Clowney (knee) was a limited participant in Friday's practice but will play in Sunday's game against the Browns.
Clowney missed practice on both Wednesday and Thursday, but it looks like the absences were just precautionary. Expect Clowney to be a full go Sunday as he plays for the first time since both J.J. Watt (knee) and Whitney Mercilus (pectoral) were lost to season-ending injuries.
Clowney (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday but is expected to play Sunday against Cleveland, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Texans need a healthy Clowney more than ever after losing J.J. Watt (knee) and Whitney Mercilus (pectoral) to season-ending injuries. Offensive coordinators throughout the league will make Clowney a marked man, scheming him with double-team and chip blocks.
Clowney is dealing with a knee injury and didn't practice Wednesday.
Clowney played 71 of 77 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, apparently sustaining the injury along the way. The issue isn't expected to keep the 24-year-old off the field for long, but it's worth keeping an eye on his practice workload the rest of the week. Clowney's health will take on greater importance for the rest of the campaign after the team's other star pass rushers, J.J. Watt (lower leg) and Whitney Mercilus (pectoral), required season-ending surgeries and were placed on injured reserve earlier this week.
Clowney recorded his third sack of the season in Sunday's 57-14 win over the Titans to go along with one forced fumble and two solo tackles.
Clowney sacked backup quarterback Matt Cassel midway through the fourth quarter and forced a fumble in the process. The former No. 1 overall pick now has three sacks in his last two games. He played just 32 snaps (78%) in the contest, but the game flow did not call for a heavy workload.
Clowney had six tackles (all solo), two sacks and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Clowney had a monster first half with four tackles, his first two sacks of the season and the 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown, but the Patriots adjusted at halftime to limit his second half impact. It was the former first-round pick's best performance of the season by far, which he hopes to duplicate against the Titans in Week 4.
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/29/17||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|12||11/27/17||@ BAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|