Houston Texans Newswire: Duane Brown Makes the Grade

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Brown cracks the top 50 in 2013, Freeney calls shenanigans on this edition of the Newswire.

Houston Texans News

From the Department of "We already know!" - Duane Brown is a Top NFL Left Tackle.

Duane Brown was the first Texans player named to ‘The Top 100 Players of 2013'. Brown checked in at number 48. Too low in my opinion. He went unranked in the 2012, so 48 this year is progress. Follow this link to see Brown's segment on the show.

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Texans Help Feed the People of Houston.

H-E-B and the Texans presented the Houston Food Bank with $47,000 dollars, the result of the H-E-B Sacks for Hunger program. The money generated will translate into 141, 000 meals for Houstonians. J.J. Watt was at the food bank today to present the check.

Around the League

Titus Happily Headed into the Twilight Zone.

Troy Vincent, the NFL's director of player engagement, recently sat down for an interview about Titus Young. Vincent expressed that he made multiple attempts to reach out Young. Each time he was rebuffed by the former Lions receiver.

"We were told he was not interested in support," Vincent said.

These attempts were made before Young slipped further into madness and was arrested three times this offseason.

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Freeney Calls Shenanigans on the NFL Owners.

33 year old former Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney had trouble finding work this offseason. Although Freeney may not be the same force of nature he once was, the man still has 107 ½ sacks over 11 seasons. In a league with a constant need for pass rushers, it shouldn't have been hard to find a home. Freeney believes the owners had something to do with that fact.

"I basically think the owners got together and decided not to spend the cash on free agents. I definitely think that's part of it. I think the owners made a pact. There's only 32 of them and none of them broke ranks. I think they all decided not to spend money."

Now if only Freeney would go a step further and call shenanigans on the NFL on live TV.

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Jacoby Jones Fails to Bring Home Dollar Store Trophy.

Former Texans receiver Jacoby Jones finished third in the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars. I don't have much more to add; it's news to me that the show still exists. Sorry, Jacoby, you can't win 'em all. Jones is hoping to buck the trend of former contestants of DWTS that have flamed out in their return to the NFL. Hines Ward and Donald Driver both won the dancing competition and proceeded to have their worst career years the following season. Is there a DWTS curse? I doubt it. Will anyone on BRB be shocked to find out the Jones was a flash in the pan in 2012? No.

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