Texans get Jeremy Lane, two draft picks for Duane Brown

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The Texans and Seahawks traded disgruntled players as Houston gets veteran cornerback Jeremy Lane, a fifth-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019 in return for offensive tackle Duane Brown, via multiple reports.

Lane played only six of 71 snaps in Seattle’s victory over Houston on Sunday. He tweeted his displeasure at losing his starting job last Tuesday in his return from a groin injury that kept him out since Week 4 when he was hurt on the first series against the Colts.

Rookie Shaquill Griffin replaced Lane at right cornerback opposite Richard Sherman, with Justin Coleman playing the nickel.

Lane played all 16 games last season as the team’s nickel, starting nine. He started the first four games this season, though he was ejected in the first series of the season opener.

The Texans can use all the defensive help they can get. They ranked first in total defense last season but have fallen to 18th this season. Houston has lost J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to injuries and Brian Cushing to a suspension.

40 responses to “Texans get Jeremy Lane, two draft picks for Duane Brown

  1. Both needed new teams after the stuff they were saying last week. Lane with his whining about losing his job to a rookie, and Brown with talking about the owners comments. Wonder if Lane got Browns seat on the plane back to Houston.

  2. Not sure how a number four corner helps your team this year. The draft picks will help the Texans in the future but for this year they got worse and Seattle got better.

  3. Texans robbed them and cut out the cancer at the same time. Brown the stooge will complete the trio with bennet and sherman

  4. Welcome to Houston Mr. Lane. You’ll see plenty of PT here as KJ can’t stay on the field, Kareem can’t cover anybody and should be moved to safety, and JJo is slowing down some. Welcome aboard.

  5. with the trade comes a name change too. The Seattle Snowflakes will be a force to reckon with. But like Brown, Bennett and Sherman have shown, they melt down incredibly fast so any deep run will not be possible.

  6. Love how John Schneider isn’t afraid to swing big now amd then. Percy Harvin, Jimmy Graham, Marshawn Lynch, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett…it doesn’t much get talked about because of how well the Seahawks add stars with late draft picks, but they have added a lot of talent through free agency and trades as well.

  7. Wow – quite the collection of malcontents they’re gathering up there in Seattle. I can’t wait to hear what kind of nonsense Brown spews now that he’s out of Houston. Kudos to Houston for getting rid of an organizational cancer that they’ve proven so far this year they don’t need.

  8. eagleswin says:
    October 30, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Not sure how a number four corner helps your team this year. The draft picks will help the Texans in the future but for this year they got worse and Seattle got better.
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    He’s better than the cornerback play the Texans have had this season, and the Seahawks got a declining LT who’s a cancer in the locker room.

    Sounds to me like they about even out, with the Seahawks now having to do a new contract for Brown while the Texans can use the picks.

  9. Seems like a rare win/win trade. I wonder how this is going to complicate matters for Seattle from a salary cap perspective.

    And it never ceases to amaze me at how many times we’ve seen a team with a true franchise quarterback paired with a G.M. who has little interest in protecting the most important player on the team. This is a good move by Schneider, but how do you put a dumpster fire offensive line on the field for the past three years in front of Wilson?

    Look at green bay, letting TJ Lang and Josh Sitton walk, and now their season is over.

    With the steady stream of rule changes over the last two decades that have so favored offenses and passing, a team with a true franchise quarterback and a GOOD offensive line can literally go 10-6 even if the rest of the roster is crap. It’s inexplicable to me that g.m.’s with a true franchise qb don’t heavily prioritize their drafting and FA strategies to ensure that the offensive line is both skilled and deep.

  10. I love hearing the comments about “malcontents” in Seattle. Nobody in Seattle thinks that of Bennett or Sherman. We love and embrace them because we understand you can’t treat millennials like they are prisoners and you are the warden. Life moves on. Accept it. You are letting your “I walked five miles in the snow uphill” revisionist history show.

  11. Definitely a win win trade… for both teams and players. Seattle is trying to gear up for this year and Houston is gearing up for the next 3-4.

  12. this was a total win-win. The Texans get rid of a very talented but unhappy player, but get an immediate starter in their thin secondary plus the two picks, and after his comments this past weekend, you know Bob McNair is happy. The Seahawks get rid of a solid but unhappy former starter, and get a very talented immediate anchor for the left side of their line at a bargain price over the next two years even with restructuring (any AllPro tackle making less than $10M a year is a steal!), you know Russell Wilson is ecstatic.

  13. bigmark67 says:
    October 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm
    Should have traded Brown to Cleveland for a #2 pencil.

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    That would be more more Belichickian than McNairish.

  14. hearsky says:
    October 30, 2017 at 9:35 pm
    I love hearing the comments about “malcontents” in Seattle. Nobody in Seattle thinks that of Bennett or Sherman. We love and embrace them because we understand you can’t treat millennials like they are prisoners and you are the warden. Life moves on. Accept it. You are letting your “I walked five miles in the snow uphill” revisionist history show.

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    Wha???

    In case you werent aware these guys are being paid millions of dollars to play a game and are completly free to walk away from that deal any time they wish.

  15. Wha???

    In case you werent aware these guys are being paid millions of dollars to play a game and are completly free to walk away from that deal any time they wish.

