Brown had eight interceptions in 2012, but he struggled this year after coming back from an ACL injury in 2013.
ESPN reported that Brown and the Texans have come to terms and will sign shortly.
The interception was overturned due to a penalty.
"We're looking at all the possibilities. We're just trying to get better," defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said, per NJ.com. "It was an internal Giants decision [to make the switch] and I'll just leave it at that."
"We made a position change there. That's all I'm going to say about that. He was not hurt," Coughlin said of Brown, per the New York Daily News.
|2012||New York Giants||16||76||64.0||12||0||8||307||38.4||70||0||11|
|2013||New York Giants||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||38||30.0||8||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||New York Giants||16||0||0||2||0||2||9||2||0|
|2013||New York Giants||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|