The trade of offensive tackle Duane Brown to the Seattle Seahawks reverberated emotionally in the Texans' locker room.

Brown had remained a respected and outspoken team leader after becoming disgruntled with his contract and holding out for the first six games.

"Of course, everybody was upset," Clowney said. "He's a great leader, but we don't have anything to do with it. We got to go out and fight with the guys that are here. We're getting ready for the Colts this week."

Texans veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph, an elder statesman for the defending AFC South champions, said it was obvious that Brown was pushing for a trade.

Brown had been unhappy with his contract for quite some time. He was extremely critical of owner Bob McNair after his "We can't have the inmates running the prison" comment.