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Texans Notebook: Jadeveon Clowney Says He is Ready to Go and Jonathan Grimes Remains a Situational Back

A.J. Bouye knows it is a business with his long time friend Charles James and Jadeveon Clowney is ready to go.

Jadeveon Clowney is Ready to Go

After missing the game against the Green Bay Packers, Jadeveon Clowney has his sights set on playing this Sunday. As he deals with a wrist and elbow injury, Clowney made it clear on his intentions for this week. 

“Yeah, I’ll be out there,” Clowney stated. “I feel good. I’m back out at practice, so I’m feeling good enough to go.”

Clowney did say that it was both his wrist and elbow that were causing him issues and playing last week would have not been the best option for him or the team. 

“I want to be out there to help my team but I felt like, if I was out there, I wouldn’t help them as much as I could have so I don’t think it was a good idea for me to play that way,” said Clowney of the decision by coaches to hold him out last week. 

The coaching staff is playing is closer to the vest concerning Clowney and are not as quick to give up information on his status. 

“Well, you know what, we’ve got a lot of guys with bumps and bruises and they’re working and trying to get back and be able to play in the game," explained Romeo Crennel. “We’ll see as the game approaches where he is and whether he can help us or not.”

Jonathan Grimes, Will Stay Situational 

Jonathan Grimes continues to be a plus player when the ball is in his hands and is averaging a career highs 6.2 yards per carry. Grimes tends to make things happen on the field and there has been some reason to think that he could find some more playing time. 

“Well you know, Grimes is a situational player. That’s what he is. So if there’s a bunch of situational plays in the game, he’s going to come up big for us,” explained O’Brien. “He’s done that for a few years now. He’s come up big for us on special teams. He’s come up big for us on third down. He does certain things on first and second down, two-minute drill.”

Grimes continues to be a backup to Lamar Miller and the Texans will persist with him getting the bulk of the work moving forward. 

A.J. Bouye Knows This is a Business

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Charles James was a key figure in the Texans locker room and in A.J. Bouye’s, case he was a long time friend with whom he grew up. Bouye knows it is a business but there is still emotion involved on a personal level 

“I know it’s tough the way that it ended and what happened in the game before. I grew up with Charles (James). I know him and I talked to him yesterday and he’s positive, so I just told him to keep his head up because at the end of the day we know how much he loves the game,” Bouye explained regarding James. 

Bouye continued to shed light on James' exit, “He misses it, but it’s tough. The energy is a little different. You don’t have someone loud around here, but we miss him but we wish the best for him.”

It is clear that the Texans have made a move that shook the locker room and that the waiving of James has caught the attention of the team. 

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