HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Texans' Coach Bill O'Brien on Wednesday said Jadeveon Clowney is on track to play in the Texans' season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
O'Brien said the Texans have a plan for Clowney, saying, "We'll just keep inching him forward to be able to go in that first game."
Clowney was activated from physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Monday. It was the first time Clowney practiced since coming off microfracture surgery on his right knee in December.
The former first-round pick is excited to be back out on the field. He said, "I'm having fun out there now. I'm hitting everybody. Talking junk. That's what I do. I'm loving it."
Clowney will not play in the Texans' third preseason game against the New Orleans Saints as the team continues to bring Clowney along.
Clowney initially injured his right knee during the Texans' 2014 season opener. The next day he had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus. Clowney tried to play in three other regular season games, before deciding to have the season-ending surgery in early December. Clowney believes he is going to be ready for all situations for wherever and whenever they put him in to play.
Texans Coach Bill O'Brien: Clowney on track to play season opener