The Houston Texans have reportedly released veteran defensive tackle Brandon Dunn after six seasons with the organization.
Dunn started a career-high 13 games for Houston last season before a fractured hip put him on injured reserve in December. The 28-year-old widebody equaled his career-high with 26 tackles before getting hurt.
According to longtime NFL writer Aaron Wilson, who reported news of Dunn’s release tonight, the Louisville product is fully recovered, but the Texans still chose to cut him before he entered the second year of a three-year contract.
Texans cutting veteran defensive tackle Brandon Dunn, according to league source. Dunn had made a full recovery from a fractured hip suffered last season. He was entering second year of a three-year, $12 million contract. Dunn has 114 career tackles, one sack, eight TFLs
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 20, 2021
Dunn, who began his career, with the Chicago Bears in 2014, will likely draw interest elsewhere if he is indeed healthy.
“Yeah, surprised. Like anybody, it always surprising to get released, but it’s a business and I understand,” he told FOX 26’s Mark Berman.
DT Brandon Dunn on being released by the #Texans: “Yeah, surprised. Like anybody, it always surprising to get released, but it’s a business and I understand.”
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 20, 2021
In his career, Dunn has played in 76 games with 37 starts. He has produced 114 total tackles, two fumble recoveries, one sack and one forced fumble.
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