Bob McNair comments on Duane Brown’s hold out

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Texans’ owner Bob McNair isn’t happy about Duane Brown’s hold out.

One of the big stories for the Houston Texans this summer is the contract hold out of left tackle Duane Brown.

Texans’ owner Bob McNair was asked about Brown on Tuesday.

Here’s what McNair said according to State of the Texans:

"“Well, you know, he ought to be here,” McNair said of Brown. “He needs the work just like everybody, so we look forward to his coming back. I’m sure he’ll be here, it’s just a matter of when.”"

McNair is right, it is only a matter of time before Brown reports to the Texans and continues his career.

As of right now Brown is racking up fines since the NFL’s current collective bargaining agreement allows teams to fine players $40,000 for every day that they hold out as long as they’re under contract.

As of right now the Texans have  been using Kendall Lamm at left tackle during practice.  But he’s also been working at right tackle as well and has a chance to start on the right side.

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Brown is of course hoping that the Texans will cave in and reward him for being one of the top left tackles in football by reworking his contract in order to allow him to receive more guaranteed money.

On the flip side, Houston knows that Brown won’t hold out and miss the entire upcoming regular season since he would then forfeit his game checks that add up to over $9 million for the season.

Right now I wouldn’t expect the Texans to give in and change Brown’s contract at all given the fact that he’s 31 years-old and on the backend of his career.