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Houston Texans Injury News: Duane Brown Expected To Play Against Vikings

Read about how much the left tackle is expected to play in his 2016 season debut on Battle Red Blog.

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What was rumored and hoped two weeks ago appears to be coming to pass. Aaron Wilson reports that your Houston Texans expect starting left tackle Duane Brown to return to action against the Vikings on Sunday.

As seen the story that's linked in the tweet above, Brown proclaimed himself "good to go Sunday." He also said:

"It feels great. It’s been a long journey to get to this point. Very excited to get out there with my teammates and contribute. It’s a big test. I’m looking forward to it."

Texans fans will recall Brown suffered a torn quad in the regular season finale last year. It remains to be seen how much Brown will play on Sunday in his first game back; Bill O’Brien nebulously referred to "a plan" for Brown, and whether that means Chris Clark will still get the lion’s share of snaps at left tackle in Minneapolis or not is unknown. Regardless of how much he plays or how rusty he looks initially, it’ll be nice to see Brown back in action. The offensive line hasn’t exactly been a model of consistent excellence through the first four games of the season, so anything Brown can add will be a most welcome addition to the Texans’ offense.

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