Jadeveon Clowney's return to action is closer.
"I'm back on the field running," Clowney said on Tuesday. "I think I'll be back in a few weeks. That's the goal."
The rookie outside linebacker had knee surgery after getting injured in the Week 1 win over Washington. He's spent the time since then on the the rehab process.
"Right now I'm just taking it day by day," Clowney said. "Just trying to get back healthy. Rehab is
coming along good. My leg's feeling a lot better. Just taking it one day at a time."
The first overall pick was at Lanier Middle School in Houston for an NFL Play 60 community event in which he and safety D.J. Swearinger were encouraging kids to be physically active for at least an hour every day. After the presentation, Clowney met with the media, and described the toughest part of rehab.
"I talk to the guys every day," Clowney said. "I'm like 'I'm kind of upset I haven't had a chance to play with you guys right now.' They're like 'Don't worry about it. It's a long season. Get healthy and help the team when you get back.'"
Clowney also said he misses playing football, and misses "being out there with my teammates" and "practicing".
The former South Carolina Gamecock also said he's been so anxious to get back on the field that his teammates have reminded him that he was just injured, and needs to "take it one day at a time."
The day after he was injured, head coach Bill O'Brien told the media that Clowney would likely miss four to six weeks.