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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 sign first-round CB Jackson

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
Houston has signed its first-round draft choice, CB Kareem Jackson, to a five-year contract, PFW's Texans correspondent, John McClain, is reporting on his Twitter account. Details of the deal weren't immediately available.

Reports: Texans agree with rookie RB Tate

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Texans and RB Ben Tate, a second-round pick from Auburn, have agreed on a contract, ESPN and The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. ESPN reported the contract is for four years.

Texans sign rookie TE Graham

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Texans signed rookie TE Garrett Graham on Wednesday, the club announced. Terms were not disclosed.

RB Henry vying to stick with Texans

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
RB Chris Henry, who showed promise early in his career before being suspended, is competing for a roster spot with Houston after a couple of unproductive seasons.

AFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2010 @ 8:41 a.m. ET
In the third installment in our series of training-camp reports, we look at the AFC South teams.

Texans, Falcons hoping to get over hump

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
With Houston and Atlanta being the highest-rated teams not to make the playoffs last season, NFList examines how other recent "near-miss" clubs fared the following season.

Texans sign WR Dickerson

Posted July 14, 2010 @ 8 p.m. ET
The Texans signed WR Dorin Dickerson, a seventh-round selection from Pittsburgh, on Wednesday.

Texans have solid reserve options at cornerback

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
One position where the Texans have accumulated solid depth is cornerback.

Okoye sheds weight; will sacks come?

Posted June 22, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
A lighter Texans DT Amobi Okoye has "been tougher to handle" for the team's offense to handle in offseason workouts, head coach Gary Kubiak told Houston reporters at the end of the club's final minicamp.

Texans sign FB Griffith, two others

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
The Texans signed veteran TE Derek Fine, FB Justin Griffith and WR Bobby Williams on Wednesday.

Texans sign OG Smith

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 9:08 a.m. ET
The Texans signed OG Shelley Smith, a sixth-round pick from Colorado State, on Wednesday.

Vikings sign RB Moats

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed RB Ryan Moats to join their crowded running back situation.

Texans TE Daniels, LB Sharpton sign contracts

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender with the club on Friday, the club announced. Also, the Texans signed LB Darryl Sharpton, a fourth-round pick.

Texans' young TEs getting work in Daniels' absence

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
While Texans TE Owen Daniels works his way back from a November knee injury, rookie Garrett Graham and second-year pro James Casey have received a lot of work in OTAs.

Reports: Texans, DT Mitchell agree on deal

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Texans and DT Earl Mitchell, a third-round pick from Arizona, have agreed on a contract, The Houston Chronicle and ESPN reported Wednesday.

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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