There appears to be a mutual desire for Clowney to continue his career with Houston. "Of course, I want to come back," Clowney said. "I promise to the Texans and whoever else is watching that I'm going to be a much better, improved player next season. I haven't been thinking about a contract. If I come back and play well like I know I'm going to, contract will take care of itself." The 25-year-old linebacker/defensive end has overcome the durability concerns that dogged him early in his career and has been named to three consecutive Pro Bowls. He's been a disruptive force, registering 29 sacks and five forced fumbles over the last four seasons, so the team is motivated to see him continue that type of performance in a Texans uniform.
Clowney recorded five tackles in Saturday's 21-7 wild-card loss to the Colts.
After two injury-marred seasons to start his career, Clowney has established himself as a legitimate IDP threat. He's recorded 18.5 sacks, forced three fumbles, recovered five fumbles and scored two touchdowns over the last two seasons. As an unrestricted free agent in 2019, Clowney will demand a handsome salary, one that the Texans are expected to pay.
Clowney recorded eight tackles (five solo), including a sack, a pass defensed, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in Sunday's loss the Philadelphia.
Clowney made one of the biggest plays of the game Sunday, strip-sacking Nick Foles and recovering the fumble himself. The sack brings his season total to nine, a half-sack short of his career high. Looking ahead, the Texans take on the Jaguars in Week 17.
Clowney had three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Saturday's 29-22 win over the Jets.
Clowney played all but three defensive snaps Saturday as he continues to play a pivotal role on the Texans' defensive line. The 25-year-old has 37 total tackles and eight sacks in 13 games, and will face the Eagles -- and potentially backup quarterback Nick Foles -- next week on the road.
Clowney recorded five tackles (four solo), including a sack in Sunday's win over the Redskins.
Clowney's sack Sunday gives him 6.5 on the year, three shy of his career-high. He'll aim to continue his strong season against the Titans in Week 12.
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