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Jadeveon Clowney ruled out vs. Titans

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The rookie's surgically repaired knee is causing him "a lot of pain."

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jadeveon Clowney's surgically repaired knee has been flaring up on him, and it will reportedly cost him a game against the Tennessee Titans. The Houston Texans linebacker has been ruled out this Sunday, according to Around the NFL.

The first pick of this year's draft told ESPN earlier this week that the knee, which he originally injured during the season opener, suffered a setback in last week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

"A lot of pain right now, just been bothering me off and on the whole season," said Clowney, who did not practice at all this week. "Something I've got to push through, but when the swelling comes up, it's a little setback."

Clowney missed six games after undergoing surgery to repair his meniscus in September but returned against the Titans in Week 8. He then missed another game due to a combination of the knee and an illness. He played in the last two games, getting his heaviest workload of the season -- 49 snaps -- against the Bengals last week. Clowney said the knee was bothering him during warmups prior to that game.