Clowney sits again as Texans visit Steelers
The Texans made Clowney inactive even though the top overall pick in the draft was able to practice this week after injuring his right knee in the season opener against Washington.
Whitney Mercilus will start in Clowney's place as the Texans try to snap a two-game losing streak.
Pittsburgh rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier is inactive while he recovers from a sprained right knee.
The Steelers also had quarterback Landry Jones, wide receiver Justin Brown, cornerback Ike Taylor, safety Shamarko Thomas, offensive lineman Chris Hubbard and defensive lineman Steve McLendon on their inactive list.