BEREA, Ohio (WKBN) — The Cleveland Browns have sent pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney home from practice after he made critical comments about the team in a report on Thursday.

His playing status for Sunday’s season finale in Pittsburgh is currently unclear.

Head Coach Kevin Stefanski spoke with Clowney at the team facility before sending him home.

“I am going to keep all of those discussions internal,” Stefanski said. “What I would tell you is nothing comes above the team.”

Mary Kay Cabot of is reporting that veteran pass rusher Clowney is not expecting to return to Cleveland next season.

Clowney told Cabot that he is “95% sure he won’t be back next year.”

The former No. 1 overall draft pick of the Houston Texans was critical of Cleveland coaches, noting that they have not put him in the best position for success.

“You try to educate the players throughout the season on things that you want to share, things that you don’t want to share and all of those type of things, added Stefanski. “Ultimately, guys will make their decisions, but is our job to educate them and just remind them. Again, this is a team game, and nothing is going to come in front of that.”

Clowney has just two sacks this season for the Browns, after piling up nine the prior campaign. He has missed four of the team’s 16 games this season.

In the report, Clowney also accused the Browns of giving Pro Bowl defensive end Myles Garrett preferential treatment and says they are focused only on getting him to the Hall of Fame.

“I think we have some playmakers who are prideful in their abilities and want to make plays and big personalities,” Garrett said on Friday. “I think when you have that, you have to be able to try to keep it within the group, try to keep it within this culture and not let it leak out. I think there will be instances of that, but I feel like the years go by and we start to keep on shaping things how we want it, how detailed and disciplined we want it in this locker room, and I think it will only get better.”

Garrett was asked about the possibility of Clowney not playing on Sunday against the Steelers.

“We just want volunteers not hostages,” Garrett said,

Clowney originally signed with Cleveland prior to the 2021 season and returned on a second consecutive one-year deal in 2022.

Clowney told Cabot that there is still a 5% chance that he returns to Cleveland, and he plans to meet with Browns’ General Manager Andrew Berry at season’s end.

The Browns and Steelers will kickoff Sunday at 1 p.m. on WKBN-27.