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Duane Brown‘s hold-in effort has now long surpassed Jamal Adams‘, with the Seahawks left tackle having observed the team’s practices for nearly a month. The team is looking into a compromise.

The Seahawks are now looking into adjusting Brown’s 2021 compensation, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com notes (video link). They are not believed to be eyeing a new contract for Brown — at least, not at this point — but are now aiming to find a creative solution to meet the soon-to-be 36-year-old blocker in the middle. Brown’s deal expires at season’s end; he has long sought an extension at a higher rate, skipping minicamp and training camp in order to land one.

Given Brown’s history, expecting him to back down after the team adjusts some of the Pro Bowl- or participation-based incentives already included in his deal might be optimistic. The accomplished tackle held out well into the 2017 season, when the Texans traded him to the Seahawks, and he has the support of Russell Wilson this time around.

Seattle also did not blink in its most recent staredown, which ended with Adams signing after the team threatened to withdraw its offer. The Seahawks would prefer to have Brown play out his contract year, in order to see how much he has left in his 14th season, before reassessing the situation in 2022. With the tackle market having changed substantially since Brown signed his three-year, $34.5MM extension in 2018, the veteran understandably wants to cash in without going through another prove-it year.

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