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Duane Brown

Duane Brown - #76 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 320 lbs.
Birthday 08/30/1985
Birthplace Richmond, VA
College Virginia Tech
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 26th pick by Texans

AFC South training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
How will Mario Williams adapt to the switch from defensive end to rush linebacker in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense? The answer will be key to the Texans' showing this season, as PFW examines the AFC South teams.

Texans' Quin making seamless transition to safety

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
Mario Williams is not the only member of the Texans converting to a new position. Former CB Glover Quin has made a seamless transition to safety.

Texas add WR Darling, RB Williams

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
The Texans signed free-agent WR Devard Darling and RB Javarris Williams on Friday.

ILB Dobbins signs with Houston

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
Former Dolphins ILB Tim Dobbins agreed to terms with the Texans on Saturday, his agent David Canter announced on Twitter.

Foster leaves practice with hamstring injury

Posted Aug. 06, 2011 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
Last year's leading rusher, Texans RB Arian Foster, left Friday's practice with an apparent left hamstring injury.

Competition at cornerback fierce in Houston

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
The Texans will have some difficult decisions to make at the CB position in training camp.

Pollard signs two-year deal with Ravens

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ noon ET
S Bernard Pollard signed a two-year contract with Baltimore on Thursday, it was announced by Ravens executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome.

Texans sign FB Vickers to replace Leach

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
The Texans announced Wednesday that they have signed former Browns FB Lawrence Vickers, an unrestricted free agent.

Texans WR Johnson dislocates finger in practice

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
WR Andre Johnson left the Texans' Tuesday morning practice with a dislocated left index finger, according to PFW Texans correspondent John McClain.

First-round DE Watt signs with Texans

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
J.J. Watt, the 11th overall pick in the draft by the Texans, agreed to a contract on Sunday. Terms of the deal have not been announced.

Ravens sign Pro Bowl FB Leach

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
The top fullback on the free-agency market has a new home. Former Texans FB Vonta Leach signed a three-year, $11 million deal with the Ravens.

Colts sign former Texans QB Orlovsky

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Former Texans QB Dan Orlovsky has agreed to terms with the Colts, PFW correspondent and Houston Chronicle writer John McClain reported.

Report: Rams agree to terms with LB Diles

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Rams reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Texans OLB Zac Diles.

Texans' secondary much improved with Joseph, Manning

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Texans' woeful pass defense got a much needed shot in the arm by signing former Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph and former Bears S Danieal Manning.

Texans sign Bears S Manning

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Former Bears S Danieal Manning has signed a four-year, $20 million deal with the Texans that includes $9 million guaranteed.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 16, 2012
A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Houston Texans have agreed to a new contract with Brown.||||||| The 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown has started all but four games since the Texans drafted him with the 26th overall pick in 2008. Brown earned Associated Press All-Pro second team honors in 2011 after helping the Texans set a franchise record for yards rushing (2,448).
Posted Aug. 06, 2012
Brown returned to practice after sustaining a minor injury last week.||||||| Brown hurt his left leg last Wednesday. The starter at left tackle for the past four seasons, Brown took his regular allotment of reps Monday morning.
Posted Oct. 19, 2010
Brown worked out with his team Tuesday after serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on banned substances. "Longest four weeks of my life," Brown said.||||||| Brown, Houston's first-round draft pick in 2008, said he "unknowingly took a supplement tainted with a banned substance." He would not identify the supplement, but acknowledged that he was "naive" for even trying it. The Texans have a bye this week and went through a light morning workout on Tuesday. Coach Gary Kubiak expects Brown to start Houston's next game, at Indianapolis on Nov. 1.
Posted Sept. 21, 2010
Brown has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.||||||| Brown said Tuesday he "unknowingly took a supplement tainted with a banned substance." Brown's suspension begins immediately, meaning he will miss the undefeated Texans' showdown Sunday with the Dallas Cowboys. His first game back will be Nov. 1 at Indianapolis. The former first-round pick has the crucial role of protecting the blind side of Texans quarterback Matt Schaub. Brown held his own in a season-opening battle with Colts All-Pro end Dwight Freeney.
Posted Dec. 20, 2009
Brown injured his left knee in the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. The team said his return was questionable.||||||| It was unclear how Brown was injured. Rashard Butler replaced Brown, the Texans' first-round pick in 2008.

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