Texans say Jadeveon Clowney (knee) unlikely to return until training camp

While Houston Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney is at the team’s facility, he has not been on the field for OTAs. On Wednesday, coach Bill O’Brien noted that he doesn’t expect that to change.

In fact, the coach doesn’t expect to see Clowney, who is battling a knee injury, on the field until training camp.

Caution is definitely the smart play here.

The Texans are hopeful that Clowney will be with the team for a long time. Rushing any player back at this time of the year is not smart, especially when the player has an injury history like Clowney’s.

For the first time in Clowney’s career, he played all 16 games in 2017. Naturally, he set career highs in most statistics, including sacks with 9.5.