Titans’ Jadeveon Clowney Expects To Be Cleared In April

Jadeveon Clowney expects full medical clearance by April, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). Clowney underwent surgery to repair his torn meniscus but already believes that he’s close to being ready. 

In other words, this is shaping up to be another extended free agency tilt for the Titans edge rusher. Last year, his knee kept him on the sidelines for half of the season. In eight games, Clowney notched 19 tackles, one forced fumble, and zero sacks.

Clowney has said that he wouldn’t mind staying with the Titans. Whether the Titans want him back is another question. The veteran did not live up to his one-year, $12MM deal, though the former No. 1 overall pick isn’t far removed from Pro Bowl days. From 2016 through 2018, Clowney averaged 8.2 sacks and two forced fumbles per season, solidifying him as one of the best edge rushers in the game. Of course, injuries have gotten in the way — he’s only turned in one full 16-game slate as a pro.

Despite the weak platform year, it’s worth noting that the advanced metrics were still fond of his work. At the time of his season-ending injury, Pro Football Focus ranked him as the 16th-best edge player in the league. PFF also gave him above-average marks in both run defense and pass coverage.

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8 comments on “Titans’ Jadeveon Clowney Expects To Be Cleared In April

  1. phillyballers

    Should have just taken the tag with Houston, and worked out a contract extension.

  2. MileHighFan

    Could Clowney be the most over-hyped defensive lineman of all time? After 7 years his stats aren’t even as good as guys you’ve never even heard of.

    • Polish Hammer

      Shame he has generational talent but only seems to exert himself when he wants to. Certainly underperformed in his career.

    • marinersblue96

      Albert Haynesworth is probably higher on the over rated list of D linemen, never understood the Redskin contract.

    • dan55

      Clowney doesn’t put up amazing sack numbers but he is a really good versatile defender. Honestly he’s probably underrated at this point in his career.

      • phillyballers

        Hes a better run defender than a edge rusher. Which doesn’t justify the $.

  3. TradeBait

    I’m glad “advanced metrics” are fond of his work. She needs to take him. One of the most overrated DE’s in memory. Running about and flailing your arms around is not all that productive at that level. His real stats reflect it.

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