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Duane Brown | Tackle

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 303
College: Virginia Tech
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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. Apr 8 - 2:40 PM

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Texans LT Duane Brown is putting on weight this offseason.

Brown was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2013, but his run blocking slipped and he attributes it to an offseason loss of 12-15 pounds. "I lost a lot of weight last year and I’m off that. I’m staying pretty big these days," said Brown. Still only 28, Brown remains an elite NFL left tackle. He's signed through 2018.
Mar 7 - 1:57 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (toe) expects to play in Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Brown has missed the last two games, both of which the Texans lost. The 2012 first-team All-Pro selection should help stabilize Matt Schaub's shaky confidence.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 09:04:00 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown (toe) remains day to day.

Brown, a first-team All-Pro selection last year, has missed two straight games. Backup Ryan Harris hasn't given up a sack, but has yielded four quarterback hits.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 08:25:00 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown (toe) is inactive for Week 4 versus Seattle.

Ryan Harris will get the start on Matt Schaub's blind side for the second consecutive week against another team with loads of pass rushers. Harris allowed three hurries and a quarterback hit against Terrelle Suggs last week. He'll see plenty of Chris Clemons, who is making his season debut, this week. Also inactive for the Texans are QB Case Keenum, WR Lestar Jean, ILB Tim Dobbins, OL Cody White, DE Sam Montgomery, and DE Tim Jamison.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown (toe) didn't practice Friday and will be a game-time decision Sunday versus Seattle.

It's a major concern for Matt Schaub against Seattle's deep and ferocious pass rush. With Brown out of commission in Week 3 against the Ravens, Schaub absorbed seven QB hits and three sacks, and had his worst box score of the year.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Ravens.

Brown is battling a "pretty bad case" of turf toe and didn't practice at all this week. Ryan Harris will get the start on Matt Schaub's blind side. Terrell Suggs will be lining up opposite Harris all afternoon long.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 12:14:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (toe) will be a game-time decision for Week 3 at Baltimore.

Brown's potential absence is concerning for fast-starting Matt Schaub, whose box-score stats already seem fluky seeing as the Texans have thrown a lot more passes than they want to due to early-season catch-up mode. Brown didn't practice on any of the three days this week. Terrell Suggs plays on his side.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Brown has a "pretty bad case" of turf toe and is currently in a walking boot. The Houston Chronicle doesn't expect him to play Sunday against the Ravens. His loss would be a massive downgrade to the Texans' offensive line. Ryan Harris will replace him at left tackle.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 03:08:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown revealed that he injured his right big toe in Sunday's overtime win over the Titans and may miss Week 3 at Baltimore.

"Injured my right big toe," Brown said. "It's a pretty bad case of turf toe. Just taking it one day at a time, see how it heals by the end of the week." Brown added that it "looks like" he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Ravens. Brown graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 left tackle last season. His loss would be a huge one. If Brown sits out, Ryan Harris will fill in. Terrell Suggs plays the right edge, so Harris would be in for a long day.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 08:14:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (ankle surgery) had the stitches removed from his ankle on Tuesday and has already started running.

"I’m fine," Brown said. "I’m full go, first day [of training camp]." The All-Pro left tackle had a bone spur shaved down in his right ankle on June 5, and coach Gary Kubiak said the worst-case scenario would be that Brown could miss a month. Brown expects to be 100 percent in "the next week or two."
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown underwent surgery Wednesday to shave down a bone spur in his ankle.

According to coach Gary Kubiak, the worst-case scenario is that Brown will be back in a month. That puts him on track to be a full participant when training camp opens in late July. Brown has missed just five games in his five-year career, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2012 while grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 overall tackle.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Texans signed LT Duane Brown to a six-year, $53.4 million contract extension.

The Houston Chronicle reports the deal contains $22.08 million in guarantees. Brown, Pro Football Focus' sixth-rated tackle and second-best left tackle in 2011, was entering the final year of his rookie contract. Brown will earn an average of $8 million annually through 2018, a bargain rate for a franchise left tackle. After the Texans allowed starters Mike Brisiel and Eric Winston to walk in the offseason, locking up Matt Schaub's blind-side protector up became a necessity. Expect Brown to be part of a top-10 offensive line once again this season.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 12:50:00 PM

Contract talks between the Texans and LT Duane Brown and OLB Connor Barwin are "ongoing."

The organization had made it a priority to extend both core players since the offseason began. As the Texans don't negotiate during the season, the hope is that one or both will be locked up within the next few weeks. Brown and Barwin are both entering the final year of their rookie contracts. Brown emerged as one of the top blind-side tackles in the game last season.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 05:47:00 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak singled out LT Duane Brown for having a "great offseason."

"He's got a chance to be a Pro Bowl player," said Kubiak. "I thought he played as good as any tackle in football last year, but they usually make you do it more than once." Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Brown will be a candidate for a long-term extension over the next few months.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 10:53:00 AM