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Seahawks LT Duane Brown is questionable to face the Packers

Seattle Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown is listed as questionable for his team’s divisional round playoff matchup with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, according to Curtis Crabtree of Pro Football Talk. 

Brown has missed the last three games after undergoing surgery to trim a meniscus in his knee two-and-a-half weeks ago. He has not practiced this week.

However, earlier in the week, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Brown was doing some work and that he was encouraged by what he saw:

“Duane did some work yesterday and is doing work again today,” Carroll said on Wednesday, per John Boyle of the Seahawks’ team website. “He won’t practice today, but it’s an encouraging sign about him making his return. So we’ll see what happens. We won’t know until late (in the week).”

Getting Brown back in the lineup would undoubtedly be a massive boost, as he is widely regarded as one of the better left tackles in the NFL.

The 34-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Virginia Tech, was originally selected by the Houston Texans in the first round (26th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Brown immediately started all 16 games for the Texans during his rookie campaign and spent nine-plus seasons in Houston, making three Pro Bowls and also earning a first-team All-Pro selection.

Due to a contract dispute, the Texans traded Brown to the Seahawks in October 2017.

Seattle won 11 games this season, claiming a wild card berth in the NFC. It defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the wild card R=round of the playoffs last weekend.