RTC: On Clowney's injury and position

June, 27, 2014
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Both the Texans and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney have been a little vague about how exactly he suffered the sports hernia injury that required surgery two weeks ago. Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he didn't think Clowney had been dealing with the injury too long when I asked about the timing of the injury after his surgery was announced. Clowney said during organized team activities (OTAs) that it wasn't an issue last season. This week, during the NFL's rookie symposium, per a tweet from NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, Clowney told NFL Network's Gil Brandt that he played with the sports hernia during his final season at South Carolina.

Eric Dickerson sees a little bit of himself in Texans running back Arian Foster, writes Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official website: Dickerson said Foster is both blessed and cursed by the effortless appearance on the field. "It looks like you're not trying," Dickerson said. "Like you're not running hard. That's how you are when you're kind of an elusive back, a big back, and you run fast. You just cover a lot of ground. You don't have to do all that huffing and puffing."

Remember Collin Klein? He had a tryout with the Texans during rookie camp last season in his stubborn insistence to try to play quarterback. Klein, a former Heisman Trophy finalist from Kansas State, has apparently turned to coaching. He told the Rivals.com site dedicated to Kansas State he will be joining the school's coaching staff.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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