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    Yeah, that is exactly my point. It’s happening in every business. You have to learn how to keep your employees happy, within reason. They can make your life more miserable than you can make their lives. Seattle has figured it out. People want to play for them and that matters. My way or the highway mentality is an archaic management structure. You don’t want to lose talent because you want to flex your old and saggy muscles. Sure, it makes you feel like you have bigger balls, but it is bad business practice.

  16. hearsky says:
    October 30, 2017 at 11:05 pm
    Wha???

    In case you werent aware these guys are being paid millions of dollars to play a game and are completly free to walk away from that deal any time they wish.

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    Yeah, that is exactly my point. It’s happening in every business. You have to learn how to keep your employees happy, within reason. They can make your life more miserable than you can make their lives. Seattle has figured it out. People want to play for them and that matters. My way or the highway mentality is an archaic management structure. You don’t want to lose talent because you want to flex your old and saggy muscles. Sure, it makes you feel like you have bigger balls, but it is bad business practice.

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    I’d love to see the dumpster fire of a business you would run with that attitude. There’s a ton of middle ground between being a my or the highway guy and a complete pushover, which is what you describe. If you think it’s a good idea to give in to the whims of petulant subordinates, your business is going down hill quick.

  17. Essentially, the Seahawks traded a whiny baby and a 5th and 2nd round pick for a 32 year old, over the hill, malcontent. The Seahawks aren’t giving anything up in Lane, but the future picks will hurt. Brown should help now and he’ll fit right in with the mushy brained SJW’s up in Seattle. Some are calling this a win/win. I’m leaning toward lose/lose.

  18. I’d love to see the dumpster fire of a business you would run with that attitude. There’s a ton of middle ground between being a my or the highway guy and a complete pushover, which is what you describe. If you think it’s a good idea to give in to the whims of petulant subordinates, your business is going down hill quick.

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    I don’t think you know what “within reason” means. And I run a highly successful business, thank you. Letting an employee kneel for 30 seconds to keep him/her happy has a bigger impact on my bottom line than an 24/7 unhappy employee that quits and I have to start over every few months. But you keep doing power and control.

  19. Congrats Houston , you get a quality starter at corner and some useful draft picks . Welcome to Seattle Mr. Brown ; thank God you’re here , our O-line couldn’t block my dead grandma on a blitz ! If anyone noticed Ohiambo being used as a turnstile Sunday , I’d say this is a win-win for both teams .

    BTW Texans , great game , and that quarterback – phew !

  20. hearsky says:
    October 31, 2017 at 12:10 am

    I don’t think you know what “within reason” means. And I run a highly successful business, thank you. Letting an employee kneel for 30 seconds to keep him/her happy has a bigger impact on my bottom line than an 24/7 unhappy employee that quits and I have to start over every few months. But you keep doing power and control.

    Quit on his team is exactly what Brown did this season. People calling him a malcontent has little to do with his taking a knee this past weekend and more to do with his personal grudge/contract negotiation of the past year.

    Be happy you got a talented left tackle, hopefully there won’t be any kind of adversity because he doesn’t deal so well with that and has no problem trying to take the whole team down with him.

  21. hearsky

    You are making this out to be a ‘Team Bad, Player Principled and Good’ choice. The truth is that Duane Brown was a cancer. He was more concerned with his own personal contract and $ and his ability to make political statements than being there for the team. He gladly took his big signing bonus and a deal that made him very highly paid (when he signed it) and then as soon as others were making a lot more, cried like a baby and wanted more $. The fact that he missed several games with a severe injury last year – he certainly didn’t pay that money back. When you sign a contract, you sign a contract and LIVE by the terms.

    He wants to make controversial political statements – fine – do it and LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES. Some people don’t like what he stood for. Deal with it. Don’t act like everyone should stand by you and hold your hand for getting paid a lot and acting like a baby.

    Oh – and Duane said some idiotic things. McNair apparently didn’t like it when Obama was elected, and Duane was ‘shocked!’. Really? Shocked that someone voted the other way than you? Typical liberal BS. And he was shocked that they didn’t ‘back him as a man of character’ when he protested last year. Really? That ‘man of character’ that held out because $9.5 MM wasn’t enough money for you?

    Good riddance. He’ll be a solid player in Seattle because they will bend over backward for him as he fits their narrative of players. They’ll bend over backward for someone who protests progressive causes, but would love to see someone there with a non-PC cause and what they do. They would rake him over the coals.

    I would love to see how you treat your employees who choose to demonstrate and protest on your company time and your place of business, and drive off customers. Good luck.

  22. dashmooz : “I would love to see how you treat your employees who choose to demonstrate and protest on your company time and your place of business, and drive off customers. Good luck.”

    Happens frequently , it’s called a labor strike . How you deal with it is by negotiating in good faith with your employees , finding compromise and dealing fairly with one another . Before you start complaining about unions ( clearly you’re a Trump supporter ) , allow me to remind you that before labor unions , there were no weekends off , there was still child labor , no benefits , no safety rules and regulations for employees . But I’m sure you’d love to return to those “good ‘ole days” of 100 years ago , eh ?

    Houston has a great football team . Too bad their fans are brain dead . Go Dodgers !

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