Amid rumors that he won't be ready for the opening of the 2016 season, Duane Brown is reportedly being activated for the Houston Texans, and he will not start the regular season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. This may not mean that Brown will play in the season opener against the Chicago Bears, but it does suggest that he may return to action well before the six-week mark of the regular season; the PUP list designation would have required that he miss the first six weeks per league rules.
Texans activating Duane Brown from physically unable to perform list: https://t.co/u7T7P0npan— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 3, 2016
OT Duane Brown not going on PUP.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 3, 2016
You may recall that Brown suffered a severe leg injury in the regular season finale of 2015: a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right leg. Despite looking ready earlier in this summer, he apparently had a slight setback during training camp, yet Brown now appears to be back on track to return to action at some point early in the 2016 regular season.
This is really fantastic news! Let’s hope Houston’s best left tackle is defending Brock Osweiler's blind side as soon as possible.
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