With both Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt on the practice field, the Texans defense showed a glimmer of what could unfold in the 2018 season.
Clowney walked up to the podium after Monday's practice and confirmed it.
"I'm ready to go," Clowney said.
Jadeveon Clowney took part in team drills at the Houston Methodist Training Center, after being limited throughout training camp with a knee issue. Watt had been declared a full-go from the start of camp, but the two had not been back together for a full practice until Monday.
"The sky is the limit for this defense," Clowney said. "We just have to come to play like we do – week-in-and-week-out every year and try and stay healthy. If we stay healthy, I don't see much bad going wrong with this defensive line and this secondary we put together. I'm excited about this team and this defense."
The Texans had been incrementally increasing Clowney's workload throughout training camp. The Pro Bowl pass rusher said his knee is now 100 percent healthy and he hopes to see action in the preseason. Both Watt and Clowney have been inactive for the Texans preseason games against the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers.
"It's very important to get out there and get some live plays because I'm going to be getting out there with the guys I'm going to be playing with during the season," Clowney said. "We need to get our chemistry together and I haven't been out there with them, so, for me to get out there and get going, it'll be great for me."
The Texans will travel to Los Angeles to face the Rams in their Week 3 preseason matchup. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT Saturday on ABC-13 and SportsRadio 610.
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