Duane Brown absent as Texans depart for camp

SPORTSDuane Brown doesn't report for start of training camp	Email

SPORTSDuane Brown doesn't report for start of training camp Email

The Houston Texans will officially have their first training camp practice on Wednesday.

Brown was not with the Texans as the team prepared to travel to West Virginia for training camp.

Brown has been a member of Houston's organization ever since, including a spectacular three-year run from 2012 through 2014 when he made three consecutive Pro Bowls and was named a First-Team All Pro in 2012, the first year of his current contract.

Brown is holding out from team activities while trying to renegotiate the final two years on his contract which is slated to pay him nearly $10M a year for the final two years, however none of that money is guaranteed. He's seeking a long-term deal. The Texans placed him on the reserve/did not report list on Tuesday.Brown, 31, now can be fined $40,000 for each day of training camp he misses.

He missed mandatory minicamp last month, resulting in around $80,000 in fines. The two sides should be able to come up with a worthy compromise.

Making it clear he isn't happy with his contract, Brown has skipped the entire offseason program. Brown is a mainstay in Houston's offensive line and he's performed well since the team drafted him in 2008.

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