DE Jadeveon Clowney Open to Returning to Houston Texans

Jadeveon Clowney

The Houston Texans turned to one of their former players, DeMeco Ryans, when they selected a new head coach this offseason. Might they bring back another former player to aid their defense?

Free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who the Texans selected first overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, told Houston TV station KRIV that his agent and the Texans spoke earlier this offseason about a potential reunion.

Clowney, who made the Pro Bowl three times during his five seasons in Houston, said he’d welcome a return to the city he still calls home.

“It would be nice to be here,” Clowney said. “All of my family’s here, my friends are here, all the guys I work out with. You never know.”

He added he likes the direction the Texans are taking, from drafting quarterback C.J. Stroud and linebacker Will Anderson to the hiring of Ryans.

“They’re putting the pieces together,” Clowney said. “I’m a big fan of their new head coach.”

Clowney has played for three teams – the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns – in the past four seasons. He spent 2021-22 with the Browns.

“It was up and down, but it was great,” he said. “There I met a lot of good people, a lot of great teammates. Don’t count them out. They have a good thing going with Deshaun (Watson).”

Clowney twice had seasons of 9.5 and nine sacks with the Texans, and he had another nine-sack season in 2021. He is a solid run defender who has made 37 or more tackles in five of his nine NFL seasons.

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