Cornerback Jeremy Lane — who was one piece of the Texans’ return for offensive tackle Duane Brown — has failed his physical with Houston, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter link). As such, the 2018 fifth-round pick that was originally sent from the Seahawks to the Texans will become a 2018 third-rounder, while Seattle will also acquire a 2018 fifth-round pick, per McClain.
In sum, the trade now breaks down as follows:
- T Duane Brown
- 2018 fifth-round pick
- 2018 third-round pick
- 2019 second-round pick
Lane, who is dealing with a leg injury, will head back to Seattle, where he recently lost his starting role to rookie Shaquill Griffin. He’ll presumably continue to rehab and work to regain playing time, as there’s no chance of him being shipped elsewhere now that the trade deadline has passed.
Seattle will re-assume the remainder of Lane’s $4MM base salary, a problem given the club’s lack of cap space. Dealing Lane was theoretically centered around the idea of ridding his salary, so the Seahawks’ decision to restructure quarterback Russell Wilson‘s contract in order to create financial breathing room appears even more necessary.
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