- Ian Rapoport reports that Brown is physically ready to practice. However, the Texans have no plans to trade him, barring an unforeseen turn of events.
Brown has recently come up as a potential trade option for teams in need of offensive line help.
According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, the Texans would consider trading Brown in a deal that would help them replenish a 2018 draft class diminished by the loss of a first- and second-round pick. Although, it remains to be seen how this situation will play out.
Brown was holding out for a new contract, which triggered a de-escalator in his contract that will cost him $250,000 for the 2017 season. Brown also sat out of voluntary workouts.
However, it looks like he wanted to ensure that he’ll still credit for this season.
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.