Bob McNair on Duane Brown: He ought to be here

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Texans left tackle Duane Brown has not reported to Texans camp in West Virginia because he wants a new contact from the team, but General Manager Rick Smith’s response suggested the team wasn’t of a mind to do anything about it.

Smith said “our position” is that there’s nothing to discuss about the contract because Brown is signed for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons and that Brown should be at camp as a result. On Tuesday, team owner Bob McNair sounded similarly disinclined to open up talks about a new deal for the player.

“He ought to be here,” McNair said, via the Houston Chronicle. “He needs the work just like everybody, so we look forward to his coming back. I’m sure he’ll be here; it’s just a matter of when.”

While the Texans may not share Brown’s desire to work out a new contract, they will have to figure out a different answer at left tackle if Brown’s not going to be part of their team. That’s not ideal when they are breaking in a new starting quarterback ahead of a year that contains promise based on their defense and the fact that they made the playoffs without getting much from their quarterbacks last year.

That may lead to this coming down to which side blinks first and, fines for missing camp aside, it will be some time before Brown’s holdout will jeopardize his 2017 salary.

9 responses to “Bob McNair on Duane Brown: He ought to be here

  1. So tiring. _______ (insert player name) holds out for a new contract. 5 days before camp, when real paychecks are set to begin, said player reports. In the 2nd practice he pulls a hammy and misses 4-6 weeks. Rest of year he isn’t the same. His teams cuts him the next offseason and his value is diminished.

  2. Bob doesn’t have a clue!! from over paying for the team to drafting Boselli in the expansion draft to firing Kubiak because his new best buddy is the black lil Ricky….. has anyone listened to his radio interviews hilarious!!!!

  3. Dude you have 2 more years on your contract and you are paid well by league standards. Show some respect to your teammates and go to work. A lot of these guys are either incredibly badly advised by their agents or just plain stupid.

  4. ^ he is underpaid, if he did not perform up to standards then he would be cut in a second. I have no problem with Brown or Penn holding out, not very often a player has leverage.

  5. trubroncfan07 says:
    Aug 1, 2017 6:20 PM
    ^ he is underpaid, if he did not perform up to standards then he would be cut in a second. I have no problem with Brown or Penn holding out, not very often a player has leverage.

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    As has been mentioned multiple times on this site, a player holding out is different than a team cutting a player. Ultimately the team is upholding the terms that were AGREED to with the player. Players aren’t dumb, and they know that they are signing deals that are front-loaded with a specific dollar value that is guaranteed.

    I’m a Texans fan, and I don’t agree with Duane on his stance on this. He has two years left on a deal that is paying him very well. He needs to report, get to work and earn his extension.

  6. As has been mentioned multiple times on this site, a player holding out is different than a team cutting a player. Ultimately the team is upholding the terms that were AGREED to with the player. Players aren’t dumb, and they know that they are signing deals that are front-loaded with a specific dollar value that is guaranteed.

    I’m a Texans fan, and I don’t agree with Duane on his stance on this. He has two years left on a deal that is paying him very well. He needs to report, get to work and earn his extension.

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    absolutely

    bizarre and greedy move

    do you want to win a sb or not?

  7. The Texans are not going to
    blink. They will play the entire season without him
    first. Brown is listening to the wrong people. All he will do is take money out of his own pocket.

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