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Texans' Duane Brown Reportedly Won't Attend Camp Amid Contract Dispute

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 25, 2017

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Duane Brown #76 of the Houston Texans warms up with teammates before the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 6, 2015 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.  Buffalo defeats Houston 30-21.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown is not expected to report to the start of training camp due to unresolved contract issues with the team, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

The 31-year-old has missed the entire offseason program and is now set to earn a fine of $40,000 per day he holds out of training camp.  

Brown has two years remaining of the six-year deal he signed with the team in 2012. Per Spotrac, he is set to make $9.65 million during the 2017 season, which would be the highest salary of his career. However, this only makes him the 11th-highest paid player in the league at his position.

The left tackle has been a fixture on the Texans offensive line since he was drafted in the first round in 2008. He started in Week 1 as a rookie and has remained in the starting lineup every game he has played since.

In nine years, Brown has made 132 starts while earning three Pro Bowl appearances and one first-team All-Pro selection.

Injuries have been a bit of a problem recently, however, as he has missed six games over the past two years. He lost four games due to a quad injury in 2016, although Pro Football Focus still rated him as the No. 14 player in the league at his position out of 78 qualified players.

The veteran is hoping his level of play is enough to solidify a new contract before the start of the 2017 season.