No. 1 overall pick Clowney returns to practice, hopes to play for Texans at Pittsburgh

No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney has returned to practice and hopes to play on Monday night when Houston meets the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Clowney practiced Friday in a limited capacity for the first time since having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Coach Bill O'Brien says they'll decide before the game on Monday if he can play.

The outside linebacker was injured in the season-opener on Sept. 7 and had surgery the next day. It was the third injury for the former South Carolina standout since he was drafted in May. He had sports hernia surgery in the offseason and suffered a concussion during training camp.

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