Duane Brown felt 'disrespected' by Texans after no contract extension

From ESPN - February 15, 2018

HOUSTON -- Duane Brown's split with the Houston Texans in October was ugly, and this week, the left tackle went into detail on Arian Foster's Now What? podcast about his lengthy holdout, as well as why he wanted to get out of Houston shortly after returning to the team.

Brown, who was the longest-tenured Texans player entering last season, had two years remaining on the contract he signed in 2012 and wanted a new deal. The Texans would not sign him to a contract extension, so Brown did not report to the team until Week 8. He told Foster that after the front office refused to even talk about an extension for most of the offseason, he felt "disrespected."

"It was bigger than football for me at that point," Brown said. I ca not walk in that building and only f---ing play football. You have to interact with these people at some point. I am not one of those people that can just f---ing fake my way through that s---. I ca not. It was just too far gone, and the departure was needed. The relationship was just f---ed up.

Although Brown had two years left on his contract, there was no remaining guaranteed money.

"I could have went to training camp that year, got injured, and I did not have any guaranteed money on my contract, so I could have got cut right then, and that would have been it, Brown said.

The veteran said he made it known after the 2016 season that he wanted to finish his career in Houston and wanted security in doing that.


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