Titans DE Jadeveon Clowney Considering Surgery

Jadeveon Clowney is questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Bears, but there’s a chance he’ll be sidelined for longer than that. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports (via Twitter) that the Titans defensive end is currently dealing with a meniscus issue in his knee.

All options are on the table for the 27-year-old, including surgery. As Garafolo notes, Clowney has tried to battle through the injury, and there’s a chance he continues playing at less than 100 percent.

Clowney missed most of his rookie campaign as he recovered from a torn meniscus, but he’s otherwise stayed healthy throughout his career. The former first-overall pick has only missed four regular season games since the start of the 2017 campaign.

Following a one-year stint with the Seahawks, Clowney inked a one-year, $12MM deal with the Titans back in September. He’s been a bit underwhelming in Tennessee; in seven games, he’s compiled 15 tackles and zero sacks. Clowney played at least 80-percent of his team’s defensive snaps through the first three weeks of the season, but that number dropped all the way to 62 percent during last weekend’s loss to the Bengals. Of course, both his production and decline in playing time could be attributed to the injury he’s currently dealing with.

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8 comments on “Titans DE Jadeveon Clowney Considering Surgery

  1. MileHighFan

    Seems like he is looking for an excuse to explain his miserable play. If he thinks finding a free agency deal was tough this year…

    • rocky7

      Amazing how tough guys like this play when they’re playing for a new contract….if he had one, he probably wouldn’t have played since weeks ago and would definitely have opted for the surgery regardless of his teams position for the playoffs.
      I also agree with the “way over-rated” comments!

    • Polish Hammer

      Clown-E, what a gamer! LOL! All the talent and abilities don’t mean anything when you have no heart and have already cashed enough checks to be set up for a long time.

  2. ayrbhoy

    So glad he decided to spurn the Seahawks offer. Bruce Irvin’s season-ending injury (as well as Jamal Adams groin injury) really affected Seattle’s pass rush. If we didn’t lose Bruce or suffer injuries to Jamal Adams and Rasheem Green its hard to say if the FO would’ve gone after Snacks Harrison and Carlos Dunlap.

    Tomorrow we will finally see how Jamal Adams, Carlos Dunlap and Rasheem Green, (who had the most sacks last yr) transform this defense. Funny how things work out- so many of us 12’s wanted the Hawks to sign Clowney. Even JS/PC wanted to sign him all the way up to the last hr of FA. Now we are all grateful he didn’t.

  3. Brennan nedeff

    Wish nothing but the best for clowney man but damn I’m lucky Seattle didn’t get him back cause damn we would’ve been all bad

  4. Yep it is

    Just another one hit college wonder who the press blew way out of proportion. The guy is avg at best.

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