The Tennessee Titans announced Saturday that they’ve placed OLB Jadeveon Clowney and DB Kareem Orr on injured reserve and promoted DB Greg Mabin, LB Will Compton, LB Tuzar Skipper and LS Matt Overton to their active roster.
Clowney is reportedly dealing with a meniscus issue in his knee and had been trying to play through it.
However, it appears as though the team and Clowney felt it was best to buy him some time.
It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks.
Clowney, 27, is a former No. 1 overall pick of the Texans back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $22.272 million contract when the Texans picked up his fifth-year option which paid him $12.306 million for the 2018 season.
Houston franchised Clowney last year before trading him to the Seahawks at the start of the regular season. It took until September for him to a sign one-year deal worth up to $15 million with the Titans.
Clowney will once again be a free agent in 2021.
In 2020, Clowney has appeared in eight games for the Titans and recorded 19 tackles, no sacks, a forced fumble and four passes defended.