Duane Brown plans on playing football in 2017

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Houston Texans’ left tackle Duane Brown that he will play this season despite his current hold out.

I just wrote an article on Sunday discussing whether or not Houston Texans’ left tackle Duane Brown will end his hold out anytime soon.

Brown ended up talking to the media on Monday during a Hurricane Harvey relief event in Houston after arriving from Los Angeles where his wife works as a radio host.

Brown made it clear that he will not hold for the entire season.

"“I’m definitely playing football this year,” Brown said."

Brown was then asked when he’ll be back on the football field.

"“I don’t know. We’ll see,” replied Brown."

It certainly sounds like Brown will not be showing up for this Sunday’s opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

My guess is that Brown is hoping that the Texans’ offensive line will look bad and the front office will cave in and give him more money.

For now it looks like the Texans will rely on veteran Chris Clark to hold things down at left tackle until Brown decides to return.

The 31 year-old Clark went undrafted in 2008 out of the Southern Miss. He’s been on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos.

Clark’s first season with the Texans was in 2015 when he started four games that year . He started 14 games in 2016. Clark has yet to prove that he belongs as a starter.

Hopefully Clark can step up when Houston really needs him.  That would be right now.

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Comment below and let us know when you think Brown will return and whether you think Clark is able to fill in for him.