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Duane Anthony Brown is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).



He played college football at Virginia Tech and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Brown has also played for the Seattle Seahawks.

Brown was selected by the Houston Texans in the first round (26th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was only the second Virginia Tech offensive lineman ever drafted in the first round of an NFL Draft, after Eugene Chung in 1992.



Brown started all sixteen games as a rookie in 2008 and became the first Texans rookie lineman to start every game since Chester Pitts in 2002.

In 2009, Brown protected the blind side of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub who led the NFL with 4,770 passing yards and helped the offense set franchise records with 6,129 total yards and 388 points.

On October 30, 2017, Brown was traded to the Seattle Seahawks for cornerback Jeremy Lane and two draft picks (a 2018 fifth round and a 2019-second round).


However, the following day it was reported Lane had failed his physical and would no longer be part of the trade; instead, the Seahawks would send a third-rounder in 2018 (Martinas Rankin) and a second-rounder in 2019 in exchange for Brown and a 2018 fifth-round pick.

On January 23, 2018, Brown was named to the 2018 Pro Bowl, replacing Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson.

On August 15, 2022, Brown signed a two-year, $22 million contract with the New York Jets. He was signed in order to replace Mekhi Becton after he suffered a knee injury and was placed on injured reserve. He was placed on injured reserve on September 10, 2022, after injuring his shoulder in practice.



Duane Brown, an American football player, is the son of Myra and Dennis Brown. Apart from the fact that they gave birth to the brilliant offensive lineman, there is very little information available about them.