Report: Duane Brown ends holdout, Texans can't get trade partner

Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown will officially end his holdout and he's just in time to be traded before the trade deadline on Oct. 31.

Well don't hold your breath on that second part.

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Brown has returned to play for the Texans not in anticipation of a trade. NFL reporter Benjamin Allbright added the Texans had many buyers but no one was willing to give them the trade price they had in mind.

Many teams have a hole at left tackle and can use the help including the Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals who were all rumored to be looking for tackle help.

The Seahawks were even reported to be aggressively shopping for a new left tackle via trade; apparently that aggression didn't rise to the level needed to secure the former 2012 All-Pro's services.

Meanwhile, the three-time Pro Bowler, who's set to make $9 million each year for two more seasons, was looking for one last deal before he hits free agent at the age of 33 in 2019 but the Texans were budging on a new deal, which caused the holdout. While holding out, he missed the Texans first six games and their bye week along with all of preseason and training camp; however, coincidentally enough, he returns just in time to play -- the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Perhaps a first hand look at Brown's talents will give the Seahawks or any left tackle-needy team the faith they need to meet the Texans demands.

Or perhaps the aging starter will finish his career in Houston, as both parties surely would prefer for one of their elite players in franchise history.

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