Duane Brown comments on trade rumors

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 29: Defensive end Dwight Freeney
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Will the Houston Texans trade left tackle Duane Brown before this week’s NFL trade deadline?

A report came out on Sunday that the Seattle Seahawks have shown interest in trading for Houston Texans’ left tackle Duane Brown.

Brown of course missed the Texans’ first six games of the season as he held out for what everyone initially thought was a contract dispute.

It turns out that Brown’s hold out may have had to do with the views of Texans’ owner Bob McNair, which is interesting, since the hold out went down before his comments surfaced where he referred to NFL players as inmates.

Brown was asked about the trade rumors on Monday, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"“Yeah, I don’t pay too much attention to that stuff,” Brown said Monday inside the Texans’ locker room. “When I come into work, I come into work with my guys and that’s the mentality that I have.”"

Brown was asked whether or not he wants to continue to play for the Texans.

"“That’s not up to me,” Brown said. “I’m just here to go to work. Whatever happens happens. I come in with the mentality to go to work. I’m here with my teammates right now.”"

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien was also asked about the trade rumors surrounding Brown on Monday. Of course he didn’t have much to say.

If the Texans could somehow get a first or second round pick in exchange for Brown, then it would make sense for them to trade him. But other than that I wouldn’t move on from him if I was the Texans.

The thing is, Brown is not getting any younger and the Texans are probably one or two years away from being a Super Bowl contender given the fact that quarterback Deshaun Watson needs to develop more and they need to solidify their offensive line.

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