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Duane Brown | Tackle

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 303
College: Virginia Tech
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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. Oct 3 - 9:49 PM

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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.
Oct 1 - 9:45 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.
Sep 28 - 11:56 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.
Sep 21 - 8:06 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.
Sep 20 - 11:51 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.
Sep 20 - 8:40 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.
Sep 17 - 5:05 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.
Sep 17 - 11:00 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.
Aug 29 - 12:32 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.
Aug 28 - 11:53 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

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.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 01:57:00 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

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QB1Brian Hoyer
2Ryan Mallett
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Chris Polk
4Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Nate Washington
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Jaelen Strong
3Keith Mumphery
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
LT1Duane Brown
2Kendall Lamm
3Oday Aboushi
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Ben Jones
2Greg Mancz
RG1Brandon Brooks
RT1Derek Newton
2Chris Clark
K1Nick Novak