HOUSTON – The Houston Texans announced Thursday that offensive lineman, Duane Brown was back with the team.
“I’m very happy, man,” Brown announced from his locker at NRG Stadium. “I miss these guys a lot. Good to be back here. Ready to get back to work.”
Brown hasn’t played with the team yet this season.
He was holding out while he was waiting for contract re-negotiations with the Texans losing an unbelievable $500,000 a week during the six games he missed!
The 32-year-old has already lost about $5 Million through fines and lost pay. That might have been a factor in Brown getting back on the field.
Brown basically has two years remaining on his contract.
“This is where I want to be,” he declared. “I love the city of Houston. I love the fans. I love my teammates. So, I’m here to work.”
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has to be excited to have Number 76 back in the lineup.
“Glad to have him back!” The coach said during his press conference. “He’s in good shape. And we’ll just keep working with him and see where it goes from here.”
With a starter back on the O-line, Texans QB Deshaun Watson should get better protection moving forward– and that can only make the Texans high-scoring offense even better!
“He’s a special talent, man,” Brown remarked of Watson. “I think Coach O’Brien has done a great job of catering to his skill set and he’s been able to do a lot. And it’s been great to watch, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
But it’s possible the Texans could trade Brown to another team that would renegotiate Brown’s contract the team has two weeks to consider that option.
One thing’s for sure the three-time pro bowler will be a welcome sight on the field as the Texans take on the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday!