Jadeveon Clowney: Players are upset over Duane Brown trade

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Will the Houston Texans trading Duane Brown hurt them this season? Their players aren’t very happy with the move.

While it was never safe to rule out the Houston Texans trading left tackle Duane Brown, it was still a surprise when the news came down on Monday.

Texans’ pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney says that as a team, they’re not happy about Brown being sent to the Seattle Seahawks.

From Pro Football Talk:

"“Of course, everybody was upset,” Clowney said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “He’s a great leader, but we don’t have anything to do with it. We got to go out and fight with the guys that are here. We’re getting ready for the Colts this week.”"

Texans’ cornerback Johnathan Joseph said that Brown was obviously pushing to be traded.

"“Duane’s situation, it’s a personal situation,” cornerback Johnathan Joseph said. “It was something personal to him. Him being traded, it’s obviously something he was pushing for and they made it happen. That’s part of football.“It’s part of the NFL. It’s business. That’s why they have the NFL trade deadline and there are transactions. Guys in this locker room understand it. Duane Brown understands it.”"

I’m not sure if Brown wanted to be traded. It seemed like he just wanted more money.

But then again, it was revealed this past weekend that Brown isn’t crazy about the views of Texans’ owner Bob McNair.

It’s easy to question the Texans’ decision to trade Brown, since he’s their best offensive lineman on a line that’s very vulnerable.  But he is 32 years-old and wasn’t happy in Houston. That was made clear by his extensive hold out this season.

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The Texans might be able to get through this season with their current offensive line situation, but they’re going to have to make some major moves in 2018. Unfortunately they won’t be able to draft a left tackle within the first two rounds of next year’s NFL Draft, since they don’t have a first or second round pick.

Instead, Houston will have to go out and spend in free agency. When looking at their cap situation, the Texans will have around $49 million in cap room. So they would be able to sign one or two big-time offensive lineman that hit the open market.