New England Patriots DE Adrian Clayborn nursing quad injury

By The Sports Xchange  |  May 20, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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New England Patriots defensive end Adrian Clayborn sustained a minor quadriceps injury during offseason workouts, according to a published report.

ESPN's Mike Reiss reported that Clayborn's activity could be limited due to his "tweaked" quadriceps heading into organized team activities, which begin on Monday.

Clayborn, who was signed to a two-year contract with a max value of $12.5 million, has been no stranger to injury during his career. He sustained an ACL tear in 2012, a torn biceps two years later and another knee injury as well as a biceps ailment in 2016.

The 29-year-old Clayborn recorded a career-high 9.5 sacks last season with the Atlanta Falcons, with a franchise-best six coming in one game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Clayborn has collected 167 tackles and 30.0 sacks in 81 career games with the Buccaneers and Falcons since being selected by Tampa Bay with the 20th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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