Duane Brown is doing nothing more than wasting his time by staging a hold out.
Houston Texans’ offensive lineman Duane Brown is clearly unhappy with his contract after skipping out on this week’s mandatory minicamp.
It’s understandable that Brown wants the Texans to reward him for his play by modifying his contract to include some guaranteed money over the course of the final two years of his contract, which is set to expire after the 2018 season.
The problem is that Brown doesn’t have much leverage in this situation.
Yes, the Texans can’t afford to have Brown miss any games, but he also can’t afford to hold out through training camp since he will be fined for every day that he misses.
Brown will already be fined for skipping minicamp this week.
While I don’t have any idea how much money Brown would have to pay him fines if he were to skip the entire 2017 season, I’m sure it’s more than he’s willing to pay.
If Brown does decide to continue his hold out into training camp, I’m not sure how much it will help, since he’ll have to report sooner or later to the Texans.
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While it’s unfortunate how NFL teams can release players and not honor their contracts until they expire, holding out is a waste of time since Brown will only end up owing money with the more time he misses.
I understand that Brown wants to make a statement. But he’s truly wasting his time.
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