Jan 9, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown (76) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jets OT Duane Brown on verge of season debut

Veteran tackle Duane Brown is planning to make his New York Jets debut Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

“As of now, I’m good to go,” the five-time Pro Bowl selection told reporters on Friday.

Brown, 37, was placed on injured reserve the day before the season opener with a shoulder injury.

Head coach Robert Saleh said Brown would be a full participant in practice Friday and a game-time decision for the Week 5 AFC East contest between the Jets (2-2) and Dolphins (3-1) in East Rutherford, N.J.

Brown would be a welcome presence on an offensive line that is missing rookie right tackle Max Mitchell, out with a knee injury sustained in last Sunday’s 24-20 win at Pittsburgh.

Brown started all 203 of his NFL games with the Houston Texans (2008-17) and Seattle Seahawks (2017-21), most of them at left tackle. He signed a two-year deal worth a reported $20 million with the Jets in August.

–Field Level Media

Feb 4, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Seattle Seahawks tackle Duane Brown (76) during NFC practice at the Las Vegas Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jets LT Duane Brown (shoulder) out Sunday, IR possible

New York Jets starting left tackle Duane Brown will miss Sunday’s opener against Baltimore with a shoulder injury.

Coach Robert Saleh confirmed the veteran’s status Friday and said there’s a chance Brown will land on injured reserve.

The Jets signed Brown, 37, on Aug. 11 after losing Mekhi Becton for the season with a fractured right kneecap.

Conor McDermott is listed as the No. 2 left tackle on New York’s depth chart, but he has been limited in practice this week with an ankle injury. Rookie Max Mitchell, a fourth-round draft pick, is another option.

Rolling out a patchwork offensive line against the Ravens is not an ideal situation with 37-year-old quarterback Joe Flacco under center. Flacco is starting against his former team because Zach Wilson is sidelined for at least three games with a knee injury.

Brown is a five-time Pro Bowl selection who has started all 203 of his NFL games over 14 seasons with the Houston Texans (2008-17) and Seattle Seahawks (2017-21).

–Field Level Media

Jan 9, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown (76) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jets signing OT Duane Brown

The New York Jets are signing five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown, ESPN reported Thursday.

The signing comes in the aftermath of the Jets losing right tackle Mekhi Becton to a season-ending knee injury. Brown visited the Jets on Saturday.

The veteran free agent, who turns 37 later this month, started all 17 games for the Seattle Seahawks last season, earning his fifth Pro Bowl nod.

Brown was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport last month for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon. He was booked on a misdemeanor charge and released after posting a $10,000 bond.

A first-round pick by Houston in 2008, Brown has started all 203 of his regular-season games with the Texans (2008-17) and Seahawks (2017-21)

He was traded from the Texans to the Seahawks in 2017 and signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract extension with Seattle in 2018.

–Field Level Media

Jan 9, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown (76) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Pro Bowl OT Duane Brown visiting Jets

Five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown visited the New York Jets on Saturday, NFL Network reported.

The veteran free agent, who turns 37 later this month, started all 17 games for the Seattle Seahawks last season.

Brown was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport last month for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon.

He was booked on a misdemeanor charge and released after posting a $10,000 bond.

A first-round pick by Houston in 2008, Brown has started all 203 of his regular-season games with the Texans (2008-17) and the Seahawks (2017-21)

He was traded from the Texans to the Seahawks in 2017 and signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract extension with Seattle in 2018.

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Feb 4, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Seattle Seahawks tackle Duane Brown (76) during NFC practice at the Las Vegas Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Pro Bowl OT Duane Brown arrested on weapons charge

Five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon, multiple media outlets reported.

Brown, who is currently a free agent, was booked on a misdemeanor charge and released later on Saturday after posting a $10,000 bond, per the online record.

TMZ reported the gun was unloaded when it was discovered by airport security. Brown, 36, is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 3.

Brown started all 17 games for the Seattle Seahawks last season. He was named to his fifth Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Trent Williams of the San Francisco 49ers.

Brown, who also made the Pro Bowl in 2012-14 and 2017, was selected by the Houston Texans with the 26th overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was traded from the Texans to the Seahawks in 2017 and signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract extension with Seattle in 2018.

He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2012.

Brown has played in 203 career games, all starts, and didn’t miss a game the past two seasons.

–Field Level Media

Jan 9, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown (76) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Panthers pursuing LT Duane Brown

The Carolina Panthers are pursuing veteran free agent left tackle Duane Brown, ESPN reported Sunday.

Brown is a five-time Pro Bowl selection. A first-round pick by the Houston Texans in 2008, he spent the past five seasons with the Seahawks. He signed a three-year, $34.5 million contract extension in 2018 with Seattle.

He has played in 203 career games, all starts, and didn’t miss a game the past two seasons. He’ll turn 37 just before the start of the 2022 season.

The Panthers need to upgrade their offensive line this offseason. Carolina quarterbacks were sacked 52 times last season, fifth most in the NFL.

–Field Level Media

Nov 8, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Duane Brown (76) stretches prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Seahawks rework LT Duane Brown’s contract

The Seattle Seahawks have reworked the final year of left tackle Duane Brown’s contract, ESPN reported Tuesday.

The four-time Pro Bowl selection will receive a $7 million signing bonus and $4 million in salary for 2021, per ESPN.

Brown, 36, had been scheduled to earn $10 million in base salary and up to another $1 million in per-game roster bonuses. While the total compensation doesn’t change, he receives more money up front with the new arrangement.

Brown’s “hold-in” ended Monday when he returned to practice. Coach Pete Carroll pronounced him “ready to go” for Sunday’s season opener at Indianapolis.

A first-round pick by Houston in 2008, Brown has made 186 starts for the Texans (2008-17) and Seahawks. He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2012 and made the Pro Bowls after the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017 campaigns.

–Field Level Media

Nov 30, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive guard Mike Iupati (70) and offensive tackle Duane Brown (76) wait for the snap against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Seahawks pine for LT Duane Brown’s return

Russell Wilson’s left tackle has left the building, and Wilson is openly pining for Duane Brown to return to the Seattle Seahawks.

Brown is entering the final year of his existing contract and set to earn $11.35 million, including bonuses, in his 14th NFL season.

But Brown, 35, wants the Seahawks to address his deal, head coach Pete Carroll admitted. Brown is sitting out of practices.

Wilson openly ribbed the Seahawks for not addressing the offensive line in February. Without Brown, he voiced even more frustration.

“Not having Duane Brown out there is a pretty significant deal because I think he’s one of the best left tackles in the game, there’s no arguing it,” Wilson said. “I think he’s as good as it gets. There’s nobody more athletic, more talented than he is. Age is just a number. He looks like he’s 28-30 out there. He’s really exceptional. So smart and physical, understands the game, and I think people fear him, to be honest with you, when they’re rushing him and playing against him. So we definitely want to be able to get him back out there. We’ve got to figure that out because we need Duane Brown.”

Based on Spotrac’s salary database, 11 left tackles will make more than Brown and three right tackles earn more. Brown turns 36 later this month but started every game in 2020 with Seattle.

Carroll said the Seahawks are attempting to find a middle ground.

“We’re working at it…” Carroll told NFL Network. “Duane is really an important player for us on the offensive side of the ball. And we know how to work with him and make sure he’s ready to play. He’s making a statement right now. We’re working with him. He’s going through walkthroughs and all, so we know he’ll be ready to play. He would not be practicing a lot at this time (anyway), so we’ll try to work our way through it and make sure we can put this thing together.”

–Field Level Media