Knee soreness, not elbow injury, kept Jadeveon Clowney out on Sunday

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Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was inactive for Sunday’s loss to the Chargers, but head coach Kevin Stefanski said it wasn’t because of the elbow injury that led him to be listed as questionable for the game.

Stefanski said on Monday, via multiple reporters, that Clowney’s knee got sore in pregame warmups and that led the Browns to deactivate him for the day.

It’s the first game that Clowney has missed this season, but he was limited to eight games for the Titans last year and went on injured reserve because of a knee injury. He also missed time with knee problems early in his career while playing for the Texans.

Defensive end Myles Garrett was also listed as questionable with knee and ankle injuries. He played against the Chargers, but got shaken up at one point and missed some plays. Stefanski said he’s sore and his condition will be monitored over the course of the week.

6 responses to “Knee soreness, not elbow injury, kept Jadeveon Clowney out on Sunday

  1. And Jadeveon Clowney wonders why a team/front office won’t give him a big contract extension. Jadeveon needs to come to grips with the fact he will be a defensive complimentary piece at a 1 yr contract mercenary for the rest of his career. Hopefully the Browns can squeeze a few more drops of prime productivity out of a near broken down body.

  2. Never understood the love for this guy. Besides one awesome college play he has done squat. He has never been good in the men’s league and is so brittle it’s ridiculous. What a waste of a roster spot. Save it for an up and coming player.

  3. Clowney’s main role is to draw attention away from Garrett so 95 can better do his thing. In the Vikings game it was working well. Without Clowney Browns defense looks like last years defense…!!!

  4. Difference in the outcome. Needed him to put more pressure on Herbert. Should have played.

  5. Disagree kohila. , He’s a starting quality guy who can flash, and he’s being paid to suit up for 12 games. It would take the Jags, Bengals, Cowboys or Jets front office to sign this dude in 2022 to any more than one year with a heavy incentive structure.

  6. This guy gets a sore knee after doing warm ups? Really? This game was huge for Cleveland and he doesn’t play. Great pick up. No wonder he was a FA for so long

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