Andre Brown | RB
Posted: 8/11/2014 8:38pm et
The Houston Texans released RB Andre Brown on Monday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Brown, who was thought to be the clear backup to Arian Foster, apparently wasn't thought much of by the Texans' new coaching staff which released the veteran back two days after not playing him in the preseason opener. As to who is the Texans' No. 2 RB, take your pick between Jonathan Grimes and sixth-round rookie draft pick Alfred Blue. It won't be Dennis Johnson or rookie free agent Tim Cornett who were also shown the door Monday.
Posted: 7/3/2014 4:31pm et
Houston Texans RBs Andre Brown and Alfred Blue may be the two main candidates for the No. 2 running back job during training camp.
Huddle Up: The former N.Y. Giant Brown would seem to rate an edge over the sixth-round rookie Blue, and this could come into play if Arian Foster's health issues flare up again. Still, Gary Kubiak and his run-oriented attack are now in Baltimore, so don't expect the fantasy gold that was the Texans' ground game a few seasons ago.
Posted: 4/8/2014 2:24pm et
Free-agent RB Andre Brown (Giants) has signed a 1-year deal worth $645,000 to play for the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: With Ben Tate gone, the Texans needed a RB2 behind Arian Foster, and they filled that bill with Brown, who had a career-high 8 rushing TDs in 2012 and followed that up with career bests in touches (159) and yards from scrimmage (595) this past season.
Posted: 4/7/2014 11:11am et
The Houston Texans are visiting with free-agent RB Andre Brown (Giants) Monday, April 7.
Huddle Up: The Texans could use some veteran Arian Foster insurance, and Brown is a viable option for that role.
Posted: 2/27/2014 1:07pm et
There has been no progress of late between the New York Giants and impending unrestricted free agent RB Andre Brown on a new contract.
Huddle Up: Brown missed the first half of the season with a leg fracture but returned to lead the team in rushing with 492 yards and 3 TDs in 8 games. Brown shouldn't be asking for the moon, but the Giants do need to listen given the uncertainty of fellow RB David Wilson's recovery from neck surgery.
Posted: 12/26/2013 10:28pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Brown still has the final concussion-protocol hurdles to clear, but he's on track to play in the Giants' season finale against the Redskins.
Posted: 12/22/2013 10:26pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) was carted off in overtime of the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions. He was taken to the locker room to be evaluated for concussion.
Huddle Up: It could be the Peyton Hillis show next week.
Posted: 11/10/2013 11:39pm et
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) was only expected to see limited carries, but instead carried a career-high 28 times for a career-high 106 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: We might have finally found a viable fantasy back in New York. Unlike Brandon Jacobs' big game a few weeks back, there is no reason to think Brown shouldn't keep producing. Barring injuries, of course.
Posted: 11/4/2013 3:51pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) was given a package of plays for the team's Week 10 game. 'The coaches just told me to be ready,' said Brown. 'They threw me some special plays out there. They want to get me back in football shape. They want to kind of ease me into this thing. That's what they plan on doing and we'll go from there.'
Huddle Up: It'll be interesting to see how much playing time he gets right out of the gate, but the Giants might finally be getting some stability at the running back position.
Posted: 10/29/2013 8:59pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) is 100 percent healthy and recovered from his fractured left leg, but he said he will wear a protective shin guard 'for the rest of my career.' Head coach Tom Coughlin said he's 'going to have to wait and see' when Brown will return. It's unclear if RBs Peyton Hillis and Brandon Jacobs will have a roster spot when Brown returns.
Huddle Up: The Giants have a bye this weekend so definitely look for Brown back in action Week 10.
Posted: 10/28/2013 10:13pm et
New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) said he feels great and expects to play after the team's Week 9 bye.
Huddle Up: Five RBs already have logged carries for the Giants this season with Brown set to join the mix in less than 2 weeks. His forte was goalline work a season ago, finishing with 8 TDs, but with the remainder of David Wilson's season a question mark due to a neck injury, Brown could easily lay claim to the lead-back role when he works himself back into game shape.