Texans’ LT Duane Brown out for week 1

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Duane Brown
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Duane Brown /

The Houston Texans will definitely not have Duane Brown this week.

Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown spoke to the media earlier this week and made it clear he will play football at some point in 2017.

But It’s pretty obvious that Brown will not be showing up for the Texans’ first game, which is this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Wednesday that Brown will at least miss this week’s game after failing to report for practice.

With Brown not playing, veteran Chris Clark will get the start at left tackle.

As I pointed out in my article about which match-ups to watch this week, Clark will have his hands full with Jags’ defensive lineman Calais Campbell.

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The Texans would be smart to have a tight end or running back chip in order to help Clark out.

A chip is when a player like a tight end or running back hits a defender off the line in order to disrupt their pursuit before they go out for a pass. It would buy Texans’ quarterback Tom Savage more time in the pocket and take some pressure off of him as well as Clark.

Texans add a cornerback.

The Texans have signed cornerback Marcus Burley.

The 27 year-old Burley went undrafted out of the University of Delaware in 2013. He’s played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns.

Burley has 61 tackles, eight pass deflections and two interceptions during his career so far.

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