Jadeveon Clowney to go on IR-- Thu Dec 4 7:35 pm --
No sacks and seven total tackles for No. 1 overall pick
Jadeveon Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an abrupt conclusion. Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien announced Thursday that Clowney will be placed on season-ending injured reserve. The No. 1 overall pick is set to undergo further surgery on his right knee. The news comes after Clowney visited with Dr. James Andrews, who determined that a second procedure would be necessary. Clowney underwent surgery to repair a meniscus tear after hurting his knee in the second quarter of Week 1.(NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:There will be plenty of people that will call Clowney a "rookie bust", but the truth of the matter is that he was never healthy enough to get going in 2014. The future is still plenty bright for him and at least he'll have the benefit of having experienced a training camp and a year in the Texans' defensive system.
Arian Foster expected to play versus Browns-- Tue Nov 11 9:40 am --
Groin seems okay, but Alfred Blue still a smart add
The Texans should be in good shape physically when they play at Cleveland on Sunday.
Cornerback Johnathan Joseph passed the concussion protocol and will start against the Browns.
“He was out there today, and he looked good,” coach Bill O’Brien said after practice.
The only player the Texans know they’ll be missing is cornerback Kareem Jackson, who suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee against Philadelphia and could miss three games.
“The players I mentioned last week are still day-to-day,” O’Brien said.
That means running back Arian Foster, inside linebacker Brian Cushing and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney.
Foster and Cushing are expected to play. No one has any idea about Clowney, who continues to experience soreness in his knee.(Houston Chronicle)
FF Today's Take:The Texans are dealing with some important defensive injuries and have benched Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of the strong-armed Ryan Mallett, who makes his first NFL start. It's hard to say how much the Texans will use Foster in Week 11, so Alfred Blue makes an interesting flex option, and both Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins remain must-play WRs in 12-team leagues.