Whereas newly acquired left deal with Duane Brown is simply beneath contract by means of subsequent season, Seahawks basic supervisor John Schneider made it clear Monday afternoon they see Brown as a giant a part of their future.
“As a result of we acquired Duane, we would like him to complete his profession right here and have him be right here for a number of extra years,” Schneider mentioned.
The Seahawks reached an settlement with the Texans to accumulate Brown in change for cornerback Jeremy Lane and a pair of draft picks. The deal continues to be contingent on physicals and different administrative steps being accomplished.
Brown solves a big downside for the Seahawks at left deal with. Schneider mentioned he’d been in talks with the Texans ever since George Fant tore his ACL throughout the preseason with Seattle. That damage pressured the Seahawks to make use of Rees Odhiambo at left deal with for the primary seven video games of the season.
Whereas Odhiambo might be serviceable in go safety, he actually struggled as a run blocker. Jadeveon Clowney continuously tossed Odhiambo round throughout Sunday’s recreation between the Seahawks and Texans. Brown’s addition provides a steadying affect to a beleaguered offensive line that has improved all through the season.
“We’re actually excited to get him up right here, get him again up right here,” Schneider mentioned. “He might have simply stayed in a single day, I suppose, however we’re simply actually excited so as to add the participant and his management and the man.
“Energy. Physicality. He’s received nice fingers, actually good instincts. He’s only a mountain of a person.”
The Seahawks should do some maneuvering across the wage cap so as to add Brown to their roster. The commerce of Jeremy Lane to Houston isn’t sufficient to offset the wage commitments Brown brings together with him. Giving Brown a contract extension – which he was searching for for Houston in holding out for the primary seven weeks of the yr – might permit Seattle the flexibleness they should match Brown into their wage cap. It might additionally set the desk for him to be part of the staff past the 2018 season.
The deal doubtless gained’t be accomplished till late-Tuesday or Wednesday, which provides Seattle time to finish the contract hurdles essential.
“He’s a heck of a participant, been a heck of a participant for a very long time,” Schneider mentioned.
Brown is a three-time Professional Bowl choice and was named a first-team All-Professional in 2012.