Houston Texans starting right tackle Duane Brown is skipping OTAs due to wanting a new contract heading into this season according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Brown's absence comes as the voluntary portion of player participation during the off-season which does not allow the team to fine him.
Brown is scheduled to make over 9 million the next two seasons, the final two years on his current deal. The biggest issue with Brown's contract is that there is no guaranteed money in the deal so his contract would not be fully guaranteed until week one of the season.
With the contracts handed out this free agency period to a week offensive tackle, Brown is looking for some guarantees.
The Texans are not obligated to give into Brown's demands but it is clear that this will come to a head during mandatory mini-camp in mid-June when the team can fine him for not being present.