Jadeveon Clowney is confident he will play in Sunday's game against the New York Giants and he does not plan to be limited in his return.
"If I'm out there with my pads on full-go, I don't know who can be limited and stuff in a game so that's crazy to me," Clowney said. "I'll be ready to go."
The Pro Bowl pass rusher did not play in Houston's Week 2 loss at Tennessee and has been limited in practice with a back issue.
With the Texans looking for their first win of the season, Clowney knows that pressuring Giants quarterback Eli Manning is top priority.
"Very important for our front to go out and dominate this game," Clowney said. "We got to come out and play this game and hopefully get a win at home."
According to defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, Clowney's status for Week 3 is still questionable until cleared by the team's trainers. If he is, Clowney's return would be a boost for Houston's defense.
"He's a playmaker," Crennel said. "So, having playmakers on the field is a good thing. He's got some length, he's got some strength, he's got some quickness. If he's able to provide all of that, that will be helpful."
The Texans will face the New York Giants in their 2018 home opener at NRG Stadium. Kickoff is set for Sunday at 12 noon CT on FOX-26 and SportsRadio 610.
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