The Houston Texans have traded All-Pro left Tackle to the Seattle Seahawks for cornerback Jeremy Lane, a 2018 fifth round pick and a 2019 second round pick per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Duane Brown has been very outspoken about Texans owner Bob McNair and has stated McNair’s position on certain issues is part of why he was holding out to start the season.

With the addition of Lane, the Texans defense gets the help in the secondary they desperately needed. The Houston secondary has been exposed this season allowing 238 yards per game (11th most in the NFL) and 14 touchdowns (fourth worst). Their eight interceptions ranks eighth in the league, but with how they were carved up by Russell Wilson this past Sunday, a trade was needed. Lane does not fix all of the Texans defensive issues, but will help them take a step in the right direction.


Adam Schefter reported that Jeremy Lane failed his physical and has returned to the Seahawks. The trade has now been amended to correctly accommodate both sides. Houston now sends a 2018 fifth round pick in addition to Brown for Seattle’s 2018 third round pick and 2019 second pick.

Not acquiring Lane in the deal hurts, Houston’s pass defense really needed the help. But with the draft pick being upgraded to a third rounder in 2018 compared to a fifth rounder, help could be on the way in the upcoming draft. Unfortunately that does not help the Texans right now which is what they really need.

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