t been practicing during Organized Team Activities, and it may be a couple months until he’s ready to take the field.‏

Houston coach Bill O’Brien told James Palmer of NFL Network he doesn’t expect Clowney to participate in any OTAs, and said Clowney most likely wont practice at all until training camp.

Although Clowney played in all 16 games for the first time in his career last season, he had arthroscopic knee surgery after the season. Clowney has been at the Texans’ facility, but he’s focusing on rehabbing his knee, not doing practice drills.

Clowney is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and set to make $12.3 million this season. The Texans have indicated that they’re hoping to get a long-term extension done with him this year, which would suggest that they’re confident he’s going to be able to get healthy and stay healthy. Even if he’s not ready to go just yet.

20 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney not expected on the field until training camp

  1. Clowney is a Bust. A first overall pick heading into his fifth season with only 20 career sacks. Von Miller had 49 sacks in his first 4 seasons and was first team All-pro in year 2.

  2. You B. Crazy says:
    May 30, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    Clowney is a Bust. A first overall pick heading into his fifth season with only 20 career sacks. Von Miller had 49 sacks in his first 4 seasons and was first team All-pro in year 2.
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    So you don’t know much about the NFL do you? Only someone with no knowledge of the sport can call the man a bust. Sacks are the ONLY stat where he falls behind the other premier DL in the league. He was one of ONLY 2 players in the league last year with 20+TFLs/20+QB hits/ and 9+ sacks. PFF also rated him #11 amongst pass rushers. He is consistently in the opposing backfield. Ask offensive coordinators and head coaches if Clowney is a bust. He wasn’t healthy his first 2 years. But since he’s been healthy he has been a 2x pro bowler and a first team all-pro. He is definitely more tham just “the hit” like people say when they call him a bust. Get schooled about the game.

  3. This is his 5th year option. The team may well franchise him the following year, as it’s cheaper than a long term contract. This buys them time, and with a bum knee, time is a precious commodity.

    It’s flying under the radar, but teams are increasingly reluctant to hand out max deals to non-quarterbacks, without first exercising 5th year options (when available) in conjunction with franchise tags. Moneyball baby.

    If a team gets the sense a player is a ‘keeper’ drafted outside the 1st round, you’ll see more urgency from the team to get the second contract secured early to save money. For instance, the Cowboys gave La’el Collins a new contract after completing just two years of a three year deal.

  4. Jadeveon Clowney and Blake Bortles combined for 20+TFLs/20+QB hits/ and 9+ sacks in 2017.

  5. omeimontis says:
    May 30, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Wonder if they regret drafting Clowney instead of Blake Bortles, who nearly took his team to the Super Bowl.

    Blake Bortles? You must be kidding.

  6. I remember people calling this guy lazy and all sort of names. Well you don’t come back like he did from microsurgery by being lazy. I see some calling him a bust, just people that have been proven wrong because one of the best D-linemen the league is no bust.

  7. whodatalien says:
    May 30, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    at least jj watt got some stats before his body crapped out on him.

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    Between the roids and the Chiefs O-line, Watt has been beat to a pulp and will never , EVER be an above average player again.

  8. Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:

    May 30, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    whodatalien says:
    May 30, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    at least jj watt got some stats before his body crapped out on him.

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    Between the roids and the Chiefs O-line, Watt has been beat to a pulp and will never , EVER be an above average player again.
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    Chief’s O-line? That’s funny.

  9. Bottom line is that an edge rusher cannot take his team to the SB. Von Miller couldn’t do it since Peyton Manning retired. Neither could JJ Watt and Clowney.

  10. If he was picked 18th in round one, no one would be chanting bust. The reason the Texans should be skeptical of a long term contract with guaranteed dollars is that Clowney is playing on 50 year old knees.

  11. They should have traded Clowney add got some draft picks to help protect Watson.

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