The Seattle Seahawks–and every other NFL team, for that matter– are preparing for opening day of the NFL season coming up this weekend. For months, the Seahawks have had questions regarding Duane Brown as he has been seeking a new contract.
Questions have remained about where or not Brown was going to play if he didn’t receive a new contract before the start of the new season. However, there seems to be some clarity of the situation.
Duane Brown is going to play, Pete Carroll says
— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 6, 2021
So, this seems to be good news for Brown and the Seahawks, although there doesn’t seem to be a new contract headed this way, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
#Seahawks and LT Duane Brown, who's been unhappy with his contract, have discussed potential solutions to his situation in recent days. Seattle doesn't plan to extend him but has discussed adjustments to his final year. Brown spotted back at practice today, per @BradyHenderson
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 6, 2021
Adjustments are coming by not an extension, at least not yet, but it is terrific news for Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll that Duane Brown is playing and was even back at practice with their first game less than a week away.
Furthermore, safety Quandre Diggs was also back at practice, and the Seahawks just kept getting good news ahead of the 2021 season opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
Here was Duane Brown sharing a light-hearted moment with Quandre Diggs and a hug with Carlos Dunlap while walking onto the practice field today. Seahawks practice just ended. We’ll hear from Pete Carroll shortly. pic.twitter.com/2Wo8Fdgl7Y
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) September 6, 2021
Brown, the four-time Pro Bowler, is all set to protect Wilson once again, and the Seahawks and Brown still hope to get a long-term deal done, although it might have to wait until the end of the season.