Posted August 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
Denver_broncos_v_f463
A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Houston Texans have agreed to a new contract with left tackle Duane Brown. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced. 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). The Houston Chronicle and KRIV-TV first reported Brown's deal. Brown's agent, Andy Ross, did not immediately return a phone message. The Texans (No. 6 in the AP Pro32) play San Francisco (No. 4) in their second preseason game on Saturday at Reliant Stadium. Quarterback Matt Schaub and outside linebacker Connor Barwin also remain unsigned beyond this season. Houston will break in new, full-time starters on the right side of the line, but Brown has proven to be a durable anchor on the left side, starting all 16 regular-season games in three of his first four seasons. Schaub called Brown the best left tackle in the league before training camp began. Brown was suspended four games in 2010 for a positive test for a supplement on the league's list of banned substances. He acknowledged then that he made a ''naive'' mistake and was scared straight by ''the longest four weeks of my life.'' Offensive line coach John Benton says Brown has shown a new level of maturity and leadership since returning from the suspension. Brown seems to have luck on his side, too, lately. Early in camp, Brown got tangled in a pile and came out limping. An MRI exam showed only a bone bruise in his lower left leg, and Brown was back at practice the following week. Brown married radio host and MTV personality Devon ''Devi Dev'' Anjelica in Southern California in July and the two went on a weeklong honeymoon in Thailand. His wife acknowledged him on Twitter soon after news of his contract leaked out. ''Congrats to the man I love (at)DuaneBrown76 on a well deserved new contract,'' she wrote. ''(asterisk)Houston Texas, home of the Texans.(asterisk)''
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

SOTT talks to Kareem Jackson

This past weekend we caught up with Houston Texans starting corner back Kareem Jackson, who was anxious to return to practice with his then healing hamstring. We talked about expectations for the 3 year starter for the Texans and how Vance Joseph and Johnathan Joseph have helped him as a player. Jackson knows it is a big season for him, and the Texans in 2012, see what he had...

Early Risers at Texans Camp

The second week of training camp is under way and with majority of the team at full strength, the Houston Texans have a competitive roster out on the field right now. It has been a sight to see the work these players have put in out on the field. With majority of the team already set, there are a handful of positions that are open for the taking. There have been plenty of bright...

SOTT talks to John Beck

After Wednesday’s practice we had a chance to talk to quarterback John Beck, and it was a great experience to sit and pick the mind of this 6 year pro. Beck let us into his transition from Washington to Houston and how much he has to work to get Kubiak’s offense, also he said how great it was to be in a situation building off from last season, and he also let us know how important...

SOTT talks to Brooks Reed

As the first week of practice winded down, starting Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed took some time out to talk to us and how camp has been going for him. The day before this interview J.J. Watt dislocated his elbow and he talked about how thankful it was just an elbow. Also we covered his relationship with Connor Barwin, how OTAs have already helped him at camp and...

Training Camp: 3 Days until Showtime

Out at training camp today, at the half way point of “game week”, the Houston Texans were working hard today despite the rising temperature as practice continued. Plenty of small notes to pass around today from camp.         Inside Linebacker Concern Shawn Loiseau #90 Today with Keyaron Fox going down with a “significant” knee injury, Brian Cushing spending the night...

Brandon Harris waiting his turn with Texans

HOUSTON No matter how all of this ends for Brandon Harris, whether he earns his keep as a rotation cornerback for the Texans or drifts into the abyss as an unfulfilled second-round pick from the 2011 draft, his maturity shown during occupational adversity can't be marginalized. Professional football players oftentimes fly off the rails at the first signs of disrespect and disregard...

Competition Remains High Between Houston Texans’ Offense and Defense

The final practice before today’s day off was another positive step forward for the Houston Texans in their continued preparation for the upcoming season. Another display of improvement kept the day interesting, particularly in team segments of practice where the offense and defense compete head to head. To this point, the competition between the two units has been fairly equal...

Texans Aren’t Throwing Caution To The Wind With Andre Johnson

Gary Kubiak and the Houston Texans aren’t throwing caution to the wind with Andre Johnson. Johnson returned to the field on Monday eight days after suffering a groin injury in practice. Coach Kubiak said the team will be using its star wide receiver sparingly, at least for now. “We put a play count on him, so we’re going to do that as the week goes on,” Kubiak said, in comments...

Kickers compete in Texans camp

Texans coach Gary Kubiak must choose a kicker during training camp, and for a team with Super Bowl aspirations that could be a pivotal decision. Houston drafted Lou Groza winner Randy Bullock in the fifth round, then signed veteran Shayne Graham to challenge Bullock for the job. Kubiak is looking for a replacement for Neil Rackers, who signed with Washington in the offseason. Rackers...

QB Breakdown: Matt Schaub

Matt Schaub overall is a very good quarterback. Schaub led the Houston Texans to a very good 10-6 record last season, but unfortunately, Matt missed most of the season because of an injury. Schaub had a pretty good season last year, ending the season with an impressive qb rating of 96.8 and completion percentage of 61.0. Can Matt Schaub stay on his feet in 2012? (Courtesy Bleacherreport...

Andre Johnson was back at practice Monday

Getty Images According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson was back on the practice field on Monday after dealing with a groin injury that’s kept him on the sideline. As of right now, I don’t know if the Texans will have Johnson play in this week’s preseason opener.  They may choose to take things slow with him to avoid any potential...

Houston Texans Release First Depth Chart

After the first nine days of training camp, the Houston Texans’ coaches have finally updated their depth chart to reflect the progress of the team and the individual players. The official list can be found on the team’s website here, recreated below. Offense Pos First Second Third Other WR1 Andre Johnson Keshawn Martin Lestar...

Brian Cushing in the hospital dealing with a minor illness

AP Photo According to KHOU.com, Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was hospitalized overnight for a minor illness. “Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing spent the night in the hospital with a virus the team describes as “minor.” “Cushing became ill Tuesday night and Coach Gary Kubiak said they decided to put him in the hospital, instead of sending him home,” wrote...
Texans News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.