Texans trade Duane Brown to Seattle

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A big name has changed teams on the eve of the trade deadline: The Texans sent veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown to Seattle, via multiple reports. Houston will get cornerback Jeremy Lane and draft pick compensation, via Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Seahawks apparently liked what they saw Sunday when Brown made his season debut, playing 68 of 71 snaps for the Texans in their loss at Seattle. Brown’s name had been linked to trade rumors with the offensive line-needy Seahawks, and the rumors proved true.

The Texans might have moved Brown anyway, given his lengthy contract holdout. He only returned to the team last Monday after requesting a trade weeks ago.

But his comments over the weekend might have sealed his departure. Brown was the most outspoken Texans player in criticism of owner Bob McNair after McNair’s “[w]e can’t have the inmates running the prison” comment.

38 responses to “Texans trade Duane Brown to Seattle

  1. Welcome to Seattle Duane! We 12’s can breathe a bit easier now the Wilson has you blocking for him.

    …BTW, can you run, Uh, there seems to be a problem with RB’s gaining double digit yards in receint games.

  2. Good riddance. Holds out for 6 weeks, then wants to spout off about the owner. A great player over the years, but won’t miss him and his selfish attitude.

  3. I figured he would be a cancer in the locker room when he came back. Judging from this last week, it looks like I was correct. Good riddance as the Texans seemed to do well without him

  4. Houston just got better also, Lane is an above avg. corner and Houston already had a great offense. This is a great move for both as both teams improved immediately.

  5. One less lockerrom lawyer for the Texans…..during his holdout, I thought he might try a ride along with Houston PD since he was so critical, but…..

  6. The rest of their line is still subpar, you gave up picks and you have his cap number next year and Seattle is only two mil under the cap currently. Next year they either lose players or restructure and push money out to try to win now. Rarely works and usually leaves a mess down the road. Defense is still very good but getting older too.

  7. He’ll hold out next year for more money. They already have precious little room even with only having to pay half his salary this year. They had to trade Lane to have enough room. So what will they do next year when his cap number goes up over $4M. Again, he’s not even going to be happy with that. He’ll want more money. It’ll be interesting to see how Seattle handles that since they have very little available cap space.

  8. Looks like he came back just in time for a one-game tryout to show he can still play. Guess that’s how these things work. We sure need the help at that spot . . .

    Lane is a good player; became expendable w the solid play of Griffin and Coleman.

  9. The Seahawks are clearly the class of the NFC now.

    The Eagles, Saints and Vikings (with their AWFUL fanbase) will fade before the end of the season, the Packers (with their AWFUL fanbase) and Cardinals are toast, and the Falcons and Panthers are showing their true colors.

    The Cowboys will be a threat, and don’t discount the Rams either. They look sneakily good! But this now sets up to be the Hawks year.

  10. Good move for each team. Cap space won’t be issue, as next year the Seahawks and Brown will negotiate a contract extension. Lane has lost his starting slot, but will start for the Texans. A big thanks to Lane and hearty welcome to Brown. Hopefully you are both happy and successful with your new teams.

  11. Lane was gone soon as the rookies played as well as Lane but for a rookie salary for several years. Let’s face it, that OL couldn’t get worse. At minimum the OL now has veteran leadership.

  12. Houston has more cap space than any team in the league. They never spent the money they free’d up for Romo.

  13. cosportsfan1305 says:
    October 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    The Seahawks are clearly the class of the NFC now.

    The Eagles, Saints and Vikings (with their AWFUL fanbase) will fade before the end of the season, the Packers (with their AWFUL fanbase) and Cardinals are toast, and the Falcons and Panthers are showing their true colors.

    The Cowboys will be a threat, and don’t discount the Rams either. They look sneakily good! But this now sets up to be the Hawks year.

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    So you added a LT who’s clearly lost a step and who’s not as good as he used to be and who wants a new contract despite not deserving one, and a guy who divided a locker room and called out the owner who not only paid him his last contract but also allowed him to come back to the team, and this makes you the class of the NFC now?

    Talk about myopia…

  14. I have no dog in this race as I am a 49er fan but Duane Brown did not divide any lockerroom. Bob Mcnair did the dividing with the comments he made (regardless if it was taken out of context or if you think the players overreacted). Duane Brown now gets to play for a team poised to make a Superbowl run in a year where there are ZERO dominant teams.

  15. Nice move by the Texans, ship off an overpaid malcontent on the downhill side of his career. To address a need, Yes Lane was a back up in Seattle, but in Houston he will help a very weak core of dos.

  16. dmca12 says:

    The rest of their line is still subpar, you gave up picks and you have his cap number next year and Seattle is only two mil under the cap currently. Next year they either lose players or restructure and push money out to try to win now. Rarely works and usually leaves a mess down the road. Defense is still very good but getting older too
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    Britt is a top 5 center, Ethan Posic has only given up 2 pressures in 2 games, and Germane Ifedi hasn’t allowed a QB hit or a sack in 5 games. And they have $35 million in cap space for 2018.

    Other than that you nailed it.

  17. tb12kingofthe7kingdoms says:
    October 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm
    Seahawk fans are the worst. That is all

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    That’s rich coming from a Pats fan.

    You both are insufferable.

  18. I like the pickup .. I guess.. I was actually pretty impressed with Rees’s play yesterday on pass blocking against Clowney.. that guy is pretty good.. I wont say anything about the run blocking.. Hmm I really like the youth that we many have when Joeckel comes back.. a 32 yr old tackle and a 35 yr old guard. Not to sure if I like getting all these Texans Offensive Linemen.. first it was Aboushi now Brown… Hopefully these guys weren’t playing when David Carr was the quarterback.

  19. He’s walking into a locker room, Coaching group and ownership that has no problem with him being him, so seems like he’ll be a good fit.

    Seahawks may finally be recognizing that they should focus the future a little more on the young offense they have with talented receivers and a really good passing QB. They’re gonna let a couple of the older defenders go next season to pay this guy and probably add more OLine talent too.

  20. So you added a LT who’s clearly lost a step and who’s not as good as he used to be and who wants a new contract despite not deserving one, and a guy who divided a locker room and called out the owner who not only paid him his last contract but also allowed him to come back to the team, and this makes you the class of the NFC now?

    Talk about myopia
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    That LT is joining a locker room that probably agrees with his comments on the owner. Get’s an owner who is smarter and let’s his coaching staff handle personnel. He’s joining a contender for the SB that is currently tied for 1st in the division and not only won the division last year but has won the division 8 of the last 15 years. myopia? What have the Texans done in the last 8 years?

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