Remember Jadeveon Clowney’s motor? That wonky, infernal piece of hardware experts groused about for the last year? It's running real hot this summer.
The Houston Texans rookie gave onlookers at training camp a flash of the engines on Monday, materializing in the backfield to snuff out a running play before it began.
Clowney pulled up before the hit (as practice rules demand), stopping just short of Vincent Smith-like extermination.
It’s early in the going, but reports out of the Texans training camp indicate that Clowney looks dangerous.
Clowney did participate in the first padded practice today. Looks really explosive and he's not even 100 percent healthy yet. #Texans"— Texans (@TexansSquad) July 28, 2014
Clowney looking fully mobile on this first day of training camp. Cushing is on the field but not with a helmet or anything on— Joshua Koch (@jokoch09) July 26, 2014
Considering he’s still recovering from a sports-hernia operation, this is a scary revelation for the AFC South.
After suiting up for his first day of camp on Saturday, Clowney told Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle that he’s ready to get this season underway.
“I feel good,” Clowney said. “Get everybody back out here, back learning [the] playbook. Just looking forward to getting back into and mixing. Looking forward to the season.”
Clowney says he isn’t operating at full strength yet.
“I don’t know the percentage but I know I ain’t 100 percent,” Clowney said.
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