The Houston Texans are placing LT Duane Brown on season-ending injured reserve with a season-ending with a torn right quadriceps tendon on Monday, according to Aaron Wilson.
Brown was involved in a collision in which he appeared to have suffered a serious knee injury.
This is a major blow to the Texans’ offensive line, as they’ll be forced to make some changes to the unit in preparation for their playoff game next week.
Brown, 30, is in the fourth year of his seven-year, $56.2 million contract that includes $22.08 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $7 million in 2015 and 2016.
This season, Brown has appeared in 14 games for the Texans and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 17 offensive tackle out of 75 qualifying players.