According to Adam Schefter, former All-Pro Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks for cornerback Jeremy Lane ahead of Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Seattle has traded for OT Duane Brown, source tells ESPN. Brown is out of Houston and will go to Seattle— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2017
As part of the Duane Brown trade, CB Jeremy Lane has been traded to Houston, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2017
The Texans were then announced to have received a 2018 fifth-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick, according to Schefter.
Full trade: Seahawks traded CB Jeremy Lane, a 2018 5th-round pick and a 2019 second-round pick to Texans for OT Duane Brown, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2017
Duane Brown made his season debut Sunday against his new team after sitting out the first six games due to a dispute with the team over his contract. Brown, 32, has one more year left on a six-year, $53.4 million contract signed back in the 2012 offseason.
Brown was reportedly looking for an extension or adjustment to his existing contract, but Houston denied the request, which led to Brown holding out. He returned to work last Monday and was prepared to stay with the team throughout the remainder of the season.
Brown now heads to Seattle, a team desperately in need of a veteran presence on the offensive line. The Seahawks definitely are getting an upgrade and are giving Russell Wilson a little more protection.
Jeremy Lane, a Tyler, Texas native, was a sixth-round pick in 2012 by the Seahawks. The cornerback won a Super Bowl ring in his second season and recorded an interception in Super Bowl XLIX (the Marshawn Lynch Super Bowl), but he was demoted to a backup role this season in favor of rookie Shaquill Griffin.
Lane is a veteran presence that will look to bolster the secondary that has looked dazed and confused this season. Houston also adds a pick to their depleted draft pick bank for this year and adds a second-round pick for 2019.
What do you think of this trade, BRB? Did Rick Smith make the right move?