Seattle Seahawks veteran LT Duane Brown unhappy about lack of new deal

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  • Brady HendersonESPN

RENTON, Wash. – Veteran left tackle Duane Brown isn’t pleased he hasn’t received a new deal from the Seattle Seahawks, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.

Brown has taken a similar approach to his unresolved contract situation as Security Jamal Adams, both of whom report to training camp but fail to train in the absence of a new contract. Brown goes into the final year of the $ 34.5 million three-year extension he signed in 2018.

According to the roster management system, he is set to earn $ 11.35 million this season between his base salary, roster bonuses and incentives likely earned. Brown’s base salary of $ 10 million for 2021 ranks fourth among left tackles, according to Spotrac, while the annual average of his current deal of $ 11.5 million ranks 17th.

Brown took second place (94%) as tackle last season in ESPN’s Pass Block Win Rate as a tackle and, since 2018 (92.7%), fifth place. He appeared in all 16 games in 2018 and 2020, while missing four in 2019 with knee and bicep injuries.

The Seahawks have not fined Brown or Adams for choosing not to practice, a source told ESPN.

Coach Pete Carroll said Saturday he expected Brown to start training “soon” but he hasn’t yet as he has been watching all seven of the camp’s practice sessions from the sidelines. Brown, a 14th year veteran, will turn 36 later this month.

“It’s a long camp,” Carroll said on Saturday. “There are [preseason] Games and there are weeks and weeks to get ready. He has returned in fantastic shape. He does all that morning stuff and participates to the max and all that. I’m not worried about Duane’s football; I just want to make sure that I do everything I can to make him as strong as possible in the beginning. He’s so gifted at playing, conditioning and all of that. I would like to buy him some time here and get him on the road shortly. We don’t have to get him out here and hit him for a while. “

Jamarco Jones and Cedric Ogbuehi have mainly played left tackle with Seattle’s No. 1 offensive in Brown’s absence. The Seahawks also drafted Stone Forsythe in the sixth round from Florida and worked him on the left tackle.

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