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Duane Brown | Tackle | #76

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (26) / HOU
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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

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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

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Brown has been cleared to practice, but isn't expected to return until Week 5. Replacement LT Chris Clark should make another start against the Titans.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) returned to practice Monday.

Brown is not expected to play this week, but the practice puts him on track for Week 5. The Texans offensive line has struggled to create anything in the running game through three weeks.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) will miss Week 4, but he has a "shot" to play in Week 5 against the Titans.

Brown has yet to play this season after undergoing offseason surgery to repair a torn quadriceps tendon. Replacement LT Chris Clark has excelled as a pass protector, but he's been a major run-blocking liability. The entire Houston offensive line has struggled in run blocking during Brown's absence.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) will remain sidelined for Week 2.

Brown should be back some time in the Texans' first six games, but September isn't looking terribly likely. Perhaps he'll be back for Week 4 on October 2. Chris Clark is starting in Brown's absence.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) isn't practicing this week.

Brown was never expected to be ready for the opener. He avoided reserve/PUP, but could miss multiple games.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Texans LT Duane Brown (quad) is unsure of when he'll make his 2016 debut.

Brown should return sometime during the first six games — he would have been placed on the PUP list otherwise — but won't be ready for the opener, and doesn't seem terribly likely for Week 2. Chris Clark is holding down the fort in his absence.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Texans activated LT Duane Brown (quad) from the active/PUP list.

Brown remains unlikely to be ready for Week 1 versus Chicago, but this is good news for a line that is also getting back RT Derek Newton after a lengthy absence. They are still down second-round C Nick Martin, though fill-in Greg Mancz spent almost all camp running with the ones. The fact that Brown avoided reserve/PUP indicates the Texans believe he will be back early in the season.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:20:00 PM'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'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.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 01:29:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 04:04:00 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.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 08:31:00 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.
Tue, May 3, 2016 07:33:00 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.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 11:16:00 AM

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