Five-time Pro Bowler Duane Brown visits the New York Jets as he looks to sign a deal after leaving the Seattle Seahawks… less than a month after 37-year-old offensive tackle was arrested for carrying a gun in his luggage at LAX
- Duane Brown hosted by New York Jets during team’s Green & White Scrimmage
- Brown has made five Pro Bowls and eight all-NFL teams in his 14-year career
- Brown was arrested at LAX this summer for a concealed firearm in his luggage
- He has only missed four games in four seasons despite being 37 years old
The New York Jets may be in the middle of training camp but that hasn’t stopped them from chasing another big name acquisition via free agency.
On Saturday the team hosted five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown for a visit. The Jets also hosted offensive tackle Reilly Reiff for a visit back in June but he ended up signing with the Chicago Bears.
The Jets drafted OT Max Mitchell out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL draft, but have still been looking to add depth to a group that currently has Chuma Edoga and Conner McDermott slotted as the first tackles off the bench.
Duane Brown walks back to the locker room after a game against the San Francisco 49ers
Brown, who turns 37 at the end of August has battled injuries earlier in his career while with the Houston Texans, has remained durable in recent years with the Seattle Seahawks after playing all but games in the last four seasons. He has also played every game of the last two seasons.
He was named second-team-All-Pro as recently as 2018 while with the Seahawks and was named to last season’s Pro Bowl as an injury replacement.
The Jets front office seemed to be in full recruiting mode during Brown’s visit as he was seen talking with not only General Manager Joe Douglas but also assistant GM Rex Hogan, and team owner Woody Johnson as well.
Brown looks on from the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders in 2018
‘There’s interest on both sides. .. Joe (Douglas) has been working on that for awhile,’ Head Coach Robert Saleh said on Duane Brown. ‘You can never have enough people on the O-line.’
Brown, however, did get into legal trouble this offseason after he was arrested when a gun was found in his luggage at Los Angeles International Airport. He was charged with a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon and could potentially spend a year in jail.
He could also stand to face discipline from the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy.
Brown walks off the field after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2019
The potential roster spot that Brown is looking to fill may well be that of McDermott, who looks to have potentially suffered a long-term injury during the Jets’ annual Green & White Scrimmage.
McDermott left the scrimmage and limped to the locker room with an ankle injury under the assistance of trainers. Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini the team will run test Sunday to determine the severity of the injury.
New York also recently signed linebacker Kwon Alexander who once played under coach Saleh while the two were both with the San Francisco 49ers. Alexander most recently played for the New Orleans Saints.