Report: Jadeveon Clowney done working out for NFL teams

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If you're an NFL team interested in seeing Jadeveon Clowney work out privately before the 2014 NFL Draft, you're apparently out of luck. The South Carolina defensive end is reportedly done working out for teams.

Peter King of TheMMQB.com reports Clowney will no longer work out for teams, instead "preferring to let his on-campus Pro Day April 2 at South Carolina stand." 

Clowney's "camp has told at least three teams he won’t be working out for team" and their logic is fairly sound: after seeing Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas blow out his knee working out prior to the draft, they don't want a similar fate befalling Clowney.

Unsurprisingly, at least one anonymous front-office type isn't happy about this.

“I’d want the guy who’s going to be coaching him to put him through some of our drills, and see how he responds," a GM told King.

Don't blame that GM one bit: if I were investing a top-10 pick in Clowney, I'd certainly like to work him out. No clue who the GM King spoke with is, obviously, but you'd guess that Clowney would be willing to work with the Texans, Rams and Jaguars at the very least.

No one in our 2014 NFL Mock Drafts -- and no one with a modicum of sense -- has Clowney falling any further than No. 3 come the draft in May. 

He won't fall as a result of this decision. But this decision will play into the stereotype people have for Clowney. By definition, he doesn't want to give max effort until he gets paid. 

But he's also done just about everything he needs to do. And given the stakes at hand -- a serious knee injury while working out would cost him millions of dollars -- it's hard to blame him for his decision.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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