Jadeveon Clowney RUMORS & NEWS

  • Watt says rehabbing Clowney more mature heading into 2015 season

    Fox Sports "To say Jadeveon Clowney's rookie season didn't live up to the hype is an understatement. The No. 1 pick in the 2014 played in just four games for the Houston Texans before having season-ending microfracture surgery on his right knee. Clowney has been rehabbing in preparation for a bounce-back..." June 18

  • Jadeveon Clowney back in Week 1?

    HoustonTexans.com "The Texans defense could open the 2015 season fully loaded with Jadeveon Clowney, in addition to the arsenal of J.J. Watt, Vince Wilfork, Brian Cushing, and company. According to head coach Bill O'Brien, Clowney’s return to football could be as early as Week 1 at NRG Stadium. "I think he's..." June 12

  • Texans' coach O'Brien: Jadeveon Clowney 'on the right track' in rehab

    The Score "One of the most common questions Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is asked on a daily basis is how Jadeveon Clowney, the team's 2014 first-round pick, is doing. Among those inquiring minds is O'Brien's 10-year-old son, Michael. "Every night when I get home, he asks me how Clowney's..." May 19

  • Texans Expect Jadeveon Clowney to “Be a Major Contributor” in 2015

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans still have high hopes for last year’s No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney missed most of his rookie campaign in 2014 after undergoing microfracture knee surgery—a procedure that is often extremely difficult to overcome. Texans general manager Rick Smith is..." April 29

  • Jadeveon Clowney Bitten By Teammate’s Dog

    CBS Houston "Plagued by injuries during his initial year in the NFL, Jadeveon Clowney can add another one to the list which already includes hernia surgery, a concussion, and eventually a knee injury requiring microfracture surgery. SportsRadio 610 has learned that Clowney was bitten by teammate D.J...." March 10

  • Texans still hopeful 2014 top pick Jadeveon Clowney will succeed

    Yahoo! Sports "A year ago at the NFL scouting combine, Jadeveon Clowney was cementing his status as the No. 1 overall pick. Now the Houston Texans, who took Clowney with the first pick of last year’s draft, are just hoping he can be healthy and contribute in his season season. Clowney is on a scary path...." February 19

  • Colts' Cherilus on Texans' Clowney: 'He's screwed'

    Indianapolis Star "No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney of the Houston Texans made his intentions clear before ever playing in an NFL game, warning AFC South foe Andrew Luck to "have his head on a swivel" because the outside linebacker promised to take him to the ground. Clowney, who is battling a serious..." December 13

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    Adm Schfter @AdamSchefter

    Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture knee surgery on Monday and is expected to be sidelined nine months, per sources.

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    Houston Texans @HoustonTexans

    O'Brien update on Clowney: We will place him on IR and he will have surgery on his right knee. #Texans

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Jadeveon Clowney is getting a second opinion on his injured knee from Dr. James Andrews Wednesday.

  • Bill O'Brien backs Jadeveon Clowney

    ESPN "Whatever the external conversation about Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, his coach wanted one thing understood on Monday. "This guy has worked extremely hard to recover from injuries," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "And I want to be real clear about this with him, as it relates to..." December 01

  • Clowney: 'A lot of pain' in knee

    ESPN "Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said his surgically repaired knee is swelling on him and caused him to play with a great deal of pain in Houston's last game. Clowney, who has not practiced yet this week, said he will test his knee before Sunday's game in Houston, but his chances of..." November 28

  • Jadeveon Clowney admits injury not fully behind him

    Houston Chronicle "Jadeveon Clowney’s rookie season has been a disappointment. The No. 1 overall pick acknowledged Sunday he isn’t playing up to his own expectations and is still testing the limitations of his body while recovering from knee surgery. “Somewhat,” said Clowney, when asked if he’s playing at the..." November 24

  • Cushing, Clowney practice, could play against Browns

    Houston Chronicle "Inside linebacker Brian Cushing and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney are expected to play against Cleveland, but running back Arian Foster is “definitely day-to-day,” according to coach Bill O’Brien. Foster, who’s nursing a groin injury, was asked how he felt and said, “great.” Foster..." November 13

  • Jadeveon Clowney not expected to play due to illness

    SB Nation "Jadeveon Clowney's long-awaited return to the Houston Texans lineup looks to be short-lived. Coach Bill O'Brien said an illness will most likely keep the star rookie from playing this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli. "I don't know," O'Brien told the..." October 31

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Clowney said he's ready that knee is sore but "I'll push through it."

