The Houston Texans’ offensive line just got a lot stronger with left tackle Duane Brown set to make his debut this season.
All week it sounded like starting left tackle Duane Brown would make his 2017 debut this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, after ending his hold out this past Monday.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Saturday that the Texans have activated Brown and waived offensive tackle Kendall Lamm. So Brown will play.
The Texans moving on from Lamm isn’t a big surprise. You could argue that he was their weakest offensive lineman after getting benched during their week one loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Brown certainly came back at the right time with offensive lineman Chris Clark out with a calf injury this week.
Clark has done a pretty good job at left tackle in Brown’s absence. Now he can rest up and get healthy.
Brown will be tested right away with the Texans’ offense facing off against a very good Seattle Seahawks defense. I wouldn’t expect Brown to look perfect. He’ll have to knock off some rust.
Brown could face veteran pass rusher Dwight Freeney, after Seattle signed him earlier in the week with defensive end Cliff Avril done for the season.
I’m not sure how much football Freeney has left in him. The 37 year-old recorded three sacks in 15 games last season for the Atlanta Falcons. He recorded eight in 2015 for the Arizona Cardinals.
Texans’ right tackle Breno Giacomini will have a tough match-up against Seahawks defensive and Michael Bennett. This will not be an easy game for Houston’s line.
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