What’s going on with Duane Brown?

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Will Duane Brown play for the Houston Texans this season?

All of the sudden we’re almost half way through the 2017 NFL Season with the Houston Texans heading into their week seven bye.

It seems like every few weeks the subject of left tackle Duane Brown and his hold out comes up.

The main question is, when will Brown end his hold out and return to the football field?

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Thursday that nothing has changed between the Texans and Brown.

"Per a source with knowledge of the situation, nothing new has happened between player and team."

Florio pointed out that Brown has been holding out for such a long time that he’s almost eclipsed $5 million in fines.

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While Brown is accumulating a lot of money that he will end up owing the Texans, there’s another reason he’ll need to report at some point in the near future.

Brown has to show up and make himself available for a total of eight regular season games, or else he won’t get credit for this season. Which means he’ll still have two years remaining on his current contract, instead of one year, since his contract is scheduled to expire after the 2018 season.

If Brown doesn’t make himself available for eight games this season, his contract won’t expire until after the 2019 NFL season.

As Florio pointed out, the Texans would be smart to trade Brown away in an effort to gain a first or second round pick, after trading them away to move up and draft Deshaun Watson as well get rid of quarterback Brock Osweiler and his contract.

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Comment below and tell us what you think the Texans should do with Brown. Will he play for them this season?