Report: Duane Brown not expected at minicamp

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Left tackle Duane Brown will not attend the Texans’ mandatory minicamp this week, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Brown, reportedly unhappy with his contract, skipped the voluntary organized team activities. But that didn’t cost him any money.

Brown faces fines up to $80,405 in fines if he misses all three days of the minicamp, which begins Tuesday. NFL teams can fine players on an escalating scale: $13,400 for the first day, $26,800 for missing a second and $40,205 for a third missed day.

The three-time Pro Bowler has two years remaining on his deal, due a nonguaranteed $9.65 million base salary in 2017 and $9.75 million in 2018. The Texans’ policy is not to renegotiate contracts with two years remaining.

4 responses to “Report: Duane Brown not expected at minicamp

  1. The guy needs to get his head on straight. He is being paid almost twice the average for a left tackle. Only ten left tackles will make more than him (2017 all cash). And only two have a higher base salary than he does. Two! Trent Williams ($11.25 mill) and Jason Peters ($10.45 mill).

    But he thinks he’s underpaid? Good grief.

  2. >>, due a nonguaranteed $9.65 million base salary in 2017 and $9.75 million in 2018.

    Those heartless cads! The guy is close to starving.
    How can he support himself on less than 10 million/year?

    I have sympathy if a rookie running back has to play 4 years at 500K/year and then has just 2 years at 5 mil.
    But 5 years at almost 10mil/year is quite a different story.

  3. Brown’s the only quality veteran OL man on the entire team. There’s some young guys with potential and some older guys who might still prove themselves, but right now if they don’t have Brown they’re in deep – well – brown.
    And he knows it.

  4. Nonguaranteed contracts are a lame and cheap style of business. In other words, very NFL-y. They should guarantee his two years and see what happens.

    The amount of money these owners make versus spend is shameful.

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