Dec 25, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (90) warms up before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at NRG Stadium.  Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jadeveon Clowney is hoping the Houston Texans will work out a contract extension for him.

The Texans have a club option for the former No. 1 overall pick in 2018, and then Clowney is set for free agency after that. Clowney’s agent Bus Cook said at the Senior Bowl Tuesday that his client would like to get an extension done.

“He and I have been talking about it. He would like to get it done, he really would,” Cook said via FOX 26’s Mark Berman. “It’s real important to him so he can get that behind him and go out and focus just on football. With Brian Gaine being there now, it’s achievable.”

Gaine is a reference to the Texans’ new GM, with the implication being that previous GM Rick Smith might not have been quite as open to the possibility of an extension for Clowney.

Clowney had his finest season as a pro. The 24-year-old played a full slate of games for the first time in his career. He recorded 59 tackles, 9.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a touchdown.

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