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Duane Brown | Tackle | #76

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 303
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (26) / HOU
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Texans LT Duane Brown has been diagnosed with a torn right quad, and will undergo surgery on Wednesday.
It's a huge loss for the Texans, who must now go with career backup Chris Clark on Brian Hoyer's blindside. The timing couldn't be worse, as Wild Card opponent Kansas City is expected to get Justin Houston back for the postseason. The Texans' left tackle since 2008, Brown was having a strong campaign. Going on 31, he's signed through 2018. He should be ready for Week 1 next season. Jan 4 - 12:09 AM

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Texans LT Duane Brown was forced from the Texans' Week 17 game against the Jaguars with a right knee injury, and will not return.

Brown was involved in a vicious collision, and immediately crumpled with what looked to be a severe injury. The entire Texans team greeted him on the field before he was carted off. He appeared to be fighting back tears on his way to the locker room. The eight-year veteran appears done for the year. It's a huge blow for a team on track for the Wild Card round.
Jan 3 - 1:49 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (concussion) has resumed practicing.

As has LB Benardrick McKinney (concussion). Both players should be good to go against the Bengals.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 02:07:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown suffered a concussion in Week 8 against the Titans.

He's listed as questionable to return, but is done for the game. Brown should be ready to return following Houston's Week 9 bye.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (questionable, thumb) is a game-time decision for Week 4.

Brown returned to limited practice this week and is expected to play. The Texans have minor injuries to their offensive line with RG Brandon Brooks (ankle) and RT Derek Newton (ankle) probable, but should be close to full strength Sunday.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:49:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (thumb) is expected to play this week.

Brown missed the last two games with an injured thumb, but he got in a limited practice on Wednesday and is expected to return this week. RG Brandon Brooks, who injured his ankle against Tampa Bay, is also expected to play.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 09:45:00 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown (thumb) said he will practice this week.

He is optimistic he will be able to play. Brown played with a cast on his injured thumb Week 1, but he has been sidelined ever since. Chris Clark has been playing left tackle in his place.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 11:56:00 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown (thumb) said he is unsure if he will be able to play Week 3.

"Not sure yet. We’re taking it a day at a time, seeing how it progresses," Brown said. "Hopefully. I’d like to get out there, but we’ll see." Brown played with a cast on the thumb Week 1, but the injury prevented him from suiting up in the Week 2 loss to the Panthers. With RT Jeff Adams likely done for the year with a serious knee injury, the Texans may have to rush Brown back this week.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 08:06:00 AM

Texans declared LT Duane Brown, RB Arian Foster, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo, ILB Mike Mohamed, S Lonnie Ballentine, WR Jaelen Strong, and OG Oday Aboushi inactive for Week 2 against the Panthers.

Brown has a wrist injury. Chris Clark will start at left tackle, RT Derek Newton will move to left guard, and LG Jeff Adams moves to right tackle. Foster remains week-to-week after groin surgery. Strong is a healthy scratch.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:51:00 AM

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports Texans LT Duane Brown (thumb) could be sidelined until Week 5 against the Colts.

Brown is dealing with a very painful thumb injury that he tried to play through in Week 1, but ended up doing even more damage. The Texans listed him as questionable for Week 2, but nobody expects him to play. Brown may now sit through Week 4 and return for Thursday Night Football on October 8.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 08:40:00 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown (thumb) is unlikely to play Week 2 against the Panthers.

Brown is still nursing a thumb injury he suffered during the preseason. Head coach Bill O'Brien is calling him day to day, though he hasn't practiced all week. Former Bronco Chris Clark will likely start in Brown's place. It's a major concern for a team already making a quarterback change.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said LT Duane Brown (thumb) will be a game-time decision for Week 2.

Brown wore a cast to play through the injury Week 1, but he was not able to practice on Wednesday. It is possible he suffered a setback. O'Brien said the Texans would "mix and match" on the offensive line if Brown cannot play.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown does not need surgery on his injured finger.

It is still unclear how or when Brown suffered the injury, but he has a cast on his right hand. Brown should be held out for the rest of the preseason, but he is expected to be ready Week 1.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 12:32:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown "will miss some time" with a hand injury.

Brown's hand/wrist are in a cast. He's expected to miss the rest of the preseason. Coach Bill O'Brien said Brown should be back for Week 1, but left the door open for the injury to linger into the regular season. Brown's expected to avoid surgery. Brown was a top-nine left tackle at Pro Football Focus last year.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 11:53:00 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown has bulked up to 320 pounds.

Brown played near 300 pounds last season and said his goal was to put weight on in the offseason so that his run blocking improves. He's an elite pass protector, but wants to get back to being an all-around great left tackle. Brown will be protecting either Ryan Fitzpatrick or a rookie's blind side.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Tom Savage
3B.J. Daniels
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
4Akeem Hunt
5Kenny Hilliard
GLB1Alfred Blue
2Jonathan Grimes
3RB1Jonathan Grimes
2Alfred Blue
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Jaelen Strong
3Josh Lenz
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Keith Mumphery
WR31Jaelen Strong
TE1C.J. Fiedorowicz
2Ryan Griffin
3Garrett Graham
4Anthony Denham
5Eric Tomlinson
LT1Duane Brown
2Andrew McDonald
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
2Chad Slade
C1Greg Mancz
2Dalton Freeman
RG1Oday Aboushi
2Karim Barton
RT1Derek Newton
2Jeff Adams
3Kendall Lamm