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Jadeveon Clowney Update: Clowney Practiced Friday

After missing practice yesterday and casting doubt upon whether he'd return to the field against the Steelers on Monday Night Football, the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft practiced for the first time since he had knee surgery six weeks ago.

I like to think he's pointing to Pittsburgh.
I like to think he's pointing to Pittsburgh.
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since he tore his meniscus in the Week One win over Washington, Jadeveon Clowney practiced with the Houston Texans today. Bill O'Brien says you shouldn't take that to mean Clowney will be a go for the Steelers game on Monday night:

"He practiced today," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "I would say again, it'll be a gametime decision."

O'Brien said Clowney "looked good", and that "on Monday he'll tell us what he can do."

Courtesy of the Texans' official site, here's some video of Clowney's return to the practice field today. It may not show him destroying effigies of Ben Roethlisberger, but it counts as visible progress six weeks after surgery.

How about the man himself? What does Jadeveon Clowney think about his chances of playing on Monday night? While Clowney termed today "a great day," he also said he wouldn't be surprised if he didn't suit up against the Steelers.

In other words, nobody knows anything. Or at least anything they're willing to say publicly.  Stay tuned.

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