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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

Texans land CB Joseph

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
The Texans have signed free agent CB Johnathan Joseph, filling a major area of need on their roster.

Report: Leinart staying in Houston

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Less than 24 hours after a report sent him to Seattle, QB Matt Leinart will remain in Houston, agreeing to a deal with the Texans.

Report: Texans, DL Lewis agree to deal

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
The Texans and DL Damione Lewis agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Report: Texans agree to deal with OT Butler, WR Jones

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 9:39 a.m. ET
The Texans agreed to a new contracts with OT Rashad Butler and WR Jacoby Jones, according to PFW correspondent and Houston Chronicle writer John McClain. 

Texans unlikely to pursue Burress

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress is interested in signing with the Texans, but we hear Houston is an unlikely landing spot.

Texans make changes in scouting department

Posted July 18, 2011 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Texans announced Mike Maccagnan as their new director of college scouting and Dale Strahm as a national college scout.

Texans, Saints cancel joint training-camp practices

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
The Texans and the Saints have cancelled three joint practices before their Aug. 20 preseason game at Reliant Stadium.

Texans will attempt to re-sign WR Jones

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
One of the Texans' first orders of business once free agency begins is re-signing WR Jacoby Jones.

Key Texans defenders recovering well from injuries

Posted July 01, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
The Texans' players invited the media for the first day of their unofficial minicamp, giving PFW's source on the scene an injury update on several key members of the "D."

Great offenses successfully overcoming poor 'D'

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The 2010 Patriots had the league's best record despite boasting a poor defense. This is part of a recent trend that begs the question, can QB Matt Schaub and the Texans finally break through?

AFC South best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 19, 2011 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC South who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Connor Barwin, Donald Brown, Jared Cook and Mike Thomas.

Whisenhunt, Kubiak to embark on USO tour

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt will join this year's USO tour to the Persian Gulf to meet and greet members of the U.S. military.

Texans still looking for another starting safety

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
If the Texans find that the free-agent market for safeties is not to their liking, there are at least two candidates on the roster who could vie for a starting job in 2011.

TE Daniels healthy, eager to get back to work

Posted June 03, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels is anxious to get back on the field and pick up where he left off in the final four games last season.

Second-year RBs Tate, Hardesty looking up at stars

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
After missing their rookie seasons with injuries, RBs Ben Tate and Montario Hardesty are now stuck behind a couple of the league's best backs.

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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