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Rapoport: Jadeveon Clowney had surgery, done for the year

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Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that Jadeveon Clowney “quietly” underwent surgery on Wednesday and is done for the season:

It’s pretty amazing to me that in today’s media world a guy can have season-ending surgery and we don’t find out about it for days, but that’s a conversation for a different day.

I said it yesterday when I wrote about the Isaiah Wilson suspension, but it is worth repeating - the fact that the Titans are 8-3 with the offseason they had really is remarkable. Now, this one isn’t on Jon Robinson. Clowney was one of the most coveted free agents across the league this offseason. He was at least contributing before he got hurt. You can’t ever account for injuries when you make a signing or draft a player. Cloweny does have quite an extensive injury history, but that was part of what made his market softer than he thought it should be.

The good news for the Titans here is that the depth pieces behind Clowney, and at other positions, have played pretty well the last couple of weeks.