Houston Texans commerce Duane Brown to Seattle Seahawks


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  • Brady HendersonESPN

SEATTLE — The Seahawks have acquired Professional Bowl left deal with Duane Brown in a commerce with the Texans, sources advised ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Seattle is sending cornerback Jeremy Lane to Houston together with a 2018 fifth-round decide and a 2019 second-round decide, sources advised Schefter.

The commerce comes sooner or later earlier than the NFL’s Tuesday commerce deadline and sooner or later after the Texans misplaced to the Seahawks in Seattle.

The acquisition of Duane Brown ought to carry aid to the Seahawks’ injury-depleted offensive line. Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire

Brown, 32, has spent his complete 10-year profession with Houston, which chosen him within the first spherical in 2008 out of Virginia Tech. He returned final week from a holdout and performed 68 out of 71 offensive snaps Sunday towards Seattle.

Requested earlier Monday about the potential of the Texans buying and selling Brown, coach Invoice O’Brien stated: “I haven’t got any say in that. You already know what I imply? I coach the group, that is what I do. Duane performed nicely yesterday. Clearly he is performed nicely for us for quite a lot of years. I’ve a whole lot of respect for Duane, however that is the enterprise facet of issues, and I simply consider teaching the group.”

The Seahawks have been in search of upgrades to an offensive line that has misplaced two starters to damage. One was George Fant, the projected starter at left deal with, who suffered a torn ACL within the preseason. Rees Odhiambo, a 2016 third-round decide, has struggled whereas changing Fant.

The Seahawks beforehand met with free-agent left deal with Branden Albert, however nothing materialized.

The commerce for Brown marks one other daring transfer by Seahawks common supervisor John Schneider, who has beforehand made offers for Marshawn Lynch in 2010, Percy Harvin in 2013 and Jimmy Graham in 2015.

Requested earlier Monday whether or not the Seahawks are hoping to make a commerce earlier than the deadline, coach Pete Carroll stated: “You are both competing otherwise you’re not. You already know John; he is on the market attempting to determine what is going on on. You by no means know.”

Including Brown would require some salary-cap maneuvering by Seattle.

Brown’s contract with Houston features a $9.four million base wage for 2017, of which rather less than $5 million stays. The Seahawks had solely about $1.four million in cap area as of Monday, in response to NFL Gamers Affiliation information. So even with the rest of Lane’s $four million base wage for 2017 coming off the books, the Seahawks should clear room ultimately to soak up Brown’s contract, until they restructure it.

Lane, a 2012 sixth-round decide, lately misplaced his beginning job at proper cornerback to rookie Shaquill Griffin. Lane returned Sunday towards Houston after lacking two video games and most of a 3rd with a groin damage. He started the sport as Seattle’s nickelback however was changed in that position by Justin Coleman after hurting his thigh, Carroll stated.

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