Seahawks rework Duane Brown’s contract

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Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown returned to the field yesterday after refusing to practice for most of the summer, and now we know why: He and the Seahawks have agreed to a reworked contract.

The precise terms of the new deal are unclear, but multiple reports say that Brown will get an upfront signing bonus, rather than the per-game roster bonuses that had been in his previous deal. In other words, money that Brown previously would have earned only by playing will now be guaranteed to him even if he gets injured.

Brown was one of multiple NFL players “holding in” this year, reporting to training camp but refusing to practice without a contract. The NFL’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement with its players hits players with financial consequences if they hold out and refuse to show up to training camp at all, but it doesn’t stop players from “holding in.”

The Seahawks are expecting Brown to start at left tackle on Sunday at Indianapolis.

8 responses to “Seahawks rework Duane Brown’s contract

  1. Plus, he gets to play in front of the loudest and most committed fans in the history of sports and win a Lombardi. Not a couple of bad perks to go with the contract.

  2. Have the Seahawks gotten any better? Not many changes to a team that has not been a true contender for several seasons now. This team won’t get a sniff at a Lombardi until Pete moves on. The coaching has become stale and predictable.

  3. Translation? They used this as a resolution so he didn’t have to play/practice before the season.

  4. “Money that Brown previously would have earned only by playing will now be guaranteed to him even if he gets injured”

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    Considering he hasn’t practiced prior to the season, he will be injured….

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