Andre Brown

RB / Houston Texans / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bye 9

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  • by Igor Mello |

    Texans part ways with Andre Brown

    The Texans have released running back Andre Brown on Monday, according to the NFL Network. Houston signed Brown in the offseason to be the backup to starter Arian Foster, but fell behind Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Dennis Johnson on the depth chart and wasn't even a participant of the team's first preseason game.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Jonathan Grimes leads pack to back up Arian Foster

    Texans coach Bill O'Brien clarified the competition at backup running back. Jonathan Grimes is in the lead, and Andre Brown is barely in the discussion. As of now it's Grimes, Alfred Blue and Brown, in that order, behind Arian Foster. "Grimes' experience overall probably has him a little ahead of Alfred," O'Brien told the Houston Chronicle. "But Alfred's doing a good job for a guy that just got here." Asked about Brown, O'Brien said: "He's battling out there. … He's out there. He's involved with special teams and things like that. But that's a challenging position, it's a competitive position."

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    There was 'no time left' for Andre Brown

    Andre Brown was projected by many as the Texans' No. 2 running back behind Arian Foster. After the first preseason game, Brown's status is murky at best. Brown did not play Saturday despite Foster sitting out. Coach Bill O'Brien told that the plan at running back was to play Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Dennis Johnson. There was "no time left for Andre Brown with so few offensive plays," the report said. Grimes got 10 carries, Blue got five carries and two receptions on five targets, and Johnson had one carry and one catch. Brown, who ran for 11 touchdowns the past two seasons with the Giants, was not given a snap.

  • by Igor Mello |

    Andre Brown sits out preseason opener

    Texans running back Andre Brown did not participate in Saturday's preseason opener against the Cardinals. The team did not revealed why Brown was held out of the game. Brown is the frontrunner for the No. 2 running back spot behind Arian Foster.

  • by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Alfred Blue to challenge Andre Brown

    The Texans signed running back Andre Brown this offseason to be the backup to starter Arian Foster, but ESPN reports that rookie Alfred Blue could push Brown for the No. 2 job. The report says "Brown has an edge on starting experience. Blue has an edge on youth and lack of mileage." Most likely, if Foster were to get hurt, the Texans would use a tandem of Brown and Blue to replace him.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    O'Brien calls Andre Brown a two-down back

    Texans coach Bill O'Brien referred to running back Andre Brown as a first- and second-down back according to Comcast Sportsnet. Brown is likely to serve as the primary backup to Arian Foster this year. Typically first- and second-down backs are known for their rushing ability and little else. It's worth noting that Brown has 32 receptions for 189 yards in his last two seasons with the Giants, but his 11 rushing touchdowns and 4.1 rushing average over that same time frame speak to what O'Brien's looking for from him.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Texans reach deal with Andre Brown

    Free agent running back Andre Brown agreed to a one-year contract with the Texans, reports the Houston Chronicle. Brown will back up Arian Foster and ease the loss of Ben Tate, who signed with Cleveland.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Andre Brown visiting Texans

    Free agent running back Andre Brown will visit the Texans on Monday, reports Pro Football Talk. Brown ran for 11 touchdowns the past two years with the Giants but averaged 3.5 yards per carry last season.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Andre Brown checking out Raiders

    Free agent running back Andre Brown is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News. Brown appears less likely to return to the Giants after New York signed former Raiders running back Rashad Jennings.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Giants OC: Pass pro 'first and foremost' for running backs

    New Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said his running backs must be good pass protectors "first and foremost." That might be bad news for David Wilson and impending free agent Andre Brown, who aren't great at blitz pickup. "You'd like to have a complete back," McAdoo said. "Obviously, it's ideal to have a guy who's functional out of the backfield catching the football, but at the end of the day, if they can't protect the quarterback, they're going to have a hard time getting on the field."

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