  • Clowney not guaranteed a starting position when he returns to action

    Houston Chronicle "Rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney warmed up prior to the Texans’ road defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday but didn’t see action, turning from a gametime decision into an inactive. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Clowney could return Sunday at the Tennessee Titans, marking his first game..." October 22

  • Texans' Clowney (knee) inactive for MNF

    ESPN "Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is inactive for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers." October 20

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney 50-50 shot to play on 'MNF'

    NFL.com "Jadeveon Clowney might be back in Houston's lineup a little sooner than expected. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft was sidelined by arthroscopic knee surgery after the season opener and was given a four-to-six week timetable to return, with many expecting Clowney to take all six..." October 15

  • Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return for Steelers’ game

    Houston Chronicle "Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is hoping to return for the Oct. 20 nationally-televised game at Pittsburgh. Clowney, the first pick in the draft, will have input in the decision that ultimately will be made by the team doctors and trainers who’ve overseen his recovery from arthroscopic..." October 12

  • Jadeveon Clowney eager to return

    ESPN "When Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney sees all the amazing things teammate J.J. Watt does on the football field, it looks familiar to him. "I just tell him, boy, I remember I used to do that in college," Clowney said. "He be like, 'Yeah, I know. Need to do that on the next..." October 10

  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return in a ‘few weeks’

    Houston Chronicle "Jadeveon Clowney was careful with his words, not say anything definitive and speaking in vague generalities. But the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft acknowledged being injured before the first half of his initial NFL game was “very tough” and he’s anxious to return to action, hoping to..." September 30

  • Jadeveon Clowney injury caused by Texans field turf?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss anywhere from four to six weeks after suffering a torn meniscus in the Houston Texans’ win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. According to Texans safety DJ Swearinger, the turf at NRG Stadium could be to blame for the injury. “He told me on the field..." September 09

  • Jadeveon Clowney tears meniscus in Texans debut, could miss 4-6 weeks

    Houston Chronicle "Rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss from four to six games after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee during Sunday’s 17-6 season-opening victory over Washington. Clowney, the first overall pick in the draft, suffered the injury while rushing quarterback Robert..." September 08

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    Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

    Clowney had a concussion. Said it took him a week to get through protocol. He's healthy now. #Texans

  • Clowney suffered a concussion during preseason

    Houston Chronicle "Texans No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney missed time in the preseason with a concussion, but he has been cleared and will play in Sunday’s season opener against the visiting Redskins. Clowney suffered the concussion during a practice against the Broncos in Denver. He did not play in the..." September 04

  • Falcons RB Antone Smith: Jadeveon Clowney is 'just a guy'

    CBS Sports "You might've seen this quotable nugget in this week's "Sorting the Sunday Pile" but in case you missed it: Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney blew someone up in the backfield again. That someone was Antone Smith, a running back for the Falcons. It looked something like BAM. Smith, as you..." August 18

  • Jadeveon Clowney trying to be ready for Texans camp

    NFL.com "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..." July 18

  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney has sports hernia surgery; out until training camp

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery, coach Bill O’Brien said Friday at NRG Stadium. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, was dealing with a groin injury. O’Brien said Clowney was evaluated in Philadelphia and the team decided the best option..." June 13

  • Jadeveon Clowney drafted first overall by Texans

    ESPN "The Houston Texans have selected Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. Clowney has been widely regarded as the top overall prospect in this year's draft class and is considered the best pass-rusher to enter the NFL in years. But Clowney recently has faced speculation..." May 08

  • Clowney on LT: 'I think I can do what he did'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The comparisons between Jadeveon Clowney and Lawrence Taylor are unavoidable. Taylor, the former Giants legend, is arguably the great pass-rusher in NFL history. Clowney has a long way to measure up to Taylor's accomplishments, but the South Carolina defensive end enters Thursday's NFL Draft as..." May 08

  • Jadeveon Clowney: I work as hard as anybody

    Pro Football Talk "Jadeveon Clowney is sick of all the talk about his work ethic, and he wants his future NFL teammates to know that they’re going to see just how hard he works. “I think I work just as hard as anybody,” Clowney told the Associated Press. “If you pick me and pair me with guys, I’m going to try and..." April 28

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    There are no shortage of execs in the league who believe the Texans best odds of trading out of 1st overall is w/ Atlanta to get Clowney

  • NFL announces 30 players will attend the draft

    Pro Football Talk "More players than ever before will attend this year’s NFL draft. The league announced today that 30 prospects have confirmed they will attend, the most ever. That includes four quarterbacks — Blake Bortles (Central Florida), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville), Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) and..." April 23

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    Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

    .@PittCritic Good chance #Texans move down. Trade similar to Giants-Chargers trade, preaarnged to take Clowney for some other team.

