Home / Texans / Texans Expected To Be Without LT Duane Brown For Start Of Season, Could Stay On PUP

Texans Expected To Be Without LT Duane Brown For Start Of Season, Could Stay On PUP

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Texans LT Duane Brown (torn quad) is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

  • According to Rapoport, the Texans plan to be cautious with Brown, which means he could remain on the PUP list to open the year.

It would cost Brown the first six games of the season if he’s left on the PUP list to open the year.

Brown, 30, is in the fifth year of his seven-year, $56.2 million contract that includes $22.08 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $7 million for the 2016.

Last year, Brown appeared in 14 games for the Texans, but dealt with a quad injury that ultimately required surgery. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 16 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.