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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Texans left tackle suspended

By Tim MacMahon

For the second consecutive week, the Cowboys’ pass-rushers will try to take advantage of a backup tackle.

Texans left tackle Duane Brown has been suspended four games for violating the league policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the NFL announced. He has started every game since being selected in the first round of the 2008 draft.

The Bears lost left tackle Chris Williams to a leg injury early in Sunday’s win over the Cowboys. But DeMarcus Ware wasn’t able to take advantage, failing to sack Jay Cutler, who got rid of the ball quickly after getting hit repeatedly on the first three possessions. (Ware had a half-sack negated by a penalty, but that was before Williams’ injury.)

Rashad Butler, a five-year veteran who has never started a game, is the Texans’ swing tackle. It’s probably safe to assume he’ll get plenty of help against Ware and Spencer on Sunday.