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Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is aiming to return from a knee injury for the Texans' Oct. 20 game against the Steelers on Monday Night Football, but said Friday he'll need to practice at full speed before he can make that determination. 

By SI Wire
October 10, 2014

Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said Friday that he hopes to return from a knee injury for the Texans' Oct. 20 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Clowney said he'll need to practice at full speed before he can be sure he's able to return.

The 2014 No. 1 overall draft pick tore his meniscus in the second quarter of his first regular season NFL game on Sept. 7. He has not played since. 

Clowney added that he is frustrated by not playing, and that he wants to "hit somebody," according to McClain. He said Texans defensive end J.J. Watt "plays great every game, but I think I can help when I come back. I want to rush the passer."

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