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Duane Brown | Tackle | #76

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 305
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (26) / HOU
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Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports there is "no end in sight" for Texans LT Duane Brown's holdout.
Brown will have to show up around Week 8 to make sure his contract does not toll, but it does not look like he is planning to end his holdout before then. The Texans also are not interested in playing ball and have not had any negotiations with the left tackle since the holdout began. At this point, a trade may be the best outcome for both sides. Sep 26 - 11:04 AM

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports Texans LT Duane Brown is willing to hold out half the season.

La Canfora says, barring a new deal, Brown will not report to the team until after the Week 7 bye "at the earliest." This may just be public posturing from his negotiating team with the Texans still unwilling to come to the table, but it makes sense for Brown to take the hold out all the way at this point. Brown needs to spend at least eight games on the active roster to prevent his contract from tolling.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 17 - 9:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports holdout LT Duane Brown has yet to report to the Texans and is expected to sit Week 1 against the Jaguars.

Well into preparation for Jacksonville, the Texans likely wouldn't even be able to thrust Brown into the lineup if he were to suddenly report. Brown sat out the entire summer, and there doesn't appear to be an end to his holdout in sight. Houston is expected to turn to Kendall Lamm at left tackle Sunday. Obviously, it's a significant downgrade for the entire offense, especially Lamar Miller.
Sep 6 - 11:10 AM

Speaking Monday, holdout Texans LT Duane Brown says he will "definitely" play in 2017.

Brown did not specify when he might return, though he did say he's "always in shape." Barring a dramatic change in the next 24 hours, Brown is going to miss Sunday's opener against the Jaguars. Brown can't miss more than 10 games if he wants to avoid his contract tolling to 2018.
Sep 4 - 1:05 PM

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein expects Texans LT Duane Brown's holdout to extend into the season "if (a) deal isn't reached now."

In addition to working for NFL.com, Zierlein is a Houston radio personality with connections around the league and especially to the Texans. Zierlein's dad works in the league as a longtime offensive line coach. Brown is undoubtedly especially peeved after the Texans handed out three contract extensions on Thursday, including DeAndre Hopkins' megadeal. Tom Savage appears likely to enter the season without his blindside protector.
Sep 1 - 1:12 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Texans GM Rick Smith took a conciliatory tone toward holdout LT Duane Brown.

"He's an important member of our team," Smith said, before adding Brown needs to be at camp. Smith also seemed to intimate the team will not initially fine Brown $40,000 per day, which is allowed under the CBA. The conditions for a compromise seem to exist, and figure to be centered around guaranteeing some of Brown's 2018 contract.
Jul 25 - 6:39 PM

Texans placed LT Duane Brown on the reserve/did not report list.

It means Brown is subject to $40,000 per day in fines. Brown is due $9.4 million heading into his age-32 season, though none of it is guaranteed. This year probably isn't the concern for Brown, who is signed through 2018. He's almost certainly looking for some guaranteed dough heading into next season.
Jul 25 - 2:23 PM

Due to skipping offseason workouts Texans LT Duane Brown's salary decreased from 9.65M to 9.4M.

Brown is showing the Texans this holdout is serious, willing to forfeit $250K by not showing up. Turning 32 this season, the Texans' best tackle probably wants more security in his contract in terms of guaranteed money.
Jul 25 - 10:05 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown is expected to hold out of training camp.

It is not a surprise after Brown skipped the entire offseason program, but it is still notable considering the serious questions the Texans have at tackle. Brown still has two years remaining on his deal and is owed $9.65 million this season, a number which ranks third among base salaries at the position, so he may not have much of a case. The Texans need Brown, however, and could perhaps satiate him by guaranteeing some of his remaining salary. Brown is subject to a $40,000 fine for each day he holds out.
Jul 24 - 10:53 AM

Texans LT Duane Brown was absent for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

#AsExpected. Brown, who skipped all of OTAs, can be fined $80,400 per day for skipping the three-day minicamp. Brown is due $19.4 million over the final two years of his contract, but none of it is guaranteed.
Jun 13 - 1:42 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown isn't expected to report to this week's mandatory minicamp.

Minicamp starts on Tuesday and runs through Thursday. Brown skipped all of OTAs due to displeasure with his contract. He has two years left on the deal, but none of his remaining $19.4 million is guaranteed. The 31-year-old surely wants the Texans to give him some security after returning from a torn quad last year and grading out as PFF's No. 14 overall tackle. Unlike OTAs, which are voluntary, players can be fined up to $80,400 for skipping minicamp.
Jun 12 - 6:06 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports Texans LT Duane Brown is skipping OTAs "due to displeasure with his contractual situation."

Brown, who is going on 32, has two seasons left on the seven-year, $56.2 million deal he signed in 2012. He's due $9.65 million in 2017 and $9.75 million in 2018, though none of that is guaranteed. Coming back from a torn quad, Brown missed the first four games of 2016, but was excellent upon his return.
May 23 - 2:28 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) is expected to start against the Vikings.

He practiced all week and should be all systems go. Brown's presence is very much needed on Brock Osweiler's blind side against the new era Purple People Eaters. The Vikings have been ferocious in the front seven through four weeks.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 02:56:00 PM

The Texans are hopeful LT Duane Brown (quad) can return in Week 5.

"I think he's making progress toward being able to play, not sure if against Minnesota, but trending that way," were coach Bill O'Brien's Monday words. The Texans will see how Brown fares in practice this week before making a decision. They could definitely use Brown against the Vikings' ferocious front seven.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Brown did practice some this week and is targeting a Week 5 return.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 03:49:00 PM