Duane Brown reworks contract with Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks All-Pro left tackle Duane Brown has reworked his contract with the organization. Brown can make upwards of $12 million this season, a league official told USA TODAY Sports+ insider Josina Anderson. He will also receive $11.6 million in guaranteed money with the deal.
Brown had not practiced since reporting to training camp. He returned to the field Monday and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters Brown is ready for the season.
“He's ready to go,” Carroll said via the Seahawks official team account. “We're pleased to have him. All in all in the camp that he was able to put forth he did all the learning, and he's really healthy, really healthy right now, and I'm really thrilled about that for him.
"It was one of the things realized in about the process of it that we would not wear him down at all during camp, like any player, so he's got fresh legs coming in—he wants to play tight end, we probably won't get that chance, but he's asking.”
Brown is a four-time Pro Bowler and a critical member of the Seahawks offensive line. His return adds protection for star quarterback Russell Wilson this season. Wilson was sacked 47 times last season and expressed a need for more offensive line help.
This offseason, the Seahawks acquired Gabe Jackson from the Las Vegas Raiders and re-signed center Ethan Pocic as well. The additions could help strengthen the offensive unit as it prepares for a tough NFC West slate.
The Seahawks begin the regular season against the Indianapolis Colts. Brown’s return is a big addition to the team’s contending hopes this year.
It was also a busy Tuesday for several NFL teams. Many teams looked for running back help just ahead of the regular season. League officials told Anderson that the Baltimore Ravens signed free agent Le'Veon Bell.
Also, the New Orleans Saints waived Latavius Murray. The NFL veteran is now looking to join another roster as a possible late addition.
The Houston Texans were also active as they worked out cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc as they look to add depth in the secondary.