A fractured hip forced Brandon Dunn to miss the final three games of the 2020 campaign, but the Texans defensive lineman is confident that he’s now 100 percent healthy.
“It’s been a long journey…and I’ve handled it and basically taken care of it the whole offseason,” Dunn said via Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790. “Due to COVID and everything, it’s not an injury during a normal year…there really weren’t any days off.
“I feel 100 percent now, and I’m ready to compete.”
The former undrafted free agent out of Louisville has been with the Texans since 2015, and he’s had a consistent spot in the middle of Houston’s defensive line since 2017. Dunn has started 37 games for the Texans over the past four seasons, collecting nine QB hits and eight tackles for loss. He started a career-high 13 games this past season, finishing with 26 tackles, three QB hits, and one fumble recovery.
Dunn inked a three-year, $12M extension with the Texans during the 2020 offseason, so there’s a good chance he’ll be sticking around Houston for the foreseeable future.
However, Dunn is also one of the few players from the previous regime, and the front office has made it clear that they’re willing to move on from anyone. While the 28-year-old sounds confident in his ability to get back on the field, he’ll have to show it to secure his roster spot.