Houston left tackle Duane Brown ends holdout

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HOUSTON (AP) - Texans veteran left tackle Duane Brown ended his holdout on Monday after missing the team's first six games.

Brown, who has two years remaining on his contract, had sought a new deal which he did not receive.

The three-time Pro Bowler has been the team's starter since he was drafted in the first round in 2008. He refused to comment on his lengthy absence, saying only: "I missed these guys a lot. It's good to be back here. Ready to get back to work."

It's unclear if he'll be ready to play on Sunday when the Texans (3-3) visit the Seahawks.

His salary for this season is $9.4 million, a big chunk of which he lost in his holdout. His 2018 salary is $9.75 million.