Duane Brown skipping OTA’s over contract, per report

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I imagine that Duane Brown will not be missing when the Houston Texans start training camp in July.

We mentioned in our Morning Fix that there weren’t any hold outs from OTA’s this week.

Well that now doesn’t seem to be the case.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that Houston Texans’ left tackle Duane Brown is holding out due to his contract situation.

"Texans veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown is absent from a voluntary organized team activity due to displeasure with his contractual situation, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation."

Brown’s current contract isn’t scheduled to run out until after the 2018 season. He’s set to make just under $10 million in each of the next two seasons.

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With Brown being 31 years-old, I’m not sure the Texans are going to be open to handing him a new contract. Especially when they still need to give star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins a new deal.

The Texans cannot fine Brown for skipping OTA’s since they’re voluntary.

Now if Brown stages a hold out during training camp, that’s another story.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien was asked about Brown on Tuesday.

I would honestly be surprised if Brown continues his hold out into the summer.  This could just be him making a statement to the Texans’ front office.

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