“No End In Sight” Regarding Texans LT Duane Brown’s Holdout

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that there’s “no end in sight” for Texans LT Duane Brown‘s holdout.

Brown’s holdout is currently costing him over $550,000 per week on top of the roughly $1.5 million in fines he incurred for skipping training camp and the preseason. This means that Brown has already lost more than $3 million in total this year.

In order for Brown to still gain an accrued season, he would have to return to the Texans following their Week 8 game.

Florio believes the Texans should at least be open to listening to potential trade offers for Brown, given how this situation has played out up to this point.

Brown is holding out for a new contract, which has already triggered a de-escalator in his contract that will cost him $250,000 for the 2017 season. Brown previously sat out of voluntary workouts, so he appears to be committed to securing a better contract.

Offensive tackles made out well in free agency this year with the top players walking away with between $12-$13 million per year.

Brown, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2008. He’s currently in the sixth year of his seven-year, $56.2 million contract that includes $22.08 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $9.65 million and $9.75 million over the next two years.

In 2016, Brown appeared in 12 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 14 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Brown and his holdout as the news is available.

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