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Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney has best week of rehab
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/24/15) Texans head coach Bill O'Brien told Sirius XM Radio that last week was defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's best in rehab since injuring his knee.
The former first overall pick by the Texans in 2014 only played in 4 games as a rookie due to microfracture surgery early in the year. In his four games played, two of which he started, he posted seven total tackles.
Texans hope Jadeveon Clowney can participate in training camp
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(3/23/15) With Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney working his way back from microfracture surgery in his knee, coach Bill O'Brien said there is a possibility Clowney can participate in training camp in August, reports the team's official website.
"Hopefully he'll be able to get out on the field sometime during training camp," O'Brien said. "Maybe at the beginning of training camp if he continues to work at the pace that he's been working."
Clowney was originally projected to be out until September and O'Brien said Clowney has been working diligently to come back earlier.
"Our team needs him, and he knows that. He's working hard to get back out there," O'Brien said.
Report: Serious concern over Texans' Jadeveon Clowney's knee
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) While Texans GM Randy Smith said earlier in the day that LB Jadeveon Clowney could be ready for training camp, there are other league sources that disagree.
Clowney is recovering from microfracture surgery in his knee. Tony Pauline of TFY Draft Insider cited several sources, both close to the Texans and around the league, as saying that there is "serious concern" over Clowney's knee.
Opinions ranged from the injury keeping Clowney from having an impact in 2015 to the possiblity that Clowney would never fully recover.
Texans GM Smith: Jadeveon Clowney could be ready for training camp
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) Texans general manager Rick Smith reiterated during his Thursday combine press conference that outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney's rehab from microfracture surgery has gone "well," and added that training camp and Week 1 are "within the normal timetable for his recovery process," per the Houston Chronicle.
Smith said that Clowney's first six weeks of rehab were really key, because he wasn't able to apply any pressure on his knee. Now that his rehab is on track, he expects Clowney to make a major impact next season.
Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft, played in just four games, making seven tackles, after dealing with numerous injuries. Coach Bill O'Brien refused to categorize Clowney's rookie campaign as a lost season.
Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney can't put weight on knee yet
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(1/22/15) Texans general manager Rick Smith said outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney has been diligent in his rehab from microfracture surgery six weeks ago, though Clowney can't put weight on his right knee yet, reports ESPN.com.
"That surgery requires a pretty significant amount of time that you are not weight bearing, and then you kind of gotta work yourself back to it," Smith said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. "He's been diligent in his rehab. That's the thing he can control right now. He understands that. It's an arduous process for him because he's limited right now in what he can do. There's just a few exercises that he can do to maintain some of the strength in his leg.
"Once he gets to the point where he can put weight on the leg again and start to really get into a rehab process, I know he's anxious to do that. He's anxious to make the contributions that we all know he's capable of making. Some of the things, the flashes that we saw even in the preseason, it's important to him that he returns to full health so that he can contribute and help our football team."
|The Texans made Jadeveon Clowney the top pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, giving their defense another incredibly talented and athletic pass rusher. The 6-5, 266-pound athletic pass rusher notched a school-best 13 sacks at South Carolina and 23.5 tackles for loss in 2012 before his production tailed off when opposing offenses paid a ton of attention to him as a senior. NFL defenses can't afford to guard against him the same way now that he's teammates with J.J. Watt, so there's a good chance he'll put up some big numbers as a rookie. However, the Texans have listed Clowney as a linebacker, meaning his numbers will likely pale compared to the high tackle totals of middle linebackers around the league. So if your league counts tackles, Clowney might not be a helpful Fantasy option and thus he'd be a late-round pick. But if your league doesn't count tackles then Clowney should be more of a No. 2 Fantasy linebacker worth a selection just past the halfway point of the draft. These same designations should also mean something in your dynasty and long-term keeper leagues.
(Updated 5/28/14) |