Clowney ‘felt great’ in return to action against Cleveland

Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney rushes against Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Texans won 23-7.

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If no one had mentioned it, you probably wouldn’t have noticed Houston Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney returned to action for the team’s 23-7 win over Cleveland Browns.

He didn’t have a bad game by any means with two tackles, including one for a loss, but his impact wasn’t quite felt on the field (perhaps due to his fellow defensive-mate J.J. Watt dominating on both sides of the ball).

"I felt great. I moved around like I wanted to," Clowney told the Houston Chronicle. "I could have been better but I felt better than I did against Tennessee. I had a lot more confidence in my knee."

While individually Clowney wasn’t a force, he was a part of a defense that held three Browns running backs to 58 yards on 24 carries, his one tackle for a loss resulted in a loss of nine yards by former Texan Ben Tate.

Clowney returned from the knee injury he suffered in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins to face the Tennessee Titans in Week 8, however he sat in Week 9 as the Texans faced the Philadelphia Eagles due to an illness.

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