No talks between Texans and Duane Brown

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Before the Texans can resolve their differences with left tackle Duane Brown, the two sides need to communicate. They aren’t. And they haven’t been.

No talks have occurred since Brown launched his training camp boycott, per a source with knowledge of the situation. It’s not all that surprising, given that G.M. Rick Smith made it clear when Brown failed to report for training camp that there’s nothing to discuss.

It seemed like bluster at the time, but it apparently wasn’t. So now before either side can blink on working this out, someone will need to first blink on talking about working it out.

Brown is under contract for the next two seasons, at salaries of $9.4 million this year and $9.75 million in 2018. He’ll need to report by Week Eight to definitely get credit for 2017.

27 responses to “No talks between Texans and Duane Brown

  1. Just like the player for the Rams. Has two years left on his contract and wants more money now. Go get a part time job making sandwiches pal, you’ve got a contract, you have to live with it. $10 an hour is better than nothing.

  2. Let him sit and draft a better tackle next year. He’s 1 ped test from a 10 game suspension. He hasn’t played a full season since 2014.He’s the 16th highest paid left tackle and frankly he plays like a middle of the pack guy. No longer great, but not bad. He’s paid what he’s worth right now

  3. wow the guy is 32 and making nearly 10 mil per year and that isn’t enough? Sorry, but I can’t sympathize with the player on this one. He is lucky they aren’t asking him to take a pay cut at this stage of his career.

  4. I trade him for a 2nd rounder right now. Dude is already getting overpaid and is probably a year past his prime. Why give in and pay him more money just for him to come in out of shape?

  5. I feel bad for O’Brien stuck with this putz of a GM providing personnel

    Not that I think the player is right to hold out at what they are paying him, he’s certainly not. Wouldn’t do any harm to at least be in communication with his agent at the very least though

  6. I find it hard to feel sorry for anybody making 9 million a year and is holding out for more
    Hope he enjoys missing a lot of game checks

  7. rabbi187 says:
    September 11, 2017 at 6:57 pm
    I trade him for a 2nd rounder right now. Dude is already getting overpaid and is probably a year past his prime. Why give in and pay him more money just for him to come in out of shape?

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    rick smith is too dumb to understand why that would be logical

  8. this is the same gm that paid both arian foster and andre johnson
    the biggest contracts at those positions at the same time.

    the gm is the problem in houston

    he likely could have been dealt for a high 2nd rder this offseason

  9. Texans should trade him. They’re not going anywhere and the guy is 32. Get something for him to build for the future and move on. Shame this franchise wasted the prime one of the GOAT defenders.

  10. linvillegorge says:
    September 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm
    Texans should trade him. They’re not going anywhere and the guy is 32. Get something for him to build for the future and move on. Shame this franchise wasted the prime one of the GOAT defenders.

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    too late

    rick smith is unaware what the term “leverage” means

  11. The Texans might end in the bottom 5 which will give the Browns a top 5 pick (and 33-38 2nd round). This team has talent but it has no heart, and that is coming from the HC down. It’s unbelievable how unprepared they were against the Jaguars and the lack of effort they put during the game. It’s all downhill from now

  12. Not a chance the Texans should pay this guy a penny more then the contract HE signed. You have 2 years left on your contract. Honor them!!! I would love for once that a team simply says NO and make him either sit out or come to work. Most of anyone reading this would be fired if we just didn’t report to work. If he does report make him earn that spot. He will be so out of shape he will be injured after 1 game.

  13. First off, the Texans don’t negotiate. There have been only three players in franchise history that got new deals with years remaining. Andre Johnson, JJ Watt, and Deondre Hopkins. All of which are likely hall of fame worthy.

    Duane Brown is an oft-injured, broken down, 32 year old LT that hasn’t managed to remain healthy for the past three years. It would be a ridiculously stupid thing for the Texans to do to give him a guaranteed deal.

    For what it’s worth, if you watch the Texans or know anything about them, even a hall of fame OT wouldn’t help this line at this point. The Texans 2017 offensive line rivals the Texans 2002 offensive line. It’s horrendous all the way down the line. Having Duane Brown at LT won’t make a difference and it’ll handicap the Texans in the coming years.

  14. To my eyes, the Texans played an overall flat performance yesterday. Maybe it was due to Harvey hangover, but probably more of a product of poor coaching, not poor personnel.

  15. So when that defensive tackle for the Jags had 3.5 sacks at halftime he was beating the left tackle? I think their problems run a little deeper than one position on the offensive line. He will report by week 8 at the latest so he gets credit for this year of his contract, but he is throwing away 5 million in game checks, about 2.5 million in take home money. Apparently he can afford to do that. Good for him.

  16. Texans and Seahawks and all their defense stars looked helpless yesterday, ignoring OL early in the draft are paying out, look at the Raiders with their terrribe defense, early favorite to win the Superbowl this year as the Cowboys with their elite OL

  17. NFL shelf life is only so long and once you’re done being used up, you’re discarded like trash. Get Your Money Duane. Guy put in the hours to make a few pro bowls and Houston’s offensive line looks putrid, there is absolutely no reason for him not to get raise. People want you to play out your contract because you signed the agreement, but like at any job that isn’t McDonald’s, if you perform at a high level, you have the leverage to ask for a raise.

  18. It’s all about me! Right Duane _ I ain’t gonna work till you pay me more, really, try that in real life, you would be fired!
    Our problem is our GM, a coach who thinks he knows how to call plays, and didn’t want an offensive coordinator.
    I will be a fan even if they never win another game, but, it would be nice to have a chance to win.

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