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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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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Texans LT Duane Brown (quad, PUP) won't be ready for Week 1, and could revert to the reserve/PUP list.
The PUP list would cost Brown the first six games of the season after he tore his quad last Week 17. The Texans are now without their left tackle and center for Week 1, and quite possibly beyond. C Nick Martin is out for the season. RT Derek Newton is battling a lingering hamstring injury. As NFL.com's Chris Wesseling points out, the Texans' lineup for the opener may feature only two returning starters on offense. That's rare in college, let alone the NFL. Aug 25 - 1:29 PM

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Texans placed LT Duane Brown (quad surgery) on the active/PUP list.

Coach Bill O'Brien said in mid-June he expected Brown to be ready for the start of training camp, but that isn't the case. Brown underwent surgery to repair a torn quadriceps tendon all the way back in January. It's a mild surprise he's not fully recovered six months later, but there have been no reports of a setback. Brown was PFF's No. 18-rated tackle among 76 qualifiers last season.
Jul 25 - 4:04 PM

Coach Bill O’Brien expects LT Duane Brown (quad) to return for training camp.

Brown is five months removed from quad surgery. He’s questionable for the start of camp, but will be ready for Week 1. Brown was PFF’s No. 13 tackle despite playing through multiple injuries last year.
Jun 15 - 8:31 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown successfully appealed a 10-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy by proving his positive test was triggered by tainted Mexican meat.

It's why the NFLPA warned players on Tuesday that excessive meat consumption in Mexico and China could trigger a positive test. The Raiders and Texans are set to play in Mexico City on Nov. 21. Brown's ban was set for 10 games instead of four because he previously failed a test in 2010.
Source: ESPN.com
May 3 - 7:33 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) expects to be ready for Week 1.

Brown underwent surgery to repair a torn quadriceps tendon in January. "I'm not going to push it to the point where I have a setback," Brown said. "I'm listening to my body closely, but I feel good and I think I'll be ready to go when the season starts." Coach Bill O'Brien also said he expects him to be ready for Week 1. Brown will turn 31 in August, but he remains a solid blindside protector.
Apr 16 - 11:16 AM

The Texans expect LT Duane Brown (quad) to be ready for the start of the season.

"I think it's going well," coach Bill O'Brien said. "He feels like it's on the right track." Brown is three months removed from January surgery. He'll miss most of OTAs and is questionable for training camp, but should be fully healthy for Week 1.
Mar 26 - 8:42 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown said he is "coming along great" in his rehab from surgery to repair a torn quad.

"Off of crutches, which is a big step for me. It’s healing pretty well," Brown said. "I’m pretty amazed at the recovery I’ve had so far." Brown suffered the injury Week 17 and had surgery the next week. His absence played a big role in the Texans' offensive struggles in the Wild Card loss to the Chiefs. Brown could be limited during the offseason program, but he should be 100 percent by training camp.
Feb 11 - 12:00 PM

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

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

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