He's playing under a six-year, .4 million contract that includes .081 million guaranteed with a .5 million signing bonus.The deal has become outdated with time as new tackle deals have surpassed those numbers.In the aftermath of a 34-16 AFC divisional-round loss in January to the eventual Super Bowl champions, the setback has created even more determination for the defending AFC South champions.Winning the past two division titles, the Texans hope to make a serious playoff run this season. "Getting to the playoffs isn't good enough for us anymore, and we understand that," veteran linebacker Brian Cushing said. We're ready to take the next step." As the Texans report to training camp this week at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, here's a look at 10 key questions surrounding the team: 1.The Texans love Watson's work ethic and how quickly he's absorbing the nuances of the offense.If Savage gets hurt again or falters and Watson isn't deemed ready to step in, the Texans have a capable emergency alternative in veteran Brandon Weeden. The comeback from a pair of back surgeries that sidelined the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year last season is nearly complete.If Watt's back holds up and he regains his form as one of the top defensive players in the NFL, the Texans' top-ranked defense could become even better. I feel like we can all be out there together, me and him and the rest of the guys and just stay healthy, we're going to be a special defense." 3.Watt and Pro Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney could form one of the most dangerous front-seven tandems in the league. The impasse between the Texans and their three-time Pro Bowl left tackle hasn't been resolved.
Cushing had been suspended four games without pay on Friday, May 7, 2010, for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. more Houston Texans running back D'Onta Foreman (27) runs upfield after making a catch during OTAs at The Methodist Training Center on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Houston.
Barring a change, he's not expected to report for the start of camp.
Brown skipped the entire offseason due to unhappiness about a contract that has two remaining years, including a non-guaranteed base salary of .65 million this season.
He's subject to fines of ,000 for each day of camp that he holds out.
Among all left tackles, Brown ranks 11th in cash compensation this year.