Report: No talks between Texans, Duane Brown

HOUSTON - MAY 09: Rookie tackle from Virginia Tech Duane Brown
HOUSTON - MAY 09: Rookie tackle from Virginia Tech Duane Brown /

The Houston Texans really need Duane Brown, but it doesn’t look like he’s returning anytime soon.

Houston Texans’ left tackle Duane Brown knew what he was doing when he decided to hold out for more money this past spring.

Brown knew that the Texans’ offensive line would crumble without him and the bad news is that he seems to be right.

Houston’s offensive line gave up so many sacks to the Jacksonville Jaguars this past Sunday that their division rivals changed their Twitter handle to “Sacksonville.”

Brown recently spoke at a Hurricane Harvey relief event and said that he will play in 2017, but no one knows when that time will actually come.

There is one problem though.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Texans and Brown have not talked since his training camp hold out kicked off prior to the start of the preseason. So it doesn’t look like he’s closer to coming back.

The Texans do have some leverage since Brown is forfeiting his weekly salary for every game he misses.

But then again the Texans may need to give in and hand Brown a raise if their offensive line continues to look like a revolving door week in and week out.

Kendall Lamm struggled this past week at left tackle and Chris Clark didn’t look any better against a stout Jaguars’ pass rush.

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