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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

Chargers TE Gates could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Chargers TE Antonio Gates popped the plantar fascia in his right foot. Combined with the toe and ankle injuries he has in his left leg, his status for Sunday's game vs. the Texans is not looking good.

Texans waive DE Ogunleye

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Texans placed veteran DE Adewale Ogunleye on waivers on Tuesday and replaced him with practice-squad LB Tim Jamison.

Colts beat Texans 30-17, take division lead

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw for two touchdowns and Mike Hart ran for a career-high 84 yards as the Colts held on for a 30-17 victory over Houston.

Monday-night inactives

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
The following players are inactive for the Monday-night game between the Texans and Colts.

Saturday injury report for Texans-Colts

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week Eight Monday-night game, Houston at Indianapolis, showing the status of each injured player and to what degree each participated in his team's practices.

Colts RB Addai doubtful; Brown should return

Posted Oct. 30, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Colts don't expect to have starting RB Joseph Addai for Monday night's game against the Texans.

Texans searched players' lockers for banned substances

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 10:40 p.m. ET
Concerned that some of his players might be using illegal substances, Texans owner Bob McNair instructed team staffers to search the players' lockers and remove any substances not approved by the league.

Ward earns more playing time with Texans

Posted Oct. 29, 2010 @ 8:33 p.m. ET
In his brief time with the Texans, and in limited work, reserve RB Derrick Ward has produced in a big way, rushing for 141 yards and three touchdowns — including bursts of 33 and 38 yards — in 17 carries in four ...

Texans move Cushing to MLB; sign DT Lewis

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
The Texans made some defensive changes on Monday, a week before they return to the gridiron in a Week Eight Monday night game against the Colts.

Texans left to replace ever-dependable Ryans

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The loss of star MLB DeMeco Ryans to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury weakens a Texans defense that is struggling in multiple areas.

Texans lose MLB Ryans for the season

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
The Texans scored a big comeback victory over the Chiefs in Week Six, but lost MLB DeMeco Ryans for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

Johnsons late TD lifts Texans past K.C.

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson with 28 seconds left to give Houston a stunning fourth-quarter comeback in the Texans' 35-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Fired Minnesota coach Brewster could return to NFL

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
An NFL insider has told PFW that Tim Brewster, who was fired Sunday as head coach at the University of Minnesota, could resurface in the NFL as an offensive assistant.

Texans' Jackson getting tough on-the-job training

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Committing to young corners has worked before for Houston, but the Texans have yet to see the payoff with rookie Kareem Jackson, who's been targeted by opposing offenses and has been beaten numerous times, in various ways. 

Texans' pass defense, pass rush issues to watch

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 2:31 a.m. ET
As the Texans seek to play steadier after some up-and-down play early in the season, here are a few areas to watch. 

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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