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Two Tackles To Take On Freeney

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Rookie Duane Brown is the starting left tackle for the Houston Texans. However, the Texans rest him every third series and veteran Ephraim Salaam is inserted into the game. Why do they do this? Here's a brief history lesson on Houston's left tackles in 2008.

Brown began the year as the starter. He gave up three sacks to the Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison in their opener, struggled mightily against Kyle Vanden Bosch the following week and Joey Porter gave him all kinds of fits in Week 6. Those are tough assignments even for Pro Bowl left tackles, let alone rookies beginning their careers. Nonetheless, it was after the Miami game that Coach Gary...

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