The Seattle Seahawks look to have found an answer to their left tackle woes. On Monday afternoon when the team announced that it had successfully acquired left tackle Duane Brown from the Houston Texans. According to various sources, the Seahawks had been looking to acquire the three-time Pro Bowler ( 2012,2013,2014) and one-time All-Pro ( 2012) for a long time.
“He’s an alpha male,” Seattle General Manager John Schneider said of Brown to the Seattle Times. “He’s a leader. He’s been through a lot of NFL battles. A lot of these guys (on the Seahawks) know who he is. He’s one of those guys, it’s kind of like you saw with (the signing of the veteran defensive end) Dwight Freeney coming in last week. It’s like ‘it’s Dwight Freeney!’ They know he looks like a big door.”
The 6-4, 305-pound Brown was on the field Sunday when the Seahawks and Texans had an epic 42 to 38 shootout that was won by the Seahawks. The Seahawks traded cornerback Jeremy Lane and sent a 2018 fifth-round pick and a 2019 second-rounder to Houston. The Seahawks are looking to rework Brown’s contract so the 32-year-old will finish his career with the Seahawks.
Quarterback Russell Wilson restructuring of his contract enabled the deal to go through. Wilson converted $6.2 million dollars of 2017 contract into a signing bonus. The move was a win for everyone. Wilson was handed a check, the Seahawks were able to clear enough cap room to sign Brown.
The signing of Brown should help fill the void that was created when starting left tackle George Fant suffered a season-ending knee injury in the preseason. Rees Odhiambo had been filling.