Houston insider expects Jadeveon Clowney to be traded by Texans
Has Jadeveon Clowney played his last down of football in Houston?
That’s an opinion that John McClain of the Houston Chronicle shared on Tuesday. The news wouldn’t be a complete stunner, as Clowney has yet to report to camp in Houston despite being one season away from a big payday.
During a recent appearance on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” show, Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien offered up little when asked when Clowney might show up.
“I don’t know. I really don’t,” O’Brien said to the NFL Network show. “I know he’s working hard. He’s out there working out … he’s in shape. He’s doing everything he needs to do to be ready to play. But ultimately that’s up to him (when he reports). When he wants to show up, he’ll show up, and he’ll be ready to go. He’s a professional. When that happens, we’ll move forward with that. But I have no idea when he’ll be here. I can’t predict that.”
While O’Brien was willing to make a prediction on Tuesday, McClain was. The longtime reporter offered up this commentary on Clowney’s future in Houston:
“I’ll be surprised if Jadeveon Clowney isn’t traded. They need an upgrade at LT to protect Deshaun Watson. LTs don’t grow on trees so I have no idea who it would be at this time of year.”
In five seasons in Houston, Clowney has played in 62 games with 205 total tackles, 29 sacks and 11 passes defended.