Clowney earned Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors last year, stabilizing the defense after Watt underwent back surgery.
Watt’s return makes the Texans’ defense even more formidable, and Clowney believes they could be a transcendent unit.
“It’s crazy,” Clowney said to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’m looking forward to it. When I was healthy, when I got healthy, he got hurt. When he was healthy, I was hurt. We’ve never really been on the field together at the same time healthy.
“I feel like we can all be out there together, me and him and the rest of guys and just stay healthy, we’re going to be a special defense.”
Clowney’s first two seasons were marred by injuries and some prematurely labeled him a bust, deeming him unworthy of the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Now that both players are healthy, the Texans are well positioned to win the AFC South for the third consecutive year.
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