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Jadeveon Clowney Is Back (Sort Of)

TEXANS’ STAR TAKES PRACTICE FIELD … || By FITSNEWS || Houston Texans’ defensive end Jadeveon Clowney practiced with his teammates this week for the first time since undergoing career-threatening knee surgery back in December. The 22-year-old former University of South Carolina standout – taken No. 1 overall by the Texans…

TEXANS’ STAR TAKES PRACTICE FIELD …

|| By FITSNEWS || Houston Texans’ defensive end Jadeveon Clowney practiced with his teammates this week for the first time since undergoing career-threatening knee surgery back in December.

The 22-year-old former University of South Carolina standout – taken No. 1 overall by the Texans in last year’s NFL draft – took part in individual drills, without wearing a knee brace.

“I feel pretty good,” Clowney told The Houston Chronicle. “Just happy to be back out there and be with my teammates. Means a lot to me to be back with the guys.”

Clowney told his coaches he wanted to participate in pass rush drills, saying he was “tired of hitting blocking dummies that don’t hit back.”

They weren’t ready for that, though.

Clowney’s return to the practice field is the latest step in his recovery from a risky, controversial microfracture surgery performed nine months ago in an effort to address lingering issues in his right knee.  Clowney suffered a meniscus tear in the knee after landing awkwardly during his NFL debut on September 7.  He returned to action seven weeks later, but struggled to recapture his trademark explosiveness off the line and experienced swelling in his knee after exertion.

That’s when the Texans shut him down for the year and opted for the microfracture surgery – a procedure in which tiny holes are punctured into the bones of the knees in an effort to stimulate the growth of new cartilage.

Clowney reported no swelling or pain in his knee following his participation in the Texans’ practice on Monday.

Texans’ physician Walt Lowe – who performed the operation – said last month that Clowney’s knee looked “spectacular.”

Houston plays its first preseason game on Wednesday against the San Francisco 49ers.  Clowney is unlikely to see action in that game – and may not play at all in the preseason.  The Texans have no plans to rush him back into action when the season starts on September 13, either.  In fact it appears likely Clowney will be limited to pass rush situations during the early part of the 2015 season.

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22 comments

E Norma Scok August 17, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Go DooDoo Bean!

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Squishy123 August 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm

What “practice” he walked around and stood on the sideline.

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jimlewisowb August 19, 2015 at 12:34 pm

He was “practicing” his escape moves when he suffers his debilitating career ending big toe bruise injury

Big money is on Game Three, first quarter. I have put down a few bucks on Game Two, third down, first possession by Panthers

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bitches be hating August 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm

ahh how cute, another jealous bitch joins his friends.

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bitches be hating August 17, 2015 at 9:19 pm

oh look, the haters are here. Jealousy is a bitch little boys and so are your mamas

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Yelsewh August 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

Jealous? Hell no. I’m proud of Clowney. The guy got $22.3 million GUARANTEED over 4 years even if he never plays. Screw getting used up and ending up with traumatic brain injury like Junior Seau.

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bitches be hating August 18, 2015 at 11:49 am

I was talking about the same two crying bitches that always troll any and every time Clowney is mentioned here, because they cant stand the fact he will do far better than they will even if he never plays a down. it eats them alive to think of that. By the way that $22.3 guaranteed is only a small portion of his money, do not forget the 9 figures he got from Puma.

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Yelsewh August 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

As long as he doesn’t blow it he and his children’s children should be set even if he never plays a down.

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E Norma Scok August 18, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Good for him, man. I’d love to have that kind cash to sit on my ass. Not a bad gig if you can get it.

But we both know he’ll roll right through in short order and be selling used cars in Columbia in 3-5 years.

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bitches be hating August 18, 2015 at 4:43 pm

The only thing we both know for sure is you are one jealous bitch. But hey maybe he can date your daughter and you can marry into the $$. I bet she likes them like that anyway. big black and long huh?

Squishy123 August 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Or he could take the Corey Miller route, and come back and do sports on the worst news team in the state while wearing bad suits.

bitches be hating August 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm

the jealous butthurt runs deep in you, much like how your mommy took it deep

Scooter August 21, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Nae, he’ll come back and take George’s job. They both giggle pretty good

Squishy123 August 18, 2015 at 7:22 pm

So far into his career that’s like being jealous of the guy who won the Lotto jackpot… a lot of money for no work.

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bitches be hating August 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm

still a jealous bitch!

U R A JD Hater August 18, 2015 at 10:26 am

Will FITSNews hire RT to cover JD for us. You did such a “great” job with it before. (:

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Could be a long NFL season for August 18, 2015 at 11:01 am

What FITSNews (like Hillary’s collapse) will NOT tell you:

“Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

What if Tebow soars with the Eagles, and JD is completely healed, while Brady wins another in Foxboro, and tells the liberals in the NFL to CRAM it….

FITNews, and its lackeys will be shittin’ bricks, especially if your idol Cam Newton craps out in Charlotte. I love seeing you when reality BITES you.

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E Norma Scok August 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Tango, what if your aunt had balls? She’d be your uncle.

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Sucks to be you August 18, 2015 at 7:54 pm

“Former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd has been released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

That ain’t IF…

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9" August 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

I wanna run my fingers through his hair

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Sweet Lispy Lou August 19, 2015 at 10:08 am

Did anyone catch the HBO show Hard Knocks about the Texans training camp on 8/18? If so you would have seen one of the Houston wide receivers at the mall trying on clothes, talking about a man bag, and then asking his teammates if they would judge him if he got the man purse and then a Yorkie dog to carry in it where ever he went. He was actually serious and the teammates laughed. My bet is that player will come out of the closet or called out in less than 2 years fro being gay. By the way that WR was DeAndre Hopkins from Cowtech. I guess he really is a wide receiver huh?

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