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The Duane Brown and Seattle Seahawks saga appears to be over, as Brown was back at practice Monday.
Brown being back with the team ends the holdout that began when training camp started a few weeks back. Brown came to practice, but was unable to play because he had no contract.
While Brown still does not have the extension he sought, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that his agent is in talks with Seattle regarding a contract adjustment.
How important is Brown? He’s the blindside protector for quarterback Russell Wilson, maybe one of the most important pieces for the club. And now, according to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, Brown is going to play in Sunday’s opening day kickoff against the Colts.
“He’s ready to go,” Carroll told reporters. “We’re pleased to have him. All in all, in the camp that he was able to put forth, he did all the learning, he’s really healthy.
“He’s really healthy right now, and I’m really thrilled about that for him. It was one of the things that we realized about the process of it that we would not wear him down at all during camp, like any player. So he’s got fresh legs coming.”
The Hawks have had several players unhappy with their contracts lately. The team was able to get safety Jamal Adams and Pro Bowl safety Quandre Diggs under contract, which ends a two-week hold-in. Carroll says Diggs will play in Week One.