Gamecocks In The NFL: Jadeveon Clowney Looks To Return


Former South Carolina Gamecock defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is expected to return to practice on Monday. The Texans head coach Bill O’Brien laid out the plan for his return.

“We’re going to get him back out there and he’ll be in the walkthroughs,” O’Brien said Sunday. “He’ll be in the dynamic stretch period and then he’ll be in individual period. We’ll take it from there. We’ll talk to him every single day, add a little bit more every single day, try to ramp him up as we move through the week to see where he’s at by the end of the week and then evaluate it at the end of the week for the following weeks.”

Clowney has been at training camp all month, but has only been working with the trainers. He’s been an observer for the team drills and hopefully now he’ll get the chance to play with his teammates for the first time since November of last year.

Coach O’Brien is remaining optimistic about Clowney, in hoping to get Clowney out there for the first game of the season, against Kansas City on September 13th.

“He’s come a long way,” O’Brien said. “He’s worked really hard to get back to where he is right now. We’re all looking forward to seeing him back out there on the field because we know he can help us. So, it will be a good day Monday for him to put the gear on and get back out there.”