Texans trade Duane Brown to Seahawks, per report

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The Houston Texans have traded away Duane Brown to the Seattle Seahawks, in exchange for Jeremy Lane and two draft picks.

There was a report on Sunday that the Seattle Seahawks were interested in trading for Houston Texans’ starting left tackle Duane Brown

Brown was asked about the trade rumors on Monday, but didn’t have much to say.

Now, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Texans have traded Brown to the Seahawks.

Getting rid of Brown makes sense for Houston. He’s 32 years-old and the Texans’ offensive line played pretty well without him before this past Sunday. It also helps that rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson can evade the rush with his ability to run.

Now Brown will play for a team like the Seahawks that can easily contend for a Super Bowl, now that they’ve solidified the left side of their offensive line,

Schefter is also reporting that Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane is headed to Houston along with two draft picks.

Lane lost his starting job to Shaquill Griffin, so he was expendable for the Seahawks.

The 27 year-old Lane only has nine tackles this season. He’s only recorded two interceptions during his career. Both came in 2015.

The Texans could use another cornerback with Kevin Johnson struggling to stay healthy and the fact that their secondary has had problems this season.

Too bad the Texans couldn’t get a first or second round pick for the 2018 draft after trading both away this past offseason. But having a second round pick in 2019 will help.

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