Duane Brown not practicing, unhappy that Seahawks haven’t extended his contract

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Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown has not practiced yet in training camp, and he appears to be “holding in” while he seeks a new contract.

Brown is seeking a contract extension and not pleased that he hasn’t gotten one, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement that went into place last year all but ended training camp holdouts because a player who holds out gets fined $50,000 a day, and those fines can’t be waived for players like Brown who are not on their rookie contracts. But players can report to camp and refuse to participate in practice until they get paid.

Brown is heading into the final year of the contract he signed with the Seahawks in 2018 and is due a $10 million salary this season. Brown is still a valuable part of the Seahawks’ offense, but he’ll turn 36 this month, and the Seahawks may view 2021 as Brown’s final season. It won’t be surprising if Brown and the Seahawks remain at odds.

36 responses to “Duane Brown not practicing, unhappy that Seahawks haven’t extended his contract

  1. Russell Wilson wanted a seat at the table. Maybe they should give him a shot at solving this problem.

  2. Does this suprise anyone? This is WHY he was dealt.

    Schneider and Carroll are morons.

  3. If I remember the Duane Brown playbook he uses when dealing with football teams, his next step is to call the owner of the Seahawks a racist…… classic Duane….

  4. Cut him. Save whatever money you can now, if he’s on their roster he’ll be injured by week 4 at that age…

  5. Poor guy is only getting 10 million for 17 games?!!! That’s only 588k every week for 17 weeks. After taxes and agent fees, he’s probably only putting 350k a week in his pocket per week. Tough break

  6. Right now I’m trying to think of a Seahawk who is not unhappy with his contract, his team, his coach or one or more of the team “units” (e.g. o-line, etc.). No names come to mind. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any, but seriously, and including former players (Sherman, for example), no one comes to mind. How they’ve survived the dysfunction to this point, I don’t know.

  7. xofdallas says:
    August 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm
    Right now I’m trying to think of a Seahawk who is not unhappy with his contract, his team, his coach or one or more of the team “units” (e.g. o-line, etc.). No names come to mind. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any, but seriously, and including former players (Sherman, for example), no one comes to mind. How they’ve survived the dysfunction to this point, I don’t know.
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    Russell Wilson, first ballot HOF is the reason.

  8. He’s 35 and had a knee injury last year. That’s a bad recipe for any kind of long term extension.

  9. Nothing is worse these days than a modern athlete who feels disrespected. Doesn’t the NFL know that players have feelings and most who feel disrespected suffer from season ending turf ego illnesses?

  10. All y’all calling him greedy when we know you’d want more money and job stability if y’all were in his position.

  11. you gt to be thinking wtf is the nfl doing. 50 k daily fine for not showing but we do allow you to show up and refuse to practice and the team cant do a dam thing about it. This is an nfl terrified of pissing off the players and having a boycott

  12. Seattle can cut him and save $11.29M in cap space. I suspect Brown may have a hard time getting that much money from another team at this point. Maybe he’d be better off taking $11.29M because it’s better than anything else he’s likely to get. If they do cut him he may have a problem even landing on another team

  13. Holding in???
    Time for the ol’ conduct detrimental to the team bit. Suspend with no pay till you’re ready to go to work, when you show up for work, period.

  14. Seahawks get to experience the Duane Brown experience.

    Would be nice if they just cut him. Not sure it is feasible with his contract.

  15. Not likely to get a deal of more than a year from anyone. Shut up and play, don’t take the team down with you.

  16. Not surprised to see this from Brown. He pulled this in Houston, looks like he will start blaming the Seahawks organization soon.

  17. If you don’t like your millions of dollars, then quit and go work at Arbys. You wouldn’t last 3 hours.

  18. And the Texans got roasted for trading Brown. Same with Hopkins.

    Both are good, if not great player, but way over paid.

  19. So the NFL allows the players to go to camp to avoid that huge 50K daily fine that scares the heck out of their wallets but says, you dont have to participate in camp and the team cant fine you. Wow sure did the owners and coaches a great deal in that edict.

  20. Idiot probably doesn’t have enough money in his bank account to put a down payment on a house because he’s pissed away everything he’s made. Now he’s in panic mode when realizes that not very many teams are in need of a 35yo O lineman with a bad knee, so try to hold the only team that will give you a roster spot hostage. These guys live in a fantasy world while they are playing but when their playing days are over 70% have no idea how to survive in the real world.

  21. So this is how it works. He’s 35 and coming off of a knee injury. He sits on sidelines and allows backups to get more reps. As the team gains confidence in the younger, lower paid backup, it makes it easier to cut Brown at the end of preseason – making it difficult for Brown to get $10 mill this season or any

  22. statechamp77 says:
    August 7, 2021 at 8:22 am
    And the Texans got roasted for trading Brown. Same with Hopkins.

    Both are good, if not great player, but way over paid.

    12 3 Rate This

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    If Houston hits on those picks they are great trades by Houston. Arizona is going nowhere with their bust of a qb and a WR at 27 mil per who disappears in bigger games.

  23. touchback6 says:
    August 7, 2021 at 11:05 am
    statechamp77 says:
    August 7, 2021 at 8:22 am
    And the Texans got roasted for trading Brown. Same with Hopkins.

    Both are good, if not great player, but way over paid.

    12 3 Rate This

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    If Houston hits on those picks they are great trades by Houston. Arizona is going nowhere with their bust of a qb and a WR at 27 mil per who disappears in bigger games.
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    A bust of a QB? This coming from the same guy who builds up Mac freaking Jones on every thread as the second coming of Christ. It must be painful to be this freaking ignorant.

    Murray is already one of the best top 10 QBs in the league and he hasn’t even hit his prime. He threw for a hair under 4K YDs last season, rushed for 820+ more accounting for 37 total TDs in just his 2nd season. He’s ranked 7th among NFL QBs on this very site and posted a border line elite PFF grade last year of 83.8 in just his 2nd season after earning a Pro Bowl nod as an alternate as A ROOKIE, making the pro bowl outright in his 2nd season after being among the favorites for MVP of the league over the first 11-12 weeks last season and earning rookie of the year his first year in the league. Murray has only been in the league for 2yrs and he went to a team that earned the #1 overall pick for a reason. If that’s a bust I’ll take 7 of those every year with each of my draft picks.

  24. The lack of self awareness by the majority of NFL players never ceases to amaze me. The guys 36 coming off a knee injury, the Hawks front office would be criminally negligent to extend this guy to any guaranteed money at his age, why does Brown think guys like Fitzgerald and Whitworth are always signing one year deals. He needs to look at it from the Hawks GMs perspective. And it’s not like he’s being underpaid, these guys need to stop being so childish.

  25. Is anyone happy in the NFL anymore? It sure doesn’t seem like it. I only wish these guys would have played back in the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or 60’s to understand how good they have it.
    Reality is a foreign concept to them.

  26. I understand why he wants a new contract and all, but he’s gotta realize that he’s in a really bad position to pull this holdout. 36 coming off a knee injury and the Seahawks would save $11.35 mil in cap space by cutting him. Cut him and go sign KJ.

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