Duane Brown

#76T,
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 315
Born:
College: Virginia Tech
Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia
Draft: 2008 1st round (26th pick) by the
  • Cleveland Browns QBs Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler begin early stages of competition
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    Cleveland Browns QBs Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler begin early stages of competition

    BEREA, Ohio -- Another session of OTAs has begun at the Browns training complex in the Cleveland suburb of Berea, and that means another quarterback battle is underway. Cody Kessler, by virtue of his eight starts as a rookie last year, is working with the first team. It doesn't matter that he lost all eight games; his experience puts him ahead of trade acquisition Brock Osweiler and rookie DeShone Kizer. Kevin Hogan is the fourth quarterback. Of course, much could change between now and the start of training camp in late July. Even that is a long way from the start of the regular season in a home game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I think Cody is stronger and the ball has more zip on it," coach

  • J.J. Watt gave early curfew, cooked up a storm for Texans' DL retreat
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    J.J. Watt gave early curfew, cooked up a storm for Texans' DL retreat

    The Houston Texans defensive linemen spent some time up in Wisconsin at J.J. Watt’s log cabin. The All-Pro defensive end hosted his mates for a week of bonding and training in his comfortable, remote environment. Christian Covington provided a glimpse into what went on in Watt’s Wisconsin woods in his appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. The primary takeaway? They slept and ate. A lot. “We wake up generally around 10 o’clock”, Covington told the shocked hosts, who were clearly expecting some sort of military-type dawn reverie. He continued, “Twelve o’clock eating lunch and getting ready to train. Afternoon we’re training.” What about the food? “J.J. can cook. What you see is what

  • History says trading up for a first-round quarterback is generally a terrible idea
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    History says trading up for a first-round quarterback is generally a terrible idea

    Almost every year, teams desperate for quarterbacks talk themselves into trading up in the draft to get the guy they're suddenly convinced can right a listless franchise. It almost never (ever, ever) works, and teams that find themselves picking early in one draft after the next seem slow to learn from history. There are exceptions of organizations coming off down seasons, moving up to take a quarterback, and suddenly winning football games. But more often than not, trading up is a fool's errand.  Last month, three teams in three very different predicaments took the plunge. The 3-13 Chicago Bears have redefined hopeless; for them, Mitchell Trubisky feels like their "any port in the storm" quarterback.