Texans expect Jadeveon Clowney to get up to speed quickly once he reports
Among the notable holdouts in the NFL, Jadeveon Clowney has been away from the Houston Texans during training camp. Despite his absence, Houston expects Clowney to get up to speed quickly once he reports.
Earlier this offseason, the Texans placed their franchise tag on the athletic pass rusher. To no one’s surprise, the former No. 1 pick decided to hold out during training camp in hopes of landing a long-term deal with Houston.
Jadeveon Clowney will make nearly $16 million in 2019 with the franchise tag. That puts the Texans’ athletic pass rusher as the fourth-highest-paid edge defender in the NFL this season. Only Von Miller, Melvin Ingram, and Chandler Jones are set to earn more money this year.
So far, neither side has come to an agreement. Nonetheless, it has already been reported that Clowney will return to the team after the Texans’ third preseason game.
Therefore, it’s not a matter of if Clowney returns; it’s about when he returns to the team. His return is imminent, but some people are curious what Clowney will look like when he reports to the team.
Since being drafted first in 2014, Clowney has gradually become one of the league’s most talented pass rushers. In the past two seasons, the South Carolina product has stockpiled 18.5 sacks, 37 tackles for loss, and 42 hits on the quarterback.
For the Texans, it is crucial to get Jadeveon Clowney back on the field, since he provides production on the opposite side of J.J. Watt. The Texans should be getting their dynamic pass-rushing duo back together soon.