May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) participates in rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
When will the No. 1 overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft be able to return to the field for the Houston Texans?
ESPN.com wrote late last week about Jadeveon Clowney, and how the date of his return to the football field before training camp is “still uncertain,” following the sports hernia survey he had this offseason after the Texans drafted him.
Rookies are to report to training camp today (July 21) for the Texans.
In the ESPN.com article by Tania Ganguli it states:
"“(Clowney) told the Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle he is rehabbing and leaving his participation in training camp up to the trainers.”"
Not having Clowney for all of camp isn’t a good start to his career, but it is something he can easily overcome. The No. 1 concern for Clowney should be his health, because once he is healthy, Clowney has the possibility to complete for the AFC Rookie of the Year award. Plus, he’ll be needed for the Texans to improve on their 2-14 mark from last season.
Clowney will be a very big part of this Texans defense, and if he can fully recover from the survey he’ll be a force for the Texans at outside linebacker.
What I’m looking forward to the most is seeing how the opponents of the Texans block not only Clowney, but stop J.J. Watt on the same pass rush, at the same time.
Now what the Texans need to focus on is getting Clowney onto the field this training camp not just as soon as possible, but as healthy as possible also.