  • Warren Sapp questions, criticizes Jadeveon Clowney

    Houston Chronicle "Hall of Famer Warren Sapp questioned and criticized Jadeveon Clowney the same day the star defensive prospect was scheduled to arrive in Houston for a meeting with the Texans. “My grandfather taught me something a long time ago. He said ‘You will never get more money by doing less work,’” said..." April 22

  • Report: Texans prefer Khalil Mack over Jadeveon Clowney

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Houston Texans might not be deciding between a quarterback and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. According to a report by Peter King of TheMMQB.com, a source close to Texans' general manager Rick Smith says they like Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack more than Clowney. Mack, a 6-foot-3,..." April 22

  • Anonymous NFL exec calls Jadeveon Clowney 'spoiled' and 'lazy'

    CBS Sports "Ah, yes, proof that the NFL Draft is near: The anonymous bad-mouthing has begun. In the days and weeks leading up to biggest spectacle of the offseason, an event that by its very nature is unpredictable, the one certainty is that unnamed NFL front-office types will have less-than-laudatory things..." April 14

  • Is Clowney a hard worker? ‘He’s fine,’ Spurrier clarifies

    Houston Chronicle "Criticism about Jadeveon Clowney’s work ethic appeared to receive a deeper level of truth, when University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier recently acknowledged the star defensive end wasn’t always a hard worker as a Gamecock. Spurrier clarified his comment Wednesday, speaking to a small..." April 02

  • Sources Say Texans Could Trade for Mallett, Draft Clowney

    Bleacher Report "he Houston Texans have a major need at quarterback this offseason. Will the Texans select a QB with the first overall pick? Could they trade for a young backup like Ryan Mallett? Would this allow Houston to take Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick?" March 09

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    A handful of evaluators have greater confidence re: Buffalo LB Khalil Mack than Jadeveon Clowney. Mack's skills, consistency & versatility

  • NFL scout on Jadeveon Clowney: ‘I would not put my job on the line for that guy’

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Everyone, as the NFL Draft rapidly approaches, is offering up their opinion on one of the top prospects in this year’s event, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Be it positive or negative, you’re going to hear a lot of takes on the phenom between now and May. In an interview with..." March 02

  • Clowney "Offended" By Spurrier Comments On His Work Ethic

    Battle Red Blog "The 'Pressure Points' web series rolls on as virtually the entire NFL packs into Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2014 NFL Combine. See Jadeveon Clowney's reaction to hearing what Steve Spurrier had to say about his work ethic. Episode Three of Gillette’s ‘Pressure Points’ was released today, and it..." February 28

  • Clowney could be Rams' ace in the hole

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Quarterback-needy teams may not be the only ones eyeing that No. 2 overall draft pick currently held by the Rams. Sitting at No. 6 overall are the Atlanta Falcons, who desperately need someone on the edge to boost their pass rush. Jadeveon Clowney, that’s your cue. Clowney, the defensive end..." February 26

  • Jadeveon Clowney makes a mockery of the 40

    Pro Football Talk "We knew Jadeveon Clowney was an athletic freak. But we weren’t prepared for this. Clowney, the former South Carolina defensive end who is widely regarded as the most talented player in this year’s draft, ran his first 40-yard dash in an unofficial time of 4.47 seconds. That time is insane..." February 24

  • Clowney wants Falcons to trade up for him

    ESPN "As he strolled down the hallway moments after addressing a large contingent of NFL combine reporters, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney paused for a moment as he pondered an inquiry about the Atlanta Falcons. "I wish they could trade up for me," Clowney told ESPN.com, "but I hope I..." February 23

  • Jadeveon Clowney might still be a Gamecock if NCAA had flashed cash

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jadeveon Clowney is about to make millions as a top five pick in the NFL Draft. He says that if he had been able to make a few bucks in college, he probably wouldn't have turned pro after his junior season. "If (getting paid) helped me take care of my family, it would have made a difference,"..." February 14

  • Clowney: Pay college athletes

    ESPN "Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, expected to be a top-five pick in the NFL draft, said he might have stayed in school for another year if he were paid for being a college athlete. "Yes. Having to take care of my family, it would have made a difference if I'd have gotten..." February 13

  • Clowney aiming for a 4.4-second 40-yard dash at the Combine

    Pro Football Talk "Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is planning to put on a show at the Scouting Combine. Clowney told Yahoo Sports that he thinks he can run the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, which is a good time for anyone, but a stunningly good time for a defensive lineman who was listed at..." February 13

  • Jadeveon Clowney: 'I should be the No. 1 pick' in 2014 NFL Draft

    CBS Sports "With actual football done until next season, it's time for the silly season that is the NFL Draft process to take hold. This year we have plenty to debate, particularly when it comes to where South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney should end up going. Clowney seems to firmly believe he..." February 06

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