Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien isn't sure if outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will be able to play Sunday against Jacksonville after missing his seventh game this season because of a knee injury.
But he came to the defense of the top overall pick, who has been the subject of intense criticism for missing so much time since being drafted because of several injuries.
"I want to be real clear about this with him as it relates to us here and the Houston Texans," O'Brien said. "We think very highly of him. We know that he is going to be a really good player. He has been unlucky ... he is a good kid. He is a good teammate and he is working hard to get back on the field."
Clowney has started two of the four games he has appeared in, collecting seven tackles and no sacks.