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08/21/14 - OLB Jadeveon Clowney was making a good impression on the Broncos before he left Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury. He walked off with no problem, spent the rest of practice on a trainer's table under a tent not getting treatment, then walked to the bus without a problem after practice.
Still, Clowney wasn't at Thursday's practice.
"He's doing fine," coach Bill O'Brien said. "We just held him out today. He'll be fine."
Before he was injured, Clowney impressed the Broncos.
"A couple of those moves (Clowney) makes are very impressive," Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said. "He's so quick and so fast.
"He's such a freak as far as his athletic ability. It's been good for us to go against him."
Added defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, "(Clowney) comes in with a high pedigree, and just looking at the way he moves out here, he'll fit into that (greatness) category."
Clowney is making the transition from defensive end in college to outside linebacker in a 3-4 in the NFL – the same transition DeMarcus Ware made with the Dallas Cowboys.
Ware is playing in his first season with the Broncos.
"You can see his athleticism," Ware said. "He's still young, but he's a great player. Experience comes with years and maturing of the game and figuring out the speed of it."
08/21/14 - OLB Jadeveon Clowney finished practice in the medical tent Wednesday at the Denver Broncos' team facility.
He left practice with 35 minutes remaining, and there were conflicting reports about the nature of his injury. The Houston Chronicle reported Clowney left with a groin injury.
Clowney more than held his own against Denver left tackle Ryan Clady to disrupt quarterback Peyton Manning, but appeared to be favoring his left shoulder or left side of his neck, according to USA Today. He did not receive medical treatment before the team ushered him to a bus following practice.
The biggest indication the injury might not be serious: head coach Bill O'Brien was not briefed on Clowney's condition and said he was unaware there was any injury to the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Clowney was back at full strength after undergoing sports hernia surgery in June.
Two more practices -- Thursday and a walkthrough Friday -- are scheduled at the Broncos team facility before Saturday night's game.
Clowney's status for Saturday's game is uncertain.
08/11/14 - LB Jadeveon Clowney, the top pick in the draft, made some good plays in his debut. He excelled against the run, applied pressure on the quarterback but looked awkward dropping into coverage.
"I was a little nervous," he said, "but when I came out and saw the lights and got my first contact, I loosened up."
Only on the first series, fans got a chance to see something opponents will see a lot in the regular season - Clowney standing outside right defensive end J.J. Watt in some passing situations. It resulted in Watt getting a sack on his one series.
Clowney allowed a touchdown pass that was wiped out because of a penalty.
"I do whatever the coaches ask," he said. "I thought I did OK. I can get better."
Receiver Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster have been out with hamstring injuries. The Texans are hoping they can return to practice this week against Atlanta and play against the Falcons on Saturday night.
"I've spoken to both those guys (and), they're doing better," coach Bill O'Brien said. "It's a long season, and our trainers are doing a great job with them. Seems like they've improved, and, hopefully, they can do something this week."
07/30/14 - OLB Jadeveon Clowney, who has participated in practice but hasn't gone full speed because he's still recovering from surgery to repair a sports hernia, was turned loose in pads and showed incredible quickness off the ball.
07/27/14 - LB Jadeveon Clowney was able to participate in practice while still rehabbing from surgery to repair a sports hernia surgery early last month.
"I'm not going to put a percentage on it, but I know I'm not 100 percent," he said. "I'm getting better. (I'm) getting back at it, running around (and) learning the plays."
Clowney missed the last two OTAs and the mandatory three-day minicamp because of the injury. He's making the transition from a 4-3 alignment in college to a 3-4 under defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
"It felt good to get back learning the playbook," Clowney said. "(I'm) just looking forward to getting back into the mix, and I'm looking forward to the season."
He didn't do anything strenuous on Saturday.
"No big challenge," he said. "It was just running around (and) learning the playbook still, being alert."
Clowney works with new linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, who made the same transition when he left Ohio State for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"I think I have one of the best coaches in this business," Clowney said. "I'm just listening to him and talking to him. I'm listening to him more than anybody.
"I'm a lot better than where I was (during OTAs). I've already learned a lot of the playbook. We have to keep pushing and getting better every day. I'm feeling very comfortable (but), I still have a lot of work to do."