By Cody Stoots

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – A familiar face will don his uniform for the first time this preseason as Jadeveon Clowney will take the field Monday for practice for the first time since he had microfracture surgery end his season last year.

“We’re going to get him back out here,” said Texans head coach Bill O’Brien about the top pick of last year’s draft. “He’ll be in the walkthroughs. He’ll be you know obviously, we call it dynamic stretch, he’ll be in that period.”

Clowney will also participate in individual periods with the team tomorrow as well. The team is going to keep a close eye on their potential star and will be checking with him on how he feels after his work tomorrow.

“We’ll talk to him every single day,” said O’Brien.

The team will add more each to his workload in an attempt to “ramp him up” and will evaluate him at the end of the week for the next week of practices.

“He’s come a long way. He’s worked really hard to get back to where he is right now.”

With hopes Clowney can contribute as early as week one against the Chiefs the anticipation builds.

“We’re all looking forward to seeing him back out there on the field because we know he can help us. It’ll be a good day Monday just for him to put the gear on and get back out there.”

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