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Brandon Brooks | Guard | #79

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 335
College: Miami (OH)
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (76) / HOU
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Eagles agreed to terms with RG Brandon Brooks, formerly of the Texans, on a five-year, $40 million contract.
Brooks played right guard for the Texans last season, but he also has experience at left guard and right tackle. Look for him to play inside in Philadelphia, replacing Matt Tobin at right guard. Brooks was coveted by the Texans, but Houston had its attention elsewhere with Lamar Miller and Brock Osweiler. Brooks received strong marks for his pass protection from PFF last season. At nearly 340 pounds, 26-year-old Brooks also offers mauler potential in the run game. Mar 9 - 3:33 PM

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The Texans are "actively trying to retain" free agent RG Brandon Brooks.

Re-signing Brooks is Houston’s top priority. He’s coming off a down year, but is expected to push for top-10 guard money ($6M-plus annually). 26-year-old Brooks will be in high demand if he reaches the market.
Mar 5 - 8:20 PM

The Texans are "prioritizing" re-signing free agent RG Brandon Brooks.

"I met with Houston and they most definitely said he was a priority," said Brooks' agent, Joe Spanos. "In the next couple days we'll trade proposals." Added GM Rick Smith, "Brandon is a key cog in our offensive line and we would love to have him back." Brooks would still be smart to test the market, where a massive young offensive guard with rare movement skills could break the bank.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 29 - 1:30 PM

The Texans want to re-sign free agent RG Brandon Brooks.

Brooks struggled with run blocking last year, but finished as a top-eight guard in PFF’s 2014 ranks. He’ll be in high demand if he makes it to the open market. Brooks is expected to command $6 million annually.
Feb 26 - 6:20 PM

Free agent RG Brandon Brooks is expected to be in "heavy demand" on the open market.

A massive man at 6-foot-5, 346, Brooks has manned right guard for the Texans for the last three years. Pro Football Focus graded Brooks as a top-eight NFL guard in 2014, before his run blocking fell off a bit last year. Either way, Brooks' market will be hot as a talented 26-year-old with rare movement skills for a player his size. He'll likely command at least $6 million per year.
Feb 14 - 11:29 PM

Texans RG Brandon Brooks (illness) is expected to play Sunday night against the Patriots.

Brooks missed last week with "extreme nausea and sweating" which forced him into a Buffalo-area hospital. He was not released from the hospital until Monday, but he was back on the practice field Wednesday and is on track to play.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:30:00 AM

Texans RG Brandon Brooks (illness) was released from the hospital Monday.

Brooks suffered from "extreme nausea and sweating" Sunday morning and was taken to a Buffalo-area hospital. He was able to travel home Monday night, but it is still unclear if he will be available for Sunday night against the Patriots. Oday Aboushi started in Brooks' place against the Bills.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:08:00 AM

Texans RG Brandon Brooks (toe) is a game-time decision for Week 8, while RT Derek Newton (toe) is day to day.

The banged-up line is bad news for Alfred Blue, who will be making the first start of the post-Arian Foster era. The Titans are not an imposing matchup, but already a plodder, Blue might not have many running lanes.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:38:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports the Texans want to lock contract-year RG Brandon Brooks up with a long-term extension.

Set to make $1.542 million in the final year of his rookie deal, Brooks has been one of the top guards in the league the last two seasons. If he hits free agency after another solid year, Brooks could be looking at a contract in excess of $7 million annually, though the potential presence of Kelechi Osemele or Marshal Yanda in the market could hurt his value. With over $8 million in cap space, Houston would be smart to lock up Brooks soon.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Texans RG Brandon Brooks left Week 16 against the Ravens with an ankle injury.

Brooks hobbled to the locker room before later returning to the sideline with a noticeable limp. RT Derek Newton has kicked inside to guard with Tyson Clabo entering at right tackle. Brooks is PFF's No. 5 overall right guard.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 02:54:00 PM

Texans RG Brandon Brooks (toe) will return in Week 6 against the Rams.

It's a nice plus for Arian Foster, as Brooks is a 6-foot-5, 343-pound power run blocker. The Texans' offensive line is now back to full strength.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 02:52:00 PM

The Texans are getting back LT Duane Brown (turf toe) in Week 5 against the 49ers, but will be without RG Brandon Brooks (toe).

Toe injuries seem to be almost infectious on Houston's offensive line. Four games in, Brooks ranks 40th among 70 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' guard ratings. PFF has graded Brooks far better in run than pass blocking.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:28:00 PM

Brandon Brooks has won the Texans' starting right guard job.

Brooks supplanted Ben Jones next to right tackle Derek Newton. Jones started ten games last season, splitting time with Antoine Caldwell, while Brooks played just 174 snaps as a third-round rookie. The main concern with Brooks is his weight. He was "pushing 350" last summer, but has slimmed down to 325 this year. Brooks needs to be able to move in the Texans' zone-blocking scheme.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Coach Gary Kubiak says Brandon Brooks has the edge for the Texans' starting right guard job.

"That's his," Kubiak said. "He’s got to line up every day and earn it. I think he’s earned the opportunity to be that guy, so we’ll see if he can hang on." Last year's third-round pick played just 174 snaps on offense, and he's been battling weight issues since entering the league. With Antoine Caldwell out of the picture, Brooks' main competition is Ben Jones.
Thu, May 30, 2013 06:37:00 PM

Texans second-year OG Brandon Brooks has slimmed down to 325 pounds after weighing 355 last April.

The 76th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Brooks' rookie year was a disappointment as he battled weight problems and never cracked the starting lineup for a team that struggled at right guard. The Texans need offensive linemen to be in shape for their zone scheme. Brooks' 2013 role will be decided in camp.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 02:25:00 PM