Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Re-signing OLT Brown high priority for Texans

About the Author

Recent posts by Arthur Arkush

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m.

Bills bring back McKelvin

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m.

Saints re-sign Galette

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:31 p.m.

Steelers part ways with OLB Harrison

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 12:40 p.m.

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m.

Related Stories

Titans make twin killing; sign OG Levitre, TE Walker

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:39 p.m.

Houston Texans: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m.

Baker to lead Houston's Super Bowl bid

Posted Feb. 25, 2013 @ 3:35 p.m.

Freeney's exit latest example of Colts' sea change

Posted Feb. 16, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m.

Was injury behind Schaub's late-season issues?

Posted Feb. 09, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m.

Texans want Barwin back despite disappointing 2012

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 2:55 p.m.

Texans RB Foster has not talked surgery

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 1:20 p.m.

Foster: Don't expect 100 percent play at Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m.

Texans won't rule out drafting QB

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m.

Watt named PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 11:20 a.m.
Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
By Arthur Arkush

Since the Texans don't negotiate with players in season, the clock is ticking if they hope to lock up one of their prized assets whose contract expires at the end of 2012. Though QB Matt Schaub falls under that category, we hear OLT Duane Brown and OLB Connor Barwin, both coming off career years in which they started 16 games, head the list. Of the pair, Brown is the deal they want to get done first. After struggling to fill the position throughout the franchise's 11 years, the Texans understand Brown has become one of the league's best at a premium position. The hope is that Barwin, who the Texans think potentially can become a 15-20-sack player, also will remain in Houston long term, but they have more options at outside 'backer, including first-rounder Whitney Mercilus, than they do at left tackle. One source explained Brown's value to the Texans saying, "they won't use the franchise tag next offseason until Brown is locked up."

Comments ()