Jadeveon Clowney will be on hand Monday when Houston's gaggle of rookies gather for Texans training camp. Whether he'll be ready for the team's first practice on July 26 is another story.

The top overall pick in May's draft told reporters on Friday that he has yet to be cleared after last month's sports hernia surgery, but Clowney says he's made progress and believes he's on track to dress for camp, according to Brian T. Smith from the Houston Chronicle.

"I'm going to try. That's the goal, to try to get back," said Clowney, who labeled himself "day by day" and told reporters that he's been receiving gradual tests from doctors on his recovery.