Jadeveon Clowney: “I’m ready” to return from knee injury

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Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney‘s offseason has been clouded by his recovery from knee surgery, but six months after going under the knife, he says he’s good to go.

Clowney grinned today as he said he has no worries about his knee.

“I’m ready,” Clowney said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’m very excited. I’m looking forward to the season.”

Although he didn’t say whether he’d be on the practice field for the first day of camp, Clowney asked reporters, “Don’t I look healthy?” When he was told he did, he answered, “Well, there you go.”

Last year Clowney was able to play all 16 games for the first time in his career. This year Clowney is heading into the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, and he’s eager to earn himself a big payday. He thinks he’s ready to do just that, and help a hopefully healthier Texans team bounce back in 2018.

38 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney: “I’m ready” to return from knee injury

  1. Doesn’t nmatter if he comes back 100% … if JJ Watt comes back 100% … If Watson does also … Jaguars will own them and sweep them once again … Jag Nation is taking over that AFC South … Go Jags !!!

  2. Nothing produces better health and well being than a final year of a contract.

  3. Jag braggers aside, IF Houston gets everyone back healthy and IF they stay healthy I think it’ll be a tossup who’s better. Jacksonville better backfield, but Houston’s line will best in the league.
    And the Titans are good on that side of the ball as well.
    The new Black and Blue division.

  4. I hope he can stay healthy so he can cash in like so many other talented athletes.

  5. “Jag Nation is taking over that AFC South … Go Jags !!!”

    I know Jacksonville is very good, but it’s hilarious watching their fans talks trash because that’s what they were for sooooo long.

  6. Typical “clown” and “overrated” remarks by people who don’t get to watch him every week. In 2017 Clowney was the first AFC player since 2015 with 20-plus tackles for a loss and 20-plus QB hits in the same season. He’s in the same conversation as Von Miller and Sean Lee, seriously, look up the numbers. It’s hard to put a number on just how disruptive he is though. Houston needs to give him an NFL top-5-linebacker payday next year.

  7. Stop talking about the past … Janet Jackson said it and sang it best ” What have you done for me Lately ” !!! Learn it … Live it … And Love it man … Yes Jags were bad for a while … but that’s old news … We are back and badder than ever … We are looking to Dominate anyone that stands in our way to the Superbowl … so get use to us being good because we ain’t going anywhere !!! #JagNationRiseUp

  8. Talk about a bust, this guy and Kevin White belong in the hall of bust fame.

  9. yodaddycrapper says:
    July 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Doesn’t nmatter if he comes back 100% … if JJ Watt comes back 100% … If Watson does also … Jaguars will own them and sweep them once again … Jag Nation is taking over that AFC South … Go Jags !!!

    Keep whistling past the graveyard………..

  10. vikingf0rlife says:
    July 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Talk about a bust, this guy and Kevin White belong in the hall of bust fame.
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    Exactly what makes him a bust? do you watch football?

    ..will this comment get posted??????

  11. “so get use to us being good because we ain’t going anywhere”

    Coughlin has done a great job building the roster in Jacksonville and helping the coaches instill discipline. No question they are one of the tougher teams at the moment. We’ll see how long their run of success lasts.

    “The Colts are absolutely horrible.”

    Fixed your statement for you. The rest of the AFCS looks pretty good for the coming season. They could well have 2 of the 6 AFC playoff teams.

  12. Mr. Jadeveon Clowney, meet Sam Bradford.. nuff said. Texans would be FOOLS to pick his 5th up, better to trade him for a 3rd rounder.. IF they could get it.

  13. Why all the hate on this guy? He had a horrible injury that ends a lot of careers which he sustained playing for free and he worked hard to get back. Now is one of the better defenders in the league. People just jealous he is actually accomplishing his goals?

  14. Ponto60 says:
    July 21, 2018 at 1:59 pm
    Go hang out in the Whirlpool. That is what he is best at.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Really?

    He played all 16 games last season.
    He played 14 games the year before that.

    So, that means in the last 2 NFL seasons, he’s played in 30 of the 32 games.

    The NFL is a violent rough game. Go check out how many players missed 2 or more games over the past 2 seasons.

    Oh, adding in 3 seasons ago and Jadeveon has played in 43 of the 48 games the past 3 seasons.

    Not too shabby as tons of other players have not played in 30 of the last 32 games or in 43 of the last 48 games.

  15. Dude had a rough couple first years with constant, frustrating injuries and complicated surgeries but this is just a knee scope, nothing like the microfracture surgery and subsequent recovery he had to endure before. He was a first team all pro and has played at an elite level for two years now. It’s time he sheds the “bust” label that he probably never deserved in the first place. If he shows well again, they would be stupid not to pay a home-grown elite talent at a premium position, as the Texans are sitting pretty with the 5th most cap space in the league.

  16. Given the mammoth amount of hype before the 2014 draft, people just view him as never truly living up to expectations. Two guys from his draft class have already been named Defensive Player of the Year. He may be “one of the better defenders in the league” but he was supposed to be the best.

  17. edon8334 says:
    July 21, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Exactly what makes him a bust? do you watch football?

    ..will this comment get posted??????

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    I think he means the fact he’s injured the majority of the time, not a hard concept grasp unless of course you’re a desperate wagon jumper fan like all of the Texans fans. The Texans are a wasted talent pool of failure, but Clowney is definitely a bust considering all the hype around his draft year and then he didn’t even play and look here we are a few years later and coming off another injury.

  18. Whoever wins the division will get the brakes beat off them by the Patriots in the playoffs. That’s just how it is.

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