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Report: Duane Brown Ends Holdout, Returns to Houston Texans

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It is being widely reported that Duane Brown has returned to Houston and is at NRG Stadium to rejoin his teammates.

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Duane Brown Returns to Houston
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All Pro left tackle Duane Brown is reportedly back in Houston to suit up for the Texans.

Brown missed all of preseason activities and the first six games of the regular season. We can only speculate that Brown wanted to renegotiate his contract, or force a trade, although no official “holdout” was ever declared.

Essentially, Brown enjoyed a couple of months on a beach in Southern California, which cost him roughly $3 million. He has to be available for at least eight games, or he won’t get credit for this season. Failing to be credited for the 2017 season would mean the Texans would still have the rights to two years remaining on Brown’s contract through 2019.

Houston’s players won’t likely hold this against Brown, as it is widely accepted that you stay out of each other’s business when it comes to contracts and money. The fans, on the other hand, may take a while to warm back up and receive a player who turned his back on the team for the first six games of the year.

What say you? Are you glad to have Duane Brown back in the building, or are you turning a cold shoulder until he does something on the field to again earn your